Had this ottoman in my cart for quite a while but wasn’t sure if it was too big. Finally broke down and purchased it and so glad I️ did. Be forewarned: it is HUGE. My open floor plan and high ceilings needed something to anchor them though so it’s perfect! Beautiful and well-made. A very solid piece! The dark gray looks just like it did in online pics too!
Item matches photo well. Construction is veneer over MDF. Arrives in two boxes totaling about 120 pounds. Packed reasonably well with styrofoam, but parts are heavy and rough handling could cause them to rip through the foam. Instructions were adequate, but should be reviewed carefully and thoroughly. Only the base comes partially assembled and had to be redone because the majority of the screws had been over-tightened at the factory and had stripped the holes. Had to put wood glue in the holes and re-do. I'm handy and mechanically inclined, but assembly took about 4 hours. Don't over-tighten the screws because they will wallow out the MDF pretty easily. Only significant disappointment was that holes were not pre-drilled for the drawer glides. Instead, there are rough indentations where the drawer glide screws should go. These indentations aren't precise enough to install the drawer glides so the drawer fronts won't rub against the cabinet frame. If I had known this beforehand, I would have made my own measurements and located where the drawer glides should go before pre-driling my own holes. Hardware for the sliding door is thin plastic. Will have to see if this holds up over time. Assembly issues and plastic door hardware aside, it's worth what I paid and will serve the purpose. Other reviewers complained about the legs being inadequate and they are far apart. Too early to tell whether this will be a problem, but I don't plan on putting a TV directly on the cabinet. It's possible that the wide placement of the legs might cause the entire cabinet to sag in the middle over time. If that happens, the sliding door and drawers will probably jam.
I spent about 1.5 hr to assemble it alone, and the final result is exactly as shown in the product picture. Assembly instructions are exact. The assembled unit looks nice as expected. The reason I gave only 4 stars is that the edges are sharp - which is common with most furniture anyway. I wish furniture makers realize that they can make their products safer by dulling the edges, which should be pretty easy for them to do in a factory setting. BTW, my first order was not delivered due to some issue. The customer service of overstock.com was very helpful and sent me the replacement.
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