The dresser is OK, but for the price (plus 10-12 hours assembly time) it is not a terrific value. The top and sides are rubberwood, but the drawer sides etc are MDF. It's the MDF that makes the piece heavy. The drawer glides rattle. You could probably buy a similar dresser at a big box furniture store the same price or less.
I purchased 2 dressers and the Vilas queen bed. Everyone will agree that it takes a while to put everything together. I did it by myself and it took several hours. That wasn't so much trouble as finding a location with enough space to lay everything out to make sure I had all the pieces and nothing was damaged. You'll definitely need a rubber mallet to get those wooden dowels in. You can use a screwdriver; that's what I used. The only problem was blistering the palm of my hand toward the end. The dressers are VERY sturdy and heavy. You'll definitely need help moving it from one room to another. Now that I've had these dressers for about 9-12 months, I have encountered a few issues: the top of the dresser is a little susceptible to scratches--nothing bad and knowing that now, I'd still buy these again. But you may want to consider having a local glass shop cut you a piece to lay on top. Also, the drawers seem to rub against something sometimes, although I've removed everything from the drawers to find out what it was, but found nothing. It hasn't affected the appearance and it hasn't affected the opening or closing of the drawers. It is a beautiful pair of dressers. We use one as a stand for our flat-screen TV in the bedroom and it has held up very nicely--no warping or anything. I wasn't a big fan of the small, black metal knobs on the drawers, but they've kinda grown on me. I may eventually switch them out, but for now, they're fine. Just like all knobs, every once in a while, they get loose, but you just screw them back on. No regrets. I'd buy again in a heartbeat--especially for the style and quality for such an awesome price.
I purchased this dresser for my 12 year old granddaughter. It is easy to assemble and a great size for her. It is good quality for the price and the drawer mechanism works well. I would recommend this dresser for a great value.
The materials are a higher quality than I had expected for the price. The drawer is somewhat wobbly, but functions fine. Larger shoes will not fit straight into the cabinet and allow the door to close fully. I wear men's size 11.5 - 12. Instead, I turn them sideways and stack them to fit more pairs inside. Works fine.
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