This cabinet is ok, not great. It's very small, and doesn't hold very much. It works well for what I wanted and for the price. It IS wood, but it's wood pieces patchworked together kind of like patchworked leather. I'm using it, but I wouldn't buy another one.
Overall, the assembled buffet looks great and we are really happy with it. If you get down on your hands and knees, it's obvious that this is not a fine piece of furniture, but we certainly didn't pay for one and it fits perfectly with our glass, metal and wood table and leather chairs. Perhaps there has been an update in the instructions, but we found them very well laid out and clear. We did have to dig to find the instruction booklet, mind you, but the diagrams were clear and the explanations complete and concise. Assembly took about 2 hours. All the holes lined up perfectly. The hardware isn't great quality, but it fit perfectly and functions well. In hindsight, I wish I had used some wood glue for the dowels to make tighter joints. Be very careful not to over tighten screws. It would be very easy to strip some of the holes. If you want a nice looking pieces of furniture at a very reasonable price, and you are semi-handy with screw driver and able to follow instructions, don't hesitate to the this buffet.
I put this bar together this evening. I took some breaks, but if I hadn't it would have taken me about 4 hours on my own. As with a lot of lower end furniture, the instructions weren't great, but I generally like putting these kinds of kits together so I got through it alright. If you haven't put pre-fab furniture together before, or don't have patience to deal with a lot of parts and vague/incorrect/confusing instructions, then this product is not for you. Also, all the pieces were packed in styrofoam that is very crumbly, so there were small bits of white styrofoam all over my floor and all over the parts when I took everything out of the box. Having said that, now that it's all put together, I like it. It fits 30+ (750ml) bottles of liquor on the bottom, and 6 wine bottles on top. The two drawers in the middle are good to store corkscrews, wine stoppers, cocktail shakers, etc. The top is large enough to put a lamp or a large vase. Also, the photos seem to make it seem like the wine bottles lay flat on the top, but they actually tip downwards in the front, which is good to keep the corks from drying out. The parts are all made of MDF (no wood) and it's a very dark finish with a faux wood grain. If you're trying to match any other real hardwood furniture, then this will be much darker.
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