I bought Stripe Wall Cabinet by Elegant Home Furnishings and loved it. Went for more but they were out of stock so I got two of these. Very vague instructions, lousy looking plastic stickers to cover screws on outside of cabinet (poor quality and design). One went together ok and looks fine except the screw covers…the second is misaligned and one of the pieces was split. Not worth the money. I will call for a replacement part for the split piece. We shall see.
Pros:Attractive rustic finish, blends in with other furnishings nicely. Cons: horrible directions, difficult to assemble even for someone who is handy and has had lots of practice assembling stuff. From a distance it looks good, but on close examination is is obviously not a piece of fine furniture. should hold up and serve its purpose if not abused
This is a very fine piece of furniture that you would fine in a nice home furnishing store. The savings on the do it yourself assembly more than justifies the 2 hour assembly. I read previous reviews in which posters reported assembly times of 3-5 hours for "above average or handy" assemblers, but was pleasantly surprised when I had it from box opening to in place in almost exactly 2 hours. You may need a 2nd person during installation for a step or 2 when moving the piece, and you absolutely will need 2 people to move it into place as it is heavy. The directions are not as clear as many "ex. Ikea", but for people who have put together desks or other furniture, you will get the idea pretty quickly so don't be scared and enjoy the buffet.
I bought this because of its unique look--more like a piece of sculpture than a table. I have it outside on a covered balcony that is protected from the sun and to some extent, the elements. It's been outside for about 1 1/2 months now and still looks great, although I think some teak oil is in its future. Recommend you take the suggestion on which side of the table is "up"; I did and it seems to work fine--very stable.
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