It is a bit darker than in the photo but the cappucino with the steel makes it look good. The assembly took almost 2.5 hrs. It was hard to decipher some of the stampings on the wood pieces. Once put together it is strong and firm.
I've had this for 18 months now and really do love this! The wood is deep risk espresso. The glass pieces are clear with that vintage *almost but not quite aqua* tint. The hardware is a nice brushed stainless look. Have used it in a bathroom, a bedroom, and the hallway between bedroom and bath. Narrow enough to fit where dressers won't fit. Love the various depth drawers. LOTS of storage space here! When I looked at the very involved assembly instruction, I was scared and had my nephew over to assemble it. It took him quite a while as he was concerned about getting parts mixed up. To remain organized with assembly, he laid out everything in the dining room where there was lots of space. Note: follow instruction to lay the wood pieces on the cardboard packaging to prevent scratching. The photo almost makes it appear that this is sitting on a silver metal base and legs but that is silver painted wood. It's been quite sturdy and survived 3 moves now but if you've going to frequently move it about, I suggest adding those little glider feet you can buy at any hardware store. Otherwise the feet drag and that feels less sturdy.
I am keeping this as it would be a hassle to return. i like the one piece design. It is sturdy. It holds fewer books than I hoped, about 2 2 shelves worth. The paint on most of the piece is well done, but at the top of the stand the steel shows through. I guess that is why it is under *** . It is basically a knock off. :)
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