At the $* I paid, this bed was a steal. The shelves on the headboard are convenient, the drawers on one side are all I need to supplement my dresser, and the space on the side opposite the drawers is a good storage space for larger items. Those needing more drawers may want to buy the more expensive version with drawers on both sides. The honey stained pine is beautiful. Assembly wasn't a problem, but i had a onetime professional woodworker nearby to bring my questions to. Novices who have never assembled a furniture "kit" might have a little trouble because the directions are strictly pictorial. For me, the only problem is the inherent softness of pine. I've already chipped it once as I carelessly crashed a bookcase into it while furnishing the rest of the bedroom. Still five stars because you won't find a solid hardwood storage bed at anywhere near this price.
Like many others I was thinking about buying the West Elm Parsons Desk but just couldn't stomach the cost of the desk plus the crazy delivery fee & surcharge. I read most of the reviews for this one and even though I'm pretty picky with home furnishings and decor I thought I'd give it a go. I just received it today and am NOT disappointed at all! There's no visible wood grain which I was slightly worried about and while it is not high gloss it does has a super smooth eggshell/satin finish. Overall very pleased I went this route and not the other overpriced "higher-end" route!
I ordered 2 of these for our master bedroom & was nervous about quality because of mixed reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. They are bigger than I imagined which I was happy about & next to a king size bed they don't look too small. I assembled both by myself and it took about an hour and a half. The quality is comparable to another big box home furnishing store that sells like items, so you can get an idea of sturdiness, but you won't be putting 50 lbs ontop of a nightstand anyways. I would buy these again & am very happy with the purchase.
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