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Not for novices
 from Southern California,  Dec 27, 2012

Using professional tools, this took me nearly 3 hours to assemble. I'm very good at construction and I would rate this as difficult to construct. There are more than 100 screws and dowels used in the construction. If you aren't good at screwing things in straight and true, you'll never get the parts to align together. You'll need screwdrivers (straight and phillips), a rubber mallet and a straight allen wrench. The allen wrench provided is bent allen wrench and you won't have enough clearance to secure the screws in tight areas. This includes the 6 screws which hold down the seat. The instructions are reasonably good and the parts are labeled. On the downside, things aren't labeled top/bottom/back/front. There are 8 or so types of screws so you do need to really pay attention. There are also places where there should have been pilot holes, but there weren't. If you can get through the construction, this i's a good looking, solid piece that is small in scale.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? A reasonably good match
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. All wood and quality hardware
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good, but the photo is misleading since the scale of the piece is much smaller than it appears
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