I love this buffet, the color is the perfect espresso color, not too dark. It's sturdy and looks very high end with the grain of the wood and the sleek silver hardware. It's wide enough for all of my platters and the drawers are deep and give so much more storage space. Love it and it was way less expensive than what I was seeing on other sites for something comparable ($600-$800 and high shipping cost). I was missing the back panel (you know the cardboard piece you tack on), but Overstock quickly resolved this issue with the manufacturer to my satisfaction, Live Chat is the best.
I was terrified to buy something sight-unseen on the internet. The price was so good I could not resist. Other distressed prices were well over $3000 for this large size......this was 1/2 that. Also, I wanted a "farmhouse" look but not the icky interior an antique piece can have---I have fine china and silver to store. The drawers and doors are clean, wonderful and I am delighted to have this. Also the delivery guys were great.
I purchased 1 buffet and 2 hutch cabinets in this product line. Like a previous reviewer I offset the 2 hutch cabinets (one to the right and the top one in line with the buffet). This serves 2 purposes (the ability to hang things and also in my case, work around existing fixtures in the space (home alarm panel, glass break sensor, smoke detector, and a light switch). This gives both a cool look and feel and some functionality with lighting and wine racks etc. in the future. When I saw how "small" (relative term, obviously the longest pieces are almost 50" long) the boxes were, I thought, "Oh. Great. There's going to be dings in cracks in it." To my surprise the inside of the box was packed perfectly so there was no movement (they use a combination of protective measures in the packing including silver bags that are filled with spray foam (note the hardware is in plastic bags that these hug them, so get that out before you toss the foam in a recycling or trash bin), rigid standard foam, and very crush resistant thick corrugated cardboard. The instructions are very clear (both in illustration and written instruction). This is especially surprising since so many products that you get have horribly translated English and even worse illustrations in the world of cheap furniture. While this does have particle board, they use MDF where it counts, setting them above your typical "college kid" fare of disposable furniture. The counter tops and cabinet doors are made of MDF. The hinges are incredibly sturdy and you're going to want to make sure you adjust them thoroughly to get a perfect fit for clearance/closure/alignment. The instructions don't go to detail on that and they say it takes 30 minutes. It may have taken 30 on that part on my 2nd and 3rd of my 3 cabinets, but the 1st took me a little longer to precisely figure out (I am very particular). You'll want the smaller outside doors to end up flush with the edge of the cabinet and the middle one to fit between them and I made the bottom of the doors flush with the bottom of the cabinet. This review is limited to the number of characters so I don't think I can get into detail on that, but just know that you're going to want to mess with the up/down, in/out, and left/right adjustments to get them just right. Finally, a previous reviewer mentioned that they do come in good condition but can scrape up easily in the assembly and this is definitely true. Make sure you lay the pieces on bath towels or a blanket while you sit them on the floor as you take them out of the packing. It comes with a black marker finishing tool and instructions on how to use it and that does work very well too. Overall, for the price and knowing the materials it's made of, I'm very happy with this purchase and have received great compliments on my install pictures I posted for friends to see. Is it THE BEST ever? Well, it's made of particle board and MDF, so no. Is it the best and most cost effective way to spend less than $500 for a buffet and 2 hutch cabinets and have a modern feel and great functionality? Absolutely. Most modern options of this nature are so expensive. This is a nice product and I couldn't be happier with the value for the investment.
I received this and knew I was up for a half day assembly alone. Fex ex delivery man warned me it was heavy so I took advice of others and took it out piece by piece to where I wanted it. Albeit the cracked door (same as someone else) it is the perfect white for the beach look I wanted. My daughters love it and it holds my antique silver and hurricane lamp. I don't use it for a TV and it fits perfectly in my corner in ,y living room. Super cute, wish I could show a photo.
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