frniturefan Review

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Good at first, now deteriorating
 from Folsom, CA,  Nov 11, 2012

I was pretty happy with this dresser when I first received it. It's mostly constructed of solid wood, mind you, the type with numerous boards joined and laminated together. But still, I much prefer this to laminate or particle board. Since the wood is actually numerous pieces laminated together the stain has a lot of variation in color throughout the piece. This may be a good or bad thing depending on what you prefer, but I liked that it gave some interesting character. The only particle pieces were the drawer sides and bottoms and the dresser backing. Altogether, it's a solid piece. I've had this thing for about a year, but things went downhill recently as the finish on the top of the dresser has started to bubble and turn a milky white. So far it's a spot about the size of a silver dollar where it seems like the finish is just separating from the wood underneath. Here's a picture (hope this link shows up): http://i***.jpg Nothing sits on the dresser at all so nothing really caused it. The only repair I can think of would be to sand that part off and refinish, but then the stain would be effected and the color wouldn't be even. Not good any way you slice it. Most of the dresser seems fine and the tallboy I have seems fine as well, so I'm chalking it up to a defective finish. Unfortunately overstock wouldn't replace it as they said it has been too long. I somewhat understand, but it's not my fault either that the finish didn't start to separate until I'd had it almost a year. Anyways - I think the dresser is/was a great looking piece. But it is still a budget item with the potential for defects like mine. Caveat Emptor.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Product is a bit darker
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
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