Very nice look and pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price. Went together rather quickly and parts fitted without misalignment or gaps. I used a clear varnish from a craft store to coat the top and side that faced the sink to protect it from splashes, but in a dry environment that would not be necessary. Great price. Would buy from this manufacturer again.
The cubby took longer to arrive than other things ordered at the same time. It arrived by UPS with foot prints on the box and badly banged up. Three pieces were damaged beyond use. I emailed the manufacturer about the problem and had replacement pieces within days, in perfect condition. Easy to assemble with a little adjusting here and there. Easier with two people. Hanging it on the wall is a breeze with the special system of rails included. (you need to provide your own 2-1/2" screws for hanging on the wall)One person can do the hanging by themselves. Looks great, good storage, good price, durable.
Wonderful functional design but first you have to get it put together...... This company seriously needs a good technical writer. The instructions are so poorly written that they don't even tell you the correct tools to use. If possible, either you or one of your helpers should have experience with DIY assembly furniture. If you don't, just remember this: you are not working with real wood. It is sawdust or wood chips mixed with glue covered by wood-grain printed laminate plastic and paper ("manufactured wood products"). You get only one chance at installing fasteners/pieces. Mess that up and all that's left is scrap. Don't even think about gluing it. WARNING #1: Read all instructions through. SEVERAL OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS SHOW THE COMPONENTS BEING ASSEMBLED IN AN UPSIDE-DOWN POSITION WITHOUT CLEARLY MARKING IT AS SUCH. THIS MAKES IT EASY TO MAKE MAJOR ERRORS - ATTACHING PIECES INSIDE OUT, UPSIDE-DOWN, ETC.. Use a red pencil to clearly mark such pieces on the instruction sheet. WARNING #2: INSTRUCTIONS DO NOT SHOW PROPER TOOLS NEEDED. A #3 SCREWDRIVER AND RUBBER MALLET are needed, not the regular hammer and slotted screwdriver shown. Use a red pencil to mark all screw-in fasteners and friction-fit plastic dowels. Be especially careful with the rear pieces that attach the cubbyhole unit to the wall. Though the flanges bear the full weight of the unit plus all the stuff you will eventually pile on and into it, they consist of unreinforced chipboard, some very cheesy stuff indeed, so handle it with care, especially when first hanging the unit. Enlist the help of at least one, preferably two, helpers. It doesn't have to be the project from down below if you take your time and pay attention to what you're doing. Heed all of this devil's advocate advice and you'll have something well worth the effort. Enjoy.
You have to put this together but it isn't too hard. I did, however, put some wood glue on either side of the wooden peg you need to use. I am not a fan of the 'keyhole' hangers that manufactures put on the back of these shelves. But these types of hangers do give a clean look when installed. You just have to be really careful how you mark the the spots where you drill your hole. Nice color. Sturdy pegs. A great shelf for when you come in the door.
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