I was looking for a fairly compact, reasonably priced fold-out home bar for a small area in my dining room, and this fit the bill exactly. It is a somewhat small and nice looking cabinet while folden in, and folded out it still looks great, even with glassware and a few bottles in it. The only real gripe I have about the storage space inside it is that it's not deep enough for the ice bucket of my barware set to fit in it--this isn't a huge deal; I can store the ice bucket in a cabinet in my kitchen and place atop the bar when it is to be used, however, I'd prefer to be able to store it inside this unit. The only other thing that's a bit annoying is the fact that the drawers are only held in by a couple pins toward the top part of the drawer, so when one slides the drawer out, it's not absolutely stable. The assembly was a bit of a pain. The instructions are okay, although at least one step wasn't outlined completely (a piece was shown in the illustration that wasn't noted in the text piece), but it's manageable. Although, I'd recommend two people put it together. Attaching the swing-out doors was a huge pain to do by myself. I had to set them on a couple books to keep them at the right height while trying to align the holes to screw in. Overall, a very nice looking piece of furniture and it's exactly what I was looking for. If you're looking for a compact home bar with a sleek looking design to fit in a small bill desk type area or something like that it is highly recommended.
Love the look of this cabinet and it seems to be sturdy. BUT it was a bear to assemble. Like so many items these days, the instructions were simply little diagrams of the parts and how to assemble the product. With a piece like this bar unit, there were LOTS of parts to assemble and was a bit confusing to do.
I did a lot of research, and looked at similar items on many different sites before finally buying this one. Actually, I had originally purchased a more expensive product from a different company because I thought I liked the color of wood better. When it arrived it was damaged, and the quality was shoddy compared to what I expected for the price. I ended up with this one, and am so glad I did. I recently developed a bit of mixology hobby, and my hobby was overflowing my countertop. This cabinet has plenty of space to hold my vast collectedtion of liquors, bitters, and glasses, in a fashionable/attractive package. Having teenagers in the house, I like the option of being able lock it all safely away, too. You should know that this is a large/cumbersome item. I paid extra for white glove delivery, and am so glad that I did. There is no way that I could have ever gotten this in my house and in place. Two big guys had a heck of a time. Also, unless it's a straight shot to where you want it, make sure they wait to unpack it until it's in the room you want (and you may want to put felt gliders on the bottom to help move around in the future. I did and it helped tremendously. I had them on hand, and as the guys inboxed it, we slapped them on). The people that delivered my defective item unboxed it outside my house. Had it not been damaged, it definitely would have been getting it inside, as it was a similar size to this one- huge and unwieldy, and in need of some force to lug around. If you're contemplating this purchase, I would recommend it. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that one of the doors is hung slightly off. It took me awhile to notice, and it's fixable, but that causes that door to slowly swing closed, instead of staying open, so it's not currently perfect.
We needed a small bar for our boutique hotel and this bar fit the space we had. The quality and design are great overall value. The delivery and set up were wonderful. A couple of little annoyances: 1. There was some glue overspray on the front that took some effort to clean off. 2. The granite top is made up of tile-like pieces. They are nicely put together and it looks great but that was a surprise. 3. The locking cabinet is not quite deep enough to hold wine bottles lying down. The wine rack is great but I need to lock my wine at night and would like to be able to store the wine on its side. Overall however, the bar is beautiful and sturdy and fits in our space..
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