Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HandyShopper Well made but a dumb design
Who makes a media cabinet that is too small for media? Our CD player doesn't fit, and the drawers aren't deep enough to store either CDs or DVDs. I had to cut a whole in the back so that my CD player would fit in and I have no idea what I am going to do to fit my CDs.
However, the piece is aesthetic and seems sturdy. Assembly wasn't bad, and as I very much like another piece that I bought from this line, I am keeping them as a set. Just be warned that if you think you can store CDs vertically in the drawers (so that you can read the labels) you can't, and the cabinet will NOT hold all media players; buyer beware!
April 22, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mrbs last assembly project from HD
This was my third & last assembly piece from HD; I've had major problems with every one & this one was the worst. For starters, it was so poorly packaged, UPS left a heap of stuff on my porch & it's a miracle all the parts were there, because the cheap box & cheaper tape fell apart in transit.
It took forever to assemble, the instructions were confusing in parts & some of the cam lock holes were not nearly deep enough, making assembly impossible. With limited tools at hand, it took forever to carve these holes deep enough to be functional. The cabinet got the last laugh, because the door will not stay closed. I'm very unhappy with this piece & after 3 strikes with "assembly required" from HD, I'm DONE.
June 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by empU Splitting
The look is great!
However, the particle board splits easily when inserting the screws, especially in the drawer sides. This can be overcome by clamping the side rail over the screw sites while putting in the screws. This could be avoided by using sturdier wood for the drawer sides. Besides, not everyone has clamps, etc. available or the knowledge to use them.
Also, the particle board holding the door hinges needs to be sturdier.
I would cheerfully pay $50 more to have no particle board in an item. This will be a strong part of any purchase decisions I make from you in the future.
May 10, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KansasDIYer Poor maufacturing= awful construction
this was a nightmare to construct. it litterally took several hours of assembling. halfway through found out that pieces were not completely drilled, others didnt line up, and had to disassemble and fix. reassemble and still pieces didnt fit together right. after a lot of modification it looked fine then finally putting the top on the bolts are longer than the holes and it pushed throught the top cracking it. by then I didnt care... great look. not worth the $ for the fixing of very poor quality materials and manufacturing. bad QC.
November 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Anabela Not worth the price
In theory, this would be an excellent piece of furniture. And I'll admit, once it was all put together, it looks like a sturdy, attractive piece of furniture. However, the materials used in its construction are cheap and flimsy. Some of the larger pieces were cracked in the box. I don't use if for it's intended purpose. It's being used as a cabinet for small toys, games and children's books. It looks great, but I'm fearful that it will fall apart if I allow my kids to handle it too much. If my husband were not a great handyman, I would have sent this back. He was able to reinforce it somewhat so that it's more functional. It is far too expensive for the materials used to construct it. Save your pennies and shop around for something sturdier.
December 9, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MBKB Great Purchase
We were very happy with the quality. It is solid wood. I wish that the drawers inside were solid wood but overall it is very nice. The only bad thing is our receiver would not fit once all the wires were attached to it. We put the received on top which is not a problem for us. It took 2 hours for us to put it together without a power drill. Of course my husband is a builder so take that for what you will. He thought using a power drill might strip it so we did it by hand. Again we were very happy with the product.
June 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Timtoolman Fillls the need
Overall, a very good cabinet that serves its purpose well. I was unhappy though with the quality of the drawers. The side pieces of the drawers, I feel, will be the first thing to go wrong with it. Inserting the screws, without any pre-drilled holes (there should have been some) resulted in the compressed cardboard to split around the screws. Why not real wood like the rest of the cabinet? Even the back piece was a thin plywood instead of the compressed cardboard!! Other than that, I am happy with the purchase.
February 17, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ferb Nice appearance but weak hardware
Let me say I like the look of the cabinet and it is a good value. However, I ran into a few problems assembling the unit. In my opinion the cam bolts, which appear to be cast metal, are weak. The screw heads strip and they can sheer when the cam is tightened (I sheered 3). I would have been willing to pay the extra buck for better hardware. Also, the cabinet can rack a little. It is important to check to make sure the cabinet is properly square as you attach the back board.
August 10, 2011