The nightstands came fully assembled. They are a beautiful addition to our bedroom. However, I thought that the drawers had metal slides for smooth opening and closing. They don't. Also, the legs don't have a tip so that you can level them.
I purchased two Montauk nightstands plus the queen bed frame in the dark barnwood finish. The quality of the nightstands is high and I think the price is fair for the quality. Except for the back, the nightstand is made of solid wood. I am disappointed with the finish. The photos make the wood look uniformly dark. The finish seems to be an orange undercoat with a darker overcoat, with some of the orange showing through to make it look rustic. I would have much preferred a solid dark finish like the photo. If that had been the case, I would have been fully satisfied with the purchase. If you are looking for a more rustic, dual-toned finish, you will probably be happy with the purchase. There were a few imperfections on the headboard and one nightstand. They are pretty minor but I think the quality control could have been just a little better. Overall, I was happy enough to keep the set and think it looks nice in one of our guest rooms.
I had a VERY old very heavy nightstand and needed something smaller and more in tune with my bedroom furniture. It's not a high nightstand which is perfect for my lower bed. If you have a high bed then this nightstand might not be what you are looking for. Also the bottom to the drawers are not real heavy wood, so I don't recommend putting anything heavy in the drawers. The drawers do open very smoothly which is a definite plus compared to my old nightstand. My son had this assembled in less than an hour w/a cordless drill. Update: I have had this nightstand for 5 years and it's still going strong and looks just like it did the day I set it up in my bedroom. I am very pleased with it. The drawers still open smoothly and there isn't any puckering of the finish like on some of my lesser expensive furniture pieces.
This came assembled (score!) and seems to be good quality. The Barnwood is very dark, as mentioned. Only complaint is that the finish has a chemical smell, and several weeks later it's still there. I got the bed, too, so not sure if it's coming from the bed or nightstands.
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