Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nicegetup If you're a Handyperson!
There should have been a warning about the difficulty/complexity of assembly - this was enough of a project that I never would have paid the price I paid! It is very cute, fairly sturdy, although the cam bolts and locks seemed nearly impossible to set!! I had to call a friend who does woodwork to help out (for the price of a couple beers - so that was lucky. The covers for the cam locks were just plain missing. Overall, it was a big headache and I'm glad it's over. If I had known what I was in for, I'd have paid about $50-$75 less and hired a handyperson from the get-go.
January 22, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tvindc61 Great piece of furniture!
This is a beautiful chest. It is a nice mid size piece of furniture, not overpowering for a room. Nice height to place items on. I have it next to a big overstuffed armchair and it works great as a side table surface. The color and detail of the wood is sophisticated and tasteful. I especially like the vintage character of this chest. As others have mentioned, there could be more instruction regarding the drawer assembly, but in general my suggestion is to remember to "square" the front to the back before tightening all screws so you don't have a skewed assembly. Hard to explain without a visual. But overall, it went together fairly easily and looks fantastic. Thanks for another great piece of furniture! Well worth the money.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by crarwh cute chest!
We love this chest! It is cuter in person than in the catalog! I was worried the legs would look spindley, but they don't. Its very sturdy and as nice as i hoped it would be! The only problem we had was the first one arrived damaged. We could tell by the box it had been opened and resealed, so maybe it had already been returned. It should have been checked before resending to us!! The 2nd one came in good shape, but this issue meant it was a month before we actually received the chest. But now that i have it in my entry, the wait was worth it! i love it!
July 9, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gypsygirl129 I GOT THE LEMON
I read the other reviews before making a purchase, and they were all pretty good. But the chest I received was a LEMON. The back was not predrilled, the sides would not line up to holes, the drawers would not open and close correctly ( the rungs were factory installed wrong). After 4 hours of trying to build and rebuild this chest, I gave it to my neighbor. Her husband is an Engineer and he reassembled it, having all the same problems.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Topkicker Awesome Red Chest
Needed some color for living room area that offered a decent amount of storage. We are using this piece for our electronic charging station (cell phones, tablets, and several other items. Hubby put it together in an hour. He is awesome at assembly and has excellent skills in this area unlike myself (can't put together a 3 piece puzzle) :0) Once together the piece is super sturdy and looks amazing. The red is subtle and makes a great décor piece all the while being functional. Love it!!!
July 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TurtleInSeattle Excellent, Solid Table for an Entry Way
I bought this table thinking it probably wouldn't be the best quailty but would work well for what I was looking for. However, when it arrived I was very impressed with the quailty of the materials (not just a bunch of painted plywood.) Assembley is not difficult but make sure you look through the directions carefully, I missed a few small steps and had to go back. Also, it is very heavy, 72 lbs I beleive, and it comes in a long box. Make sure you will have someone around to help you move it inside!
May 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LooLoo Very Surprised & Satisfied
I purchased this chest for my long entryway & it couldn't have fit more perfectly. The color was what first attracted me to this chest along with the style. As I started to put it together, I was EXTREMELY surprised with the quality. I have purchased numerous pieces of furniture that have had to be assembled, but this one is truely of the best quality. The instructions were easy to follow & assembly was finished in about an hour. Highly recommend & expect to enjoy for years to come!
December 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by llbb Nice color, nice piece
The Madeline Chest for the price was an excellent
value. All items were included for assembly, however,
watch the screw lengths (some were shorter), when
assembling as the longer screws pushed out against
the wood front in a visible way.
The drawers were difficult to assemble and the glides
were not matched up correctly. Some instruction
for the drawer installation would have been sooo
Overall, for the money, it is a nice piece of furniture!
February 8, 2012