Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mack Well built & easy to assemble
It was easy to put together but I should have had help in assembly.The only con is our need for another shelf.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Craig Very High Quality
Replaced a 7 year old ready-to-assemble unit (all compressed wood) with this unit. It fell apart after 6 years. It also yellowed, and warped where I had cleaned it, so I wanted a better unit this time around.
The new unit is beautiful, and high quality.
Instructions are clear. The typical assembly would probably be about 2 hours. A second person may be needed when installing doors to hold them in place as screws are put in. Also, when flipping it right side up (See below.)
Very nice quality, with real butcher block and wood components. There are a few small parts with waferboard / particle board, but they are supports that are out of sight.
When installing drawer glides, the instructions say they should be flush with the plate they are mounted to, but there is a 1/16" overhang. I slowed down here trying to figure if I had done something wrong. It was not an issue, so if you also have a small overhang, don't fret and move on.
OK, so almost perfect, but:
The unit is actually 24" wide at the top of the hutch. NOT 25 1/8". The extra 1 1/8" is the towel bar.
The assembly starts at the top, building the hutch first. Then, you invert and build the rest (which is the bottom cabinet) on top. At the end you flip it over.
Because of the design, the supports gradually cascade in, so the inside of the drawer is only 15 1/2 " wide, and just over 12" deep. Pretty small. If I could go back in time, I'd have bought the 31" wide unit from Home Deport that is made by Catskill Craftsmen.
Which leads us to the cabinet, which is also smaller than the outside dimensions might lead you think. It's about 20 1/2" wide, and 13" deep. Overall, the unit is 17" deep, so you lose 4" depth on the shelves, and 4" on the width.
Now, my perceived size issue may not be an issue for you. I was replacing a unit that was about the same overall size, so it was just a bit disappointing not to get everything into the new unit. The old unit had a bigger drawer and cabinet, but the frame was not as sturdy, which ultimately lead me to replacing it.
By the way, the bottom shelf that goes in the cabinet is deceivingly close in size to the middle shelf. If you place the bottom shelf, and there is an inch missing, try the other shelf!
So, GREAT American quality. Feels rugged and high end, just a smaller than perceived drawer and cabinet. I would be OK if I were blamed for not having asked, but it might be better if posted so one would know.
Keep in mind the inside dimensions are small when ordering. The bigger cabinet may better suit you. Also, real butcher block requires you splash it with some mineral oil occassionally, like twice a year.
I send a hearty "Bravo" to the manufacturer, but suggest they and Home Depot post the inside drawer and cabinet sizes. Mine may be off a fraction of an inch, but are very close.
I will look to buy this companie's product as long as they are around, and offer quality like this!
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Spivette Sturdy product, easy assembly. Looks good.
This is a pretty solid product. Went together fairly easily with only one person putting it together. Assembly not for the first timer but easy enough. It looks nice, is all wood and metal (not cheap mdf and plastic). The only complaint is that they don't give you the opening (middle) dimensions. Take about 1 1/2 to 2 inches off the width to get the opening width.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Lilymom Good Quality
I took my time and followed directions and everything went well....mostly. The drawer is just a little crooked....but I think I can fix it. (One rail is a smidge higher on the front end than the other due to screw placement.) Unfortunately, the towel bar is very cheap. The metal roller would not fit in the holder dowel holes. I decide not to use it ......but that leaves the holes. I may replace it with a paper towel holder later. We'll see.
I am looking for glide to replace the casters as it will be stationery.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Naomi Made of real wood! On line instruction videos were very helpful. First thing I ever put together and I did it!
The customer service was great. I had a little problem with the towel bar fitting and they gave me advice and it worked.
December 10, 2013