This is a good value for what you get. It's particle board but the finish is nice and true to the photo. The top self is tall enough for a St. Germain bottle but not a "large" Kettle one bottle. The "wine" rack can be moved up or down by three "pegs". Every piece is separate, and requires intense assembly. This took me and my husband 6 hours to assemble and it's still about 85% complete. Helpful hints: 1) In the first step - those are separate pieces, the "Z" shaped on is for later 2) lay the cabinet down to install the doors, mine are warped slightly and I wasn't able to get a decent alignment/close without re-drilling the holes. 3) you'll have spare parts
This is a very nice and sturdy bar cabinet (once all installation steps are completed) A few of the installation steps aren't spelled out exactly. So a few times you have to use your brain and think of it like a puzzle. Mainly When you are attaching the back you have to flip it in a certain direction to get the angle needed to attach it. I put it together alone and took my time with it. Okay, I really took my time with it. Watching TV etc.. but it took me 3 1/2 hours to put together. If I had to put together another one and I really focused I could probably get it together in under 3 hours. 2 hours if I had an extra hand. The toughest part about the installation was attaching the doors. If you have someone to hold the doors while you screw it in you will complete the task much faster. The door seams are a TAD off but that is probably because I didn't have anyone hold the doors. So get an extra set of hands. Tools needed. I used a drill a few times but a battery powered screw driver really helped me out on this one. If I had to screw everything in by hand it probably would have taken another half hour to complete. There are a lot things to screw into place. The battery powered screw driver worked nicely because they aren't overly powerful so I didn't damage the wood. Quality is good. It is wood that is painted silver. Photos don't really show that in great detail. I was worried about the legs but once I had everything put together it is very sturdy. They do provide you with wires / brackets to attach to wall for safety. But it stands upright nicely and has weight to it. Around 100 pounds. Packaging was good. The mirror and tempered glass shelf is packaged in a box that is very well protected. You will need some room to put this together there are a lot of parts, but again if you take your time, your patience will be rewarded. Cheers.
This arrives in two boxes and a zillion parts. It's like a Chinese jigsaw puzzle with NO WRITTEN instructions, only photos. Fortunately, my very high IQ son assembled this for me but, it still took us almost 2 hours to complete it. The parts are supposed to be labeled but 20% of them are not. It is not clear which side is top and which is bottom so we had to take it apart at one point because we had a piece in upside down. The metal bars on the side all of a sudden appear in the photos although it's unclear at what point they were inserted. That kind of thing in instructions is why people love *** directions are the coup de gras in the DIY furniture assembly. Unfortunately, there is not a store close to me. So, all that in mind, I'm happy with the finished piece. It did have a few scratches on some of the pieces but nothing that a little magic market couldn't cover up. I might have rated this considerably lower had I written this review the day after assembly but, a week later, I'm not quite so livid about the lousy directions.
I am very happy with the quality of the wine cabinet. It is a sturdy piece of furniture. Assembly took longer than expected, but the finished product is a nice addition to the dining room.
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