I purchased this as a little mail/shoe shelf for the house. Color on the site said natural and looked medium brown to me, but the color I received was very dark. Color was not an issue. The real issue was the package was missing a major part and could not be put together. I tried to order a replacement part and they said it would expedite the request. We waited for the part and received the first of three or so Overstock emails that said they couldn't get the part from the manufacturer yet. I finally responded that they should just ship me a new shelf and I will return the old one. Then they said they located the part. So from the time I ordered the shelf to the time I received the new part it was about 3 weeks. Put the shelf together over the weekend. I was able to get through the directions okay. The project took longer than I thought it would. Hint - You CAN NOT tighten the screws. Or the pieces will not fit together. Predrilled holes, just barely match up so you need the wiggle room. Once we got it together, it seems sturdy enough for our purposes. Fits well in the spot we were looking to put it. A little too pricey for what it is and I wish the color was lighter. It is marketed as Outdoor, so there are plenty of exposed screws in case you are planning to put it inside.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Site color was lighter than reality
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Missing Parts, poorly drilled holes, cracked wood, poor quality directions
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
As with other reviews this was difficult to put together, there were some pieces/screws that didn't fit per the instructions. Wish they can change instructions a bit to make it more user friendly. We had to make a couple of our own adjustments but once that was done the final product was quite nice. Must be patient when assembling.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? lil darker wood
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
It's perfect on the porch holding all our muddy shoes so they aren't in the house any more blocking the door. You could also use it inside. It would be great in the kitchen or kids bedrooms or hallway!! Put some baskets on the shelves and it will be beautiful.My son put it together and had no problems. If it had been me putting it together that would have been a different story. But that's just me.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? maybe a little darker
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice, very sturdy.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This came quickly but without instructions. After a couple of calls I was able to download & print the instructions. I'm not good at assembling, but with breaks it took me a couple of hours. The finished product is just what I wanted and just like the picture.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly matched description
Love the product, but it was VERY difficult to assemble.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very pleased with the quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This was an extremely frustrating shoe rack to put together. It took me a couple of hours and I still had to have my husband help me at a couple of points. The holes didn't line up correctly at every point, and in fact, there is one handle at the top that has yet to be put on because the holes just don't line up like they should. For the price, I was expecting a much higher quality product, although now that it's mostly put together, it does the job and looks good.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Should have been better for the money
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
i love this cubby-BUT.... Live other reviewers said, the directions are difficult to follow, the holes don't line up, and there are spots (not big ones) that there is no stain. I tried to stain the spots but there must be something else put on the wood over the stain because they would not take the stain. I wanted to use this in my house to hold winter items, motorcycle helmets, etc. Basically everything that you want by your back door. Because it was made for outside and I wanted it inside, I varnished it to make it look like it should be in the house. I really like the way it turned out. It holds so much stuff. I am just glad that I didn't pay the prices that this was selling for on other websites, as it is rough. If you want something that really looks nice and made for inside this isn't it. My house isn't set up that way so after the varnish, it fits perfectly.
The is a large-sized shoe rack/cubby. The wood is heavy and it seems very sturdy. The staining of the item was not done very well but that is not an issue for me. It would be an easy fix if one wanted to go out and buy some stain to match. Overall, I am pleased with this item because of the size and usefullness of it. I would buy this again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It is a darker brown than what is shown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The wood is heavy but the staining of the item was a bit poorly done.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Great piece with multiple uses for organizing that catch all place at the entry to the house from the garage. Keeps shoes, gardening gloves, grass clippers, auto wash bucket and mitt all in an orderly fashion so that you can find what you need quickly. This piece also looks great, I like that it can be used indoor or outdoor.
Do not waste your money. The material is cheap and thin, the holes do not line up so the screws do not fit properly and they end up crooked. I would rather throw this piece of nothing away than continue assembling it, but I will use it for the purpose I bought it for, but I doubt it will last long. A total piece of crap.
This is pretty easy to assemble, I did it on my own in less than an hour. Looks nice when put together. The problem was, when I received the shipment, the box was pretty beat up. There were 3 broken pieces when I went to assemble it. I contacted Overstock and they made it easy to get a replacement. They didn't have any spare parts, so in about 1 1/2 weeks, I had the replcement. When I opened the box and started confirming parts, I found four broken parts and different (and wrong) amounts of screws. Thankfully, between the the two boxes, I had the right nonbroken pieces to put a full rack together. There were several holes that were drilled wrong, so I had to drill some pilot holes myself.
We bought this for the kitchen, and are using the cubbies for vegetables, and the shelves for plants. It was a bit tricky to assemble; the instructions were not that clear. However, it is working out great. The colour is darker than I anticipated.
After I pulled all of the parts out and started to assemble it, I noticed the thin outside panel was loose in the middle, but continued with the assembly assuming I could glue it together later. As I assembled it, I found splits in the wood and holes were not lining up. After about an hour of assembly, I got it all put together to find out that the shelves are too narrow to fit in the slots provided by about 1/4" so now I get to construct some sort of support for the shelves that should already fit perfectly for the price of the item. All together, not pleased.
We use two of these side by side in our Lake Tahoe cabin for shoe storage, sports equipment storage, snow gear storage and it still looks good after 2 years of heavy use. It was not quick to build, but it was worth the effort - I did it all by myself!
Would have rated this 5 stars if one of the side panels included wasn't the right piece. We managed to make it fit by drilling holes on the backside but it was unfortunate as this rack was not inexpensive. Once assembled (not terrible but takes a little time), this was a great solid attractive rack to organize our shoes, hats. gloves, etc.in our mud room area. Good purchase for our family.