Had been considering this cabinet for weeks and finally purchased in the white. I consider myself an experienced furniture assembler who enjoys it and my home is crammed with "rustic" assembled pine furniture, so I discounted the remarks about "wobbliness" and other issues. Well, pride goes before a fall. While made of very soft, lower grade pine with plenty of filler, there seems to have been some care done in the design and assembly instructions. The hardware is various, the cams are strong but the additional screws strip easily. For the most part, holes were drilled correctly, more or less. I coped with 1) Big holes for the thin dowels were lavishly filled with wood glue, but at least all the holes were drilled deeply enough. 2) Re-drilled enlarged cam holes were off in 2 spots, so when the cams were tightened the wood split a bit, also glued 3) Off-drilled pilot holes for the doors - by deliberately forcing the screws I got the doors more or less straight, but the cheap hinge design doesn't allow for adjustment. In the future I may replace the hinges and the plastic shelf pins (I added 1 inch L brackets already top and bottom for more stability). 4) A knob pulled off immediately - there is a little metal collar in the knob to hold the screw, bu the pine is so soft it just pulls out - replaced with longer wood screw. When assembly was over, I had a headache, an eye twitch, and had to go lay down for a while. But, you get this together and it is just so gosh-darned cute, fit the space in my tiny kitchen perfectly, the 5-foot height is great as it fits under fixed shelving and you can put stuff on top, and it's real wood - now assembled I am very happy with it. With all the issues there are a lot of good things to say, like the pre-drilled holes in the pressboard back, the sides are not plywood, the holes were mostly drilled correctly and it went together square (no pounding with a rubber mallet), nice cream color, well-packed, good instructions, holds tall juice bottles etc., and the nice paneled doors. So I'd say purchase this with the reservation - have wood glue on hand, experience is useful, and so is having extra misc. hardware and tools. Definitely a rustic piece with a lot of charm when assembled - also fast ship from Overstock.
Was looking for a narrow hutch and this is perfect. The top holds all my cookbooks, and the bottom storage hold my VitaMix blender and ice cream makers along with other extra serving bowls. Love it!
It arrived quickly and was easy to put together. The finish is cream rather than white and easily skuffed. It will serve the purpose for which I purchased it but I wouldn't put it someplace where it would be used often. I don't think it will hold up well.
So easy to put together, even though it was only me. It says not to use power tools but I had to in order to get the doors to fit tight enough so they would hang and close properly. My only small complaint is that the color is not as white as it appears in the photo. If you look at it in the photo, it looks like a true/bright white and in actuality it's more of a cream color. In the photo, (through my eyes at least) it even matches the white floor trim. I have mine in my dining room and it clashes against my white window wood trim and my white floor trim. Then, I put my white China and my milk colored Depression ware in it and it looks gross. I needed to have it set up for the holidays so I just put a bunch of glass dishes in it and decorated it and then when it warms up, I'll be painting it.
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