This console was a nice touch for my front hall. The size is perfect for an apartment, the materials are good quality, and the design is attractive and fits with many styles. The red works well with my other furnishings as well. The doors were difficult to align, however.
This is a very fine piece of furniture that you would fine in a nice home furnishing store. The savings on the do it yourself assembly more than justifies the 2 hour assembly. I read previous reviews in which posters reported assembly times of 3-5 hours for "above average or handy" assemblers, but was pleasantly surprised when I had it from box opening to in place in almost exactly 2 hours. You may need a 2nd person during installation for a step or 2 when moving the piece, and you absolutely will need 2 people to move it into place as it is heavy. The directions are not as clear as many "ex. Ikea", but for people who have put together desks or other furniture, you will get the idea pretty quickly so don't be scared and enjoy the buffet.
We found this on Overstock after looking at one that was identical in size and look on another home furnishings website. We saved over $1000 on the actual buffet and $300 on shipping and handling. It looks amazing. We couldn't be happier! It took several hours to put together and was a great weekend project. Highly recomend.
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