We purchased the kota platform bed frame so it was only natural that we wanted this dresser as well. A word of advice before making your purchase. Watch the price! It fluctuates almost daily. When we purchased our bed, the dresser was listed for **** so we figured we'd wait a few months until we could save the money. Once it came time to make the purchase the price had shot up to over $*** For a few months I would check the price once a day and it would vary quite a bit. Finally we saw the price drop to around $**** which we thought was a fair price. We also had a10% off coupon so we ended up paying only about $***. Now for the unit itself. It was shipped in 3 boxes and everything came well packed. Nothing was damaged which was nice. As others have eluded to this thing takes quite a while to put together. I'm fairly handy and it took me 4 hours. There is just a lot of prep work for each piece. Id say about 3 hours is all prep and about 1 hour is assembly. The directions are not the clearest and some of the panels were mislabeled. Not a huge deal but took some extra time to figure out what was what. I took off 1 star because of what happened at the very end with the drawer pulls. The pre-drilled holes were too small. When I called support they advised me to drill out the holes to make them bigger. Even after I drilled the holes from 3/8 to 1/4 the pulls still wouldnt install because the metric screws they provided were too long. After a visit to multiple hardware stores looking for the correct screw length I decided to just purchase new pulls from ****** *****. Im super glad we did! We went with a round brush nickel pull and my wife and I both agree they look better than the circular chrome ones that came with the unit. I must say that overstock support was very friendly and offered to send out new pulls but I declined since we like the ones we purchased. All in all this is a sold dresser. A few snags during install but nothing major. This is about as nice a dresser as you are gonna get w/out spending way more for something with a 'tongue and groove' setup. Another word of advice when putting it together is to make sure not to over-tighten any of the screws. The panels are MDF and if you over-tighten the screws will just spin in their holes.
The dresser, as others have noted, is not red-toned at all as the pic depicts. It's truly tobacco, sorta like walnut which I prefer anyway. The handles are a matte chrome-like finish. The instructions are simple enough, though in a state of fatigue at night and assembling alone, I did have issues with the the railings/tracks onto the inner panels. Be sure to have someone help with assembly. Tip: Be VERY careful screwing the tracks onto the panels properly. If a screw is not flush, your drawers will not slide in! I learned this the hard way. Now I'm fighting with the thing to re-screw about 3 panels! Another issue I had is one of the legs had a humongous pre-drilled hole that cannot accommodate the screw. I'm still waiting on Overstock to replace it. I managed to rig it with wood glue and wood chips until O-stock ships the replacement. Though the drawer is pleasing to the eye and seems solid built, I don't feel it's as sturdy as I'd feel comfortable with. The wood is rubberwood--kinda soft and extremely prone to scratches (I already have 2). The rear panel of the dresser is particle board, which doesn't really bother me, but so are the bottoms of the 6 drawers which may be an issue down the line with constant use and weight of clothing. Overall, this dresser is good looking, but I will no longer purchase furniture online if I cannot judge it in person first.
if my 19 year old daughter can assemble this - so can you! it went together with absolutely no hassle & is quite striking in appearance. streamlined and sexy with discreet chrome drawer pulls that look quite cool. we recently saw this same chest in an upscale (i.e. very spendy) store in a mall and were v-e-r-y happy to notice that we paid considerably less at OVERSTOCK!!
I really like this dresser and I'm thinking about purchasing a second one! It was not difficult to put together and has a contemporary look to it, which is what I was after. Now I do have to say that the color is a brownish black and not solid black and the legs are a silver color and not silver chrome like the picture appears. The drawers slide in and out smoothly and have plenty of space. Great value for the money!
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