I have an Expresso writing desk and needed a printer stand. This was the perfect size and color. You'd never know it was intended to be a nightstand. If you have put together furniture before, assembly of this piece will be a snap. The instructions and illustrations are very easy. There were even quite a few extra pieces of hardware included, just in case. I am VERY satisfied with the product. It is sturdy and looks great. It surpassed my expectations. WARNING: The sides of the the drawers split easily if you tighten the screws too tightly. When working with tapered-head screws, it is customary to tighten them down until they are flush with the wood surface. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WHEN ATTACHING THE DRAWER BACK TO THE SIDES OF THE DRAWER - THE HOLES ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE END OF THE BOARDS THAT THEY WILL SPLIT. The only other disappointing thing is the use of plastic caps over the screws that pass through the sides of the night stand. They don't match the wood color all that well and detract from an otherwise excellent appearance. But this is being picky. Most people never even notice. Excellent Product for a great price
UPDATE 11/16/2016: I am still using these nightstands, over 5 years later. They've survived a few moves (one corner was damaged in the latest one :( ) - so they've given me no trouble since we built them. If you're smart about what you store, the drawers hold plenty, and again, the cubby is very nice to have. For being what they are, they've held up well. ORIGINAL I got two of these nightstands for my bedroom - I have a tall bed and wanted taller stands so you didn't slide off the bed when reaching for anything. These definitely are the perfect height. I've put together a variety of furniture from here and other places, of varying quality - these stands had potential but some issues as well. One of them was a bit beat up when unpacked, I used the included pen (which was nice) to color in the scrapes - they weren't worth sending back for a new one - I'm too impatient. The drawers on both units sit a little funky. One of the drawers didn't have all the holes properly bored so (as a novice) I improvised with a drill and then a lot of glue. The drawers won't be seeing constant use so I, again, didn't want to wait for replacements. But it was frustrating to get so close to being done but having to do so much just to put it together. I will say I really love the cubby part. I'm a reader so its nice to stow my excess books when I've carried yet another one in to bed. I can get cluttered and this unit helps hide it if nothing else. I also appreciated the option for the bottom of the unit, you can have the higher opening (to the floor) or a lower opening (which is better with my cats) and no piece is wasted - just an interchangeable one that fits in the back of the unit. So in all, I wish they'd been better prepped for assembly but they function as I need them to.
I love this little nightstand. I had ordered one for my gym/spare room for a small tv stand with storage. The open shelf can be used for components, though I use it for storage. Make no mistake, this stand is partially made of particle board, though the drawer sides are a lightweight wood. This is where the drawer glides attach, so wood is needed here. Drawer glides are nice and smooth. The stainless hardware - drawer pull is high quality giving this a nice finished appearance. I decided I wanted another one of these for the same room. I'm using it for a charging station for various devices such as laptops and Kindles. By clicking on my old orders I was able to find the identical stand almost 3 years later, for even less money than the first.
I ordered 2 of these night stands and they came in good condition. The only complain is missing hardware when I tried to assemble them. One of the order has missing one zinc cam and the other order has 4 missing plastic dowels. I couldn't complete the assembly without dropping by home depot to get the hardware needed.
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