I need a buffet/sideboard to sit against a wall in my dining room. there is a ledge (pass-through from kitchen) that protrudes about 4 inches past the wall. it is 35.5" off the floor. so I assumed if I ordered a buffet that claims to be only 35" tall I would have no problem fitting this snugly against this wall. Well - it's 36" inches tall - a full inch taller than the website claims. so it won't fit under the pass-through ledge and therefore sits 4" inches off the wall. it looks terrible. I really love this buffet and I was really hoping it would work out. the delivery people said overstock would send someone to cut the legs down. I was skeptical because metal wraps the corners of the legs, but delivery people said they would do it. I called Overstock - and to be fair, they are being very helpful about sending someone to come get it for a return. They offered to give me a partial refund so that I could hire a carpenter... but I told them I told know any who could cut through the iron/steel wrapping the legs. So in about a week or two I will have to miss another day of work so I can wait on a freight service to come pick it up. and when they do I will get my refund. the customer service rep did say if I need exact measurements in the future I can ask them to send someone in to the warehouse to take actual measurements. I am suspicious that they would just feed the same measurement back to me "it says it's supposed to be 35"..." but he assured me they really would get a measurement. I would have given this 5 stars but having inaccurate measurements is pretty egregious in my book. Why bother with any measurements if they're not going to be accurate?
My wife and I are very pleased with this table. I was worried upon ordering with other reviews saying it was overly complicated to assemble. After watching my wife put it together herself in under 90 mins (while distracted with the TV) I now think that the other reviewers were just doing something wrong! All pieces were well labeled and the instructions were easily understood.
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.
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