Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 38
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ceeg Most difficult assembly ever
I bought this dresser and one other during a great promotion. Shipping was quick and the product pieces arrived in two boxes. It took three hours for the two of us to assemble, and we have experience in carpentry. Assembly directions were straightforward, but included hardware was low quality and did not often hold on the first try. There was a ding on one knob and one drawer front on receipt, but they were small enough that we decided to use as is. The finished piece seems solid and looks great. Runners for drawers work smoothly. I would not recommend this piece for those inexperienced at furniture assembly.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thirdson Well Engineerred Unit
This unit is relatively well engineered, and has a nice finish. Like many of these types of assembly projects, there is a fair amount of work to be done.
The assembly is fairly straight forward, but there is also good amount of it. i.e. not difficult, but more than just a few minutes. I took my time and added all the connectors and dowel pins in my workshop, and did finally assembly of cabinet in the room where it is located. All the drawers were completed in the workshop itself, since they are easy to move.
All in all I would recommend the unit.
October 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Proudarmywife Needs Correct Hardware!
We bought this dresser for our daughter's room. Shopped around online first, looked in stores, wanted affordable solid wood construction as we move a lot. The size and style were perfect, that the wood is not from the rainforest was a bonus. Arrived in good order, instructions made sense. Just one problem -- the screws for the drawers were too long!! They puncture through the fronts of the drawers slightly, creating ugly bumps. If you buy this dresser, be sure to buy 1/8" washers for the drawer screws. Other than this, the dresser appears solid and the drawers work OK. Will keep it, but will have to repair the bumps.
June 10, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CP1709 Would not buy again
This chest MIGHT have been worth it IF it cost half as much and IF it came preassembled. I was amazed at the poor quality of the joints and the fit. I have Ikea furniture I bought for my kids years ago that is a better value.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by newmdmom absolutely fabulous!
This dresser is absolutely fabulous! Not only is it gorgeous in color, but the workmanship is outstanding. It is real wood and is very solid. Took hubbie only 1.5 hours to assemble.The drawers are nice and sturdy, and slide in and out without any issues like some other dressers. It is the perfect height and the 2 little top drawers are perfect for my newborn baby items. I put all her tiny socks and hats and mittens in there, which prevents me from losing them. Overall, I'm more than satisfied with my purchase, and in fact, just ordered the nightstand and the other style dresser. Very pleased!
October 21, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stoltzvonheimerwitz Good Value, so so quality
While we certainly liked the finish and the simplicity of this product, we felt the value was only average. The wood dowels were inconsistently sized, the oversized/swollen ones split the furniture hardwood pieces they were to fit into. Unless you plan on disassembling your piece (and I can't imagine why) my husband suggested adding a few drops of wood glue to the undersized dowels that do not fit snug to keep the furniture more rigid over time. You must be wary of sinking the factory screws too deep, even if they seem loose for they will protude through the finished panels. Overall, an OK piece, for the price, you could most likely find a solid made preassembled piece in potterybarn outlet or other comparable stores.
May 5, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ATC164 fit the need
needed a larger bureau for daughters room, but didn't want to spend a fortune.
December 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ScoobyDoo HAWTHORNE 4+2 DRAWER CHEST 48.5"Hx37"W OAK
I purchased the Hawthorne 4 X 2 chest along with the Hawthorne 8 drawer dresser.
The furniture is esthetically pleasing to the eye. But upon inspection it is clear that the product material and workmanship is poor. These pieces are very functional and do the job. Is is made of pine and covered in pine veneer. I do not believe this product is worth the price. Both dresser and chest had broken peices. Customer service was prompt and considerate in remedying these problems. Still, I would not order from this collection again.
July 17, 2009