cavalcanti Review

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Very good quality, great price but trick assembly
 from Columbus, OH,  Dec 1, 2012

This buffet is sturdy, looks great and provides a lot of storage so I´m very pleased with this purchase. As many other reviewers mentioned, the assembly can be a little hard if you´re not careful. In my opinion, it requires two people and the instructions are pretty straight forward till the placement of the doors. The poor instructions after that made me take one star from this product rating. For the ones that want to give it a try, that´s what I found out... First of all, there are two pairs of doors, each one identified with a specific number. There are two sets of hinges, each one identified with a specific letter. The instructions show which door should be connect with each set of hinges. What is not entirely clear is where each pair of doors should go. I don´t remember the numbers now, but lets say that a pair of doors were identified by the number 9 and the other by the number 8. The instructions show that one door #9 should be placed on the right border of the buffet, but they don´t specify if the other door #9 should be placed on the same side, at the center of the buffet, or if it should go on the other extremity of the buffet. What I found out is that the doors #9 should be placed at the extremities of the buffet, and the doors #8 should be placed in the center. So each cabinet should have one door #9 and one door #8. Why is that so important, since both the doors and the hinges look exactly the same? The catch is that each set of hinges have a different start configuration. This configuration is established by two screws in each hinge (the screws that are not used to attach the door to the buffet) . They regulate the distance between the door and the hinge central axis. If you don´t know this, it´s almost certain that you won´t be able to align the doors properly. Even placing the doors in the correct position, I still had to loose or tight this screws to get a perfect alignment of the doors. It´s not very complicated once you know what to do. I hope this will be helpful for someone. I truly believe that once you manage to assemble this product correctly, you end up with a great piece of furniture.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It´s looks exactly as shown
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy, with great finish
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
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