Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by karid Good value but...
On the good side, the product was the easiest I have ever had to assemble. Instructions are clear and all the pieces fit as described. The product was also packed very well. Despite having dents and even a couple of tears in the cardboard packaging, there was no interior damage.
However, I was disappointed to find out that the back panel of the four-drawer chest is not solid wood. It is a lightweight fiberboard -- and not even a solid sheet but two pieces held together by a plastic sleeve. Perhaps I should have expected this for the price but... The product could be much improved with a solid wood back, even a lightweight one.
October 26, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Novembersharon Cost pennies looks like millions
Very satisfied with these chests, we bought 2 for each side of the bed. Useful, functional, stylish, just the right height. With beds so high, with the super fluffy mattresses, the traditional night stand is too low. The Hawthorne chests are a perfect height and offer additional storage for anything you choose. The assembly was fairly easy and the piece is as sturdy as any fine piece of furniture already assembled, it is tight and heavy, 50 lbs. I would recommend this collection to all and any of the collections that are solid, yes the chests are solid hardwood.
September 25, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Freddiegirl Assembly was easy using a cordless screwdriver with an extended bit. It would be more difficult using a regular screwdriver. I had no problems with screws being too long and wood splitting as some other reviewers of the Hawthorne products have had. Knobs are now attached using dowels. The back is two pieces of board joined by a plastic slide that's a little deeper than necessary to accomodate the boards -- but this is on the back and will be against the wall. Overall, this is a really pretty set of drawers.
June 4, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slogirl Liked it so much I bought another one!
This little dresser makes the perfect bedside table. It is bed height, doesn't stick out too far into the room, moves easily for bed making, and its 4 drawers hold all of the messy stuff one needs in the top drawer (pencils, pills, skin cream, etc.). I was able to put a couple of books, my Kindle and my reading glasses all in one drawer. That still leaves 2 drawers for socks or whatever. How cool is that! My husband was so jealous that we had to get another one for him.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SpunkyGrandma Just Right for Me
This chest was just the right size and had the right look for the space I wanted to put it in. I got it in white. I am very happy with it. I am an older grandmother type, and I got out my power screwdriver and assembled this thing all by myself. The parts were well labeled, and the instructions and pictures were very clear. It probably took me at least half an hour just because of the multiple pieces. However, they all fit together nicely. I feel it is nice furniture quality and not cheaply built. The box was heavy, but there was adequate cushioning, and all the pieces were well protected. I put it in my kitchen-dining area instead of a bedroom. I don't have enough drawers or cupboards in my kitchen for all my stuff. I now have this very lovely extra storage piece-- you know, everything must have its place.
May 2, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sisstarr A nice peice
I purchased a pair of them to use as end tables for a daybed in my livingroom. The height is perfect for lamps and coasters.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilmac Looks good!
My nephew had no trouble putting the chest together. Every piece was numbered, directions were clear, and no missing pieces. The only thing that puzzled us was that the back board was in two pieces with a connector. It is okay but we don't know why it wasn't one board. The chest is just the right size for the corner of my dining room. The simple deign makes it fit in with my existing furniture. I may get the end tables for my bedroom.
April 27, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Park18 Good Value
I like this 4 drawer chest. Many years earlier I purchased other bedroom pieces from the Hawthorne Collection. The finish (dark cherry) from the older pieces does not match the finish (dark cherry) of the new 4 drawer chest. Maybe different wood was used.
Also, like another purchaser, I split the drawer knob almost in half when I was attaching to the drawer. This needs to be improved for future chests that are made.
Overall, a very nice value
October 14, 2011