Very nice compact file cabinet for a small office. Made of MDF with laminate surface so it is very heavy. Comes in flat pack so you need patience for the assembly. Lots of little screws and pieces of wood. It took me 2 two evenings by myself. Be patient! Tip: lay out all the wooden pieces and label with sticky notes. There are small labels showing the piece part on each but you have to search for them. Also, use bowls or cups for each package of screws, cut them open and tape the label to the bowl. Other wise you will have a hard time locating the screw you need for each step. Study each instruction page carefully as you go to make sure you have the wood pieces oriented in the right direction and the right screws at hand. (I had the bottom facing the wrong way and had to redo it) It really helps to have a ratchet screw driver, not a power tool. Easy to strip the screws so be firm but gentle. It was worth the effort to put together and such a sense of accomplishment!
This item was not packed well but also not handled well at all. One board cracked, screws and bolts were free in the box resulting in several scratches on the top and sides of the console. This was the second box we opened that had damage so I just called and returned. Still trying to decide if I want to repurchase. MDF board, you can see where the manufacturer filled some defects with wood putty because the stain picks up differently, but it's on areas not too conspicuous. For the price I don't feel the quality is up to par. All in all, love the look of the collection. Purchased the island desk, console and hutch, 60" shelf, 30" shelf, and ladder bookcase. Stain smell is still lingering quite strong after 7 days. All pieces MDF and minor obvious manufacturer defects filled in with wood putty. But unless you're scrutinizing, like I was for shipping damage, they aren't that noticeable. Again, overpriced for the quality, especially MSRP.
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