I purchased this hamper to replace an Oceanstar hamper which was damaged in a cross country move. My former hamper was the rectangular mahogany finish model and it had been great for fifteen years before being put on the bottom of a stack of heavy boxes by movers. I knew that the general quality of this brand was good and wanted to purchase from them again. I was a little put out that the mahogany finish doesn't seem to exist any longer and has been replaced with painted black, it looks great though and still blends well with my wood furniture. There are a few details which I prefer about the updated model of this hamper, first is the bowed front design which wasn't available fifteen years ago. The curved front is more visually interesting than just another rectangle and makes the interior capacity slightly larger. I am glad that the front rod for the laundry bag is curved along the front and not a straight rod with space between it and the front, there is also a peg in the centre inside for extra support of the laundry bag rod. The height of this model is a few inches taller than their prior models and makes lifting the lid a little easier, no more stooping to open the hamper. The last feature which I prefer on this model is the fact that you can disassemble it if you need to repack it for secure moving, the former models came pre-assembled and couldn't be taken apart by the consumer. I found assembly of the hamper to be easy and intuitive, but it does take a little while and is messy because the foam sheets use to pack it fall apart at the edges in abundance and stick to everything. I kept a vacuum nearby while assembling and would recommend doing that in order to avoid having little foam pellets all over your house.The other drawback is that there are quality check stickers on each individual piece which means more time removing stickers and sticker residue. The advantages far outweighed the drawbacks for me and I am happy with this purchase, good quality & value with fast delivery, secure packing ensured that product arrived undamaged.
Valet stand good for price. Serves the purpose as described. Disappointed that word tone is not darker, more consistent with what I think of as mahogany.
This hamper fit well in the space we designed in our custom closet. However, the mahogany is very dark (almost black) and there were a few dings in two corners of the lid. It is worth the cost of the item.
This took a long time to come, was easy to assemble and is really Black not "Mahogany". The front panel had a splintered part that I didn't notice until I was nearly finished putting it together. Looks like someone stepped on the "woven" part. Doesn't show but I know it is there. The carton had no damage so it was packed that way. Not very good QC. For the price I was expecting a better experience. I will not send it back. I can use it as is.
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