I absolutely love this piece! Although my kitchen is decently sized I have limited cabinet and drawer space so this gave me exactly what I needed. It took my husband and I about 4 hours to put it together. It would have taken 3 but we spent an hour looking for the top of the piece not realizing when other reviews said the granite came separately they meant it was part of the top in that separate box. So, to be clear to everyone reading this...you will get two boxes...the first one is the bottom part and the second box contains two pieces...the top of the island with the granite inlay and the extender flap. My recommendation is that you organize all the pieces in the box with the main piece, put that together then open the box with the top pieces.
The island itself is beautiful. It is well made but does take a fair amount of work to put it together unless you are very adept at that kind of thing. For the most part it took two of us to maneuver the pieces to put it together. There were 3-4 parts that were either missing or didn't fit properly that my husband had to improvise with to finish the assembly. It looks great in our kitchen and the granite inlay is beautiful.
We love our kitchen island. It went together easily, taking a couple of hours (needs two people, as the granite top is HEAVY). We had a lot of problems with the UPS delivery (one of three boxes was delivered, and then UPS decided to return one of the remaining two to Overstock. I have to say that Overstock customer service was better than I could have asked for - they dealt with UPS and sent out a whole new island.
The island came in two large boxes, one of which was damaged. One of the legs were broken but Overstock was great at getting me another piece asap. First off there was no assembly instructions. Just a sheet with a picture of the island and the parts list. Assembly was not easy. We had planned to remove the top so we could use a granite slab instead of the wood and we also bought black metal knobs to use instead of the wood ones. That being said, the top already came attached to another part of the Island and taking the top off was a little challenging without the right tools. (Long angled screw driver needed) the size of the island was perfect for us, but I would say it was on the smaller side...24 by 42 inches. The color was more yellow than I would have liked and expected. I have painted linen white cabinets and the island is antique white which has a yellow tint to it. I gave it three stars because I didn't think the quality was exceptional and there is a large gap above the drawer that does not look good. Also the drawer itself is not user friendly. Its one little drawer that can be slid open from either side of the island. I wish it was only on one side of the island and the drawer was on a metal track for ease of opening. The drawer has no track and just glides on wood. Sometimes gets caught and does not open or close smoothly. Even though I changed the top and the knobs this island costed MUCH less than anything I could have ordered through the cabinet company or other sites that sell islands. The price was great...
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