By m4r14. Wood Entertainment Unit. At Friday, June 19th 2020, 08:00:29 AM.
The instructions are okay, i wish they were just a little bit more detailed, pay close attention to putting doors on as our stickers fell off the door making it confusing to know where to place the during assembly. The only problem we ran into was the front door stopper on the metal bracket, it was stripped and would not screw together which customer service is currently working to resolve for me.
Ok, once itis all put together its nice. You cant use power tools to put it together. It takes forever and my hand feels like it is going to fall off. I followed the directions and the top two shelves on either side seem as if the holes drilled for the pegs for the shelves are not exactly level with each other..... Not terribly noticeable at a glance but since I put it together I noticed. It easily took me three hours alone to put it together. It is particle board hence why the no use of power tools. I tried and it made me start to rethink all of my life decision up to that very moment. Plan for a good chunk of time for assembly if you are alone. This was also the second piece of furniture of the night after work that I decided to put together so that may be why it took me so long. It is pretty esthetically.
I read all the reviews, compared pricing and quality of other similar cabinets before choosing this one. I needed this item for towels and item storage at my back entry foyer from our pool area. I received it and my husband and I assembled it the next evening. It took us approximately 1.5 hours to assemble, including unboxing and laying the components of the cabinet out to access easily. Everything is packaged with bold lettering on each bag of screws and dowels, letters on the cabinet including arrows as to which end is up! I cannot believe it but we got through this assembly without cursing it or one another out at all!!! We’ve had more gnashing of teeth and tears over assembling toys on Christmas Eve than I care to remember and were both astonished at how easy, quick and direct this was! The instructions were clear cut and simple and it didn’t come in a gazillion pieces. You know, where you have to assemble parts and pieces even before you assemble the item? Not so with this. It has dowels and screws so it is held together very tightly. Everything lined up perfectly and it is extremely durable and sturdy when completed. The hardest part of it all was lining up the top to fit onto the whole thing and that wasn’t hard. Just know that you place it on top, line up the holes with the dowels and THEN you place the dowel screws in it and when you tighten them one whole turn, the top lowers down and fits tightly on it. Until then, it kind of sits up on the mounts. We worked turning them from left to right, as you don’t want it to crack or bow the middle. It will make sense once you do it. Then there is the quality of this thing, which is EXCELLENT! It is weighty wood and roomy! I fit all my pool towels in it plus tanning lotions, outdoor bags and masks, etc. Then with the doors closed it is just a beautiful credenza in the foyer which is what I wanted. I didn’t want some cheap-looking towel cabinet or plastic one. This fit the bill and blended with an armoire cabinet perfectly. If you are looking for a weighty, easily assembled and attractive piece of furniture that doesn’t break the bank