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.
Product arrived on expected date. the parts are all labeled for assembly. It took us couple of hours to assemble. Assembly is a little challenging as the instructions were very concise. Some elaboration on these instruction will help speed up the assembly. Overall the finished product looks great. I gave 4 stars due to challenges during assembly.
I have been considering this cabinet for a long time. I wanted it to coordinate with an existing dining room set. I was concerned about the finish and the color since I could not see it in person. I finally broke down and purchased it. It was delivered late yesterday and we assembled it last night. It is packed wonderfully, but one piece was damaged despite such (the bottom of the cabinet in the back). Because of the area of damage, we decided to continue with its assembly. The damage is only visible from the unfinished back of the cabinet. It took approximately four hours for two people to assemble it. The instructions are pictures and diagrams and it would be more beneficial if some of the pieces were identified better. They are labeled, but in the early assembly stages, when you do not know where the piece will be sitting once fully assembled, sometimes you can assemble a piece the reverse of how it should be. The finish is beautiful. The cabinet compliments our dining room wonderfully. I would have given it five stars but for the one damaged piece and the sometimes confusing instructions.
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
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