Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cj24 A good product for the money
The product was delivered in record time from Home Depot .com. The assembly of the unit was fairly straight forward as most RTA furniture is. You will have to have a fair amount of room to assemble this unit so if you have a smaller kitchen use a different room. Some of the hole drilled require that you line them up with a nail set or punch because they cannot be seen, primarily the top, but all holes are drilled on the money. Some finish blemishes that needed to be touched up, but not bad overall. A good choice for a person that wants a furniture base island for their kitchen.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beirutvet Monarch Kitchen Island w Stools
I researched this item on a number of different websites and was astounded to see the variance in pricing. One site listed this same island without stools for over $1500.00. HD came through with the lowest price for the island w stools.
I ordered for customer pickup and was blown away. 5 very heavy and very cumbersome boxes. Not a complaint, just an observation. The mudflaps on my Tahoe were approaching ground zero.
Wile the pieces were large and cumbersome, I put everything together in about 2 hours. Considering it took me 3.5 hrs to put together a "Office Depot" file cabinet, I figured I did pretty well. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. There were not missing parts or hardware. In fact, there was one extra piece of every different hardware item. In checking the product of flaws or damage, I notice only one spot where the wood had cracked. Because it was a non structural location, I simply fixed it with carpenters glue and clamps.
We are VERY happy with the outcome. While the island is heavy, it can be easily moved. It looks and feels solid. Having just moved from an apartment to our new home, we literally started laughing because the island would have barely fit in our former kitchen. In our new home, it looks like it was made for the place.
I would highly recommend this product.
March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Iceman Nice piece
Great, sturdy pretty island. Only downfall is its very heavy and not real easy to put together without someone helping you to hold other pieces in place
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manzo2 Great product
Love this island. Makes the kitchen look nice and functions great. Better than I thought it would be.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bobthebuilder Nice looking product. Beware...self-construction
I love the way this looks in our kitchen. It has great finishes and functionally works perfectly for the space that we put it in. Overall, I am satisfied with the purchase. However, the quality of the product is VERY closely related to the quality of your assembly. I am an engineer, and was VERY meticulous with how I put this together. Even still, I had to rework several pieces and have and to go back and make tweaks to keep the drawers sliding squarely 3 or 4 times. A great looking product, but in my opinion, for nearly $1000, the end result should be less reliant on the assembler's skill and the manufacturing should be higher quality so that the pieces fit together with less variability.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BridgewaterOtto Good choice for a kitchen nook space
Assembly is a bit involved but not too bad. One MINUS is that the cam locks never did seem to lock all the way in--I was constantly re-tightening the cams after moving the island only slightly. We debated getting the chairs and using it as a table as well. We did and are very happy that we did. The storage space available is pretty reasonable and the build quality is good (except for those darned cams).
April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by caffed Difficult to assemble
I returned it after several attempts to put together. The mechanisms to connect would not connect. The back portion seemed very flimsy?
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Luv My New Island from Home Depot
I absolutely love my new Monarch Kitchen Island and stools! It has the look of a high end island without the price. My husband put it together by himself except for me helping to place the heavy top. If you don't mind spending several hours putting it together yourself then I would highly recommend this island. For those wanting one already assembled you can expect to pay at least $3,000 or more. Home Depot has a great price. Free shipping to my house too! :)
September 17, 2014