I spent a couple of weeks looking for a hall cabinet to store my toiletries. I went to every local store, the "home" stores, online stores, auction sites, etc. Everything I found was fake wood, and not cheap or real wood and very expensive. Then I found this cabinet. The price was a tad more than I wanted to spend, but I figured it was real wood, so it would last a long time. I was worried after reading the reviews though. Most people had the worst time putting it together, had to re-drill holes, stated parts were missing, claimed it's top heavy, etc. I must say, I did not have that experience at all. It arrived within a few days, and the packaging was excellent. I am pretty handy around the house...enjoy putting things like this together. But, again, I was concerned over other reviews. Well, I poured myself a glass of wine, turned the tv on and settled in with my screwdriver and wood glue. About an hour and a half later I was all done. I must say this was very easy to put together. The directions were simple to follow. Yes, the dowels had to be glued in, but I always glue dowels when building something like this. It just provides extra strength. The reviewer who stated it's top heavy because it fell over when he was screwing the back in...well, why wouldn't you lay it down and screw the back in? Common sense!!! It is absolutely not top heavy. I have all of my toiletries inside, and on top I have a large candle and some decorative items. I'm not concerned at all about this cabinet tipping over. It is very stable. Several people stated their handles "pulled out" because the pine is soft. I've had the cabinet for over 2 weeks now and I did not experience this problem. I also had plenty of screws for the project. Note: pay attention to which screw your using...if you use the wrong screw in the wrong place, then you will run out of screws in another place. Now, I did have a problem with one of the upper doors. It doesn't line up exactly with the other door...it's a smidge off. But it still closes just fine, and when I get an extra 10 minutes I'll re-drill new holes, re-position the door and wood fill the old holes. No big deal. Oh, and the honey color is very nice. It's like natural wood with just a light stain. This color would blend in with a lot of color schemes So, bottom line is this: this cabinet is great! For such a low price you can not find a better cabinet.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes