Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandwhich Wife's Hall Tree
This took two of us and two hours to put together. The back is very heavy and we switched around some of the steps...There are a lot of little screws and the magnet for the bottom doors isn't very effective. It is a great addition to our home though and serves it's purpose for our mudroom!
November 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie Big solid bench with good storage
This is a very heavy item (I think at least 70 lbs) so the box arrived a little mashed. The finish was slighly marred on two of the corners, but I didn't want the hassle of returning it, so I used dark brown stain and covered it and it looks pretty good.
The bench is wide enough that you can sit even when there are coats hanging from the hooks. I put several storage baskets on the top shelf and use the cubbies for papers/mail/small items that I don't want to forget when I'm leaving the house. The cubbies aren't really big enough for most storage baskets. The cupboard below is deep and can fit quite a lot of stuff.
It took a couple of hours to assemble. The directions are pretty good, but I would recommend putting on the cupboard doors before lifting the top section onto the bench section instead of the other way around as the directions called for. I put it together by myself, but I'm a small woman and I struggled with one of the final steps, which required me to lift the assembled top section onto the assembled bench section. The top section is pretty heavy and I would recommend having a second person to help. The pre-drilled holes for the coat hooks were a little off, and the pre-drilled holes for the door hinges were a litte off, so I had to drill new holes. The doors still close with difficulty, but they look fine.
July 30, 2013