zarkiel Review

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It looks great, but...
 from Alexandria, VA,  May 12, 2007

First of all, the package: too much of Styrofoam, and the sort that is very soft - before I finished taking pieces out, the box was full of Styrofoam crumbles, and they were flying all over the place. The assembly instruction was not very clear, and although I have plenty of experience assembling furniture I made couple mistakes and had to start over. The finish is very "fragile", scratches so easy that you will have to deal with this piece wearing kid gloves. Definitely, while adjusting your equipment on the shelves, and especially a TV, make sure you lift it to move, not just push, even if it is 1/8 of an inch. Nasty white scars appear immediately caused even by a TV cable dragged over the shelf. The sliding doors might be very easy to assemble, just click into the slots, but it is not easy to get stuff out from those side shelves behind the doors. My DVD player doesn't quite fit in depth, so in order to slide the door open I have to tilt the DVD box back (or pull it out completely). Whatever you put on the middle shelves (and it is a video, DVD, a cable box most likely ) if it overhangs the doors' slots, you have a potential pain in a neck. Overall, I like its appearance very much, modern but traditional, and it does not look cheap. Although I would not recommend it to people who have no patience, or have no skills in assembling furniture.

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