Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 50
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cowgirl Serves purpose.. Looks good from afar
In 2 hours, my husband and I had cabinet assembled. Granted we typically don't purchase items to be assembled. Because it was going outside, I overlooked the scratches all over one door, not until the last direction did we notice the same door also had the molded peg that pivots door, smashed in production? Last step... Darn... Wasn't going to de-assemble after this much time involved.
Check doors for scratches and make sure molded resin is not damaged.
It looks really pretty and works wonderful as a serving table but the damaged door (with many scratches) keeps popping open.
February 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TJ07921 its...alright
I like the design and the size, but when I received mine my boyfriend put it together for me right away. After it was already together (assemblyl wasn't terribly quick), I looked at it and the top was all scratched up! It looked like it sat outside for a season already. The front of the doors had scratches too, but they weren't as bad as the top. I called Rubbermaid and they're sending a replacement top - I'll update this review based on its condition. Lastly, we bought this for outdoor entertaining storage and in hopes of using it as a serving bar when having people over....but the top is not flat. It has a slight curve to it, which may preclude us from putting drinks on top - so that was a little disappointing as well.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bbqaddict Perfect for my bbq storage
I was a bit apprehensive about this product after reading other reviews, especially regarding the inability to completely close the front doors. It's true, the doors would not close completely. However, my husband, being challenged by this problem, simply drilled holes on the bottom inside of the door edge that meets the frame of the cabinet. The screw heads at the metal base piece which attach the doors to the cabinet would not allow the doors to close completely. The unit is perfect now and closes completely.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeeGee Fits MY Needs Perfectly!
Let me preface this with a disclaimer on my Value Rating of "Excellent" . . . I've been looking at these online for a few months but wanted to see one "in person" before I committed $ 150 to it. Much to my delight, I found one on clearance at a local HD store for @ $135, but when it rang up, the price charged was only $.01!! Management was consulted & it was agreed that was the correct price, so for $ .01 it was an Excellent Value, not so sure for almost $150.
My sister & I assembled it, but I have to admit it took us two Sunday afternoons along with a lot of giggles. A few words in the instructions would have been greatly appreciated, guess we're just not "visual" folks. One thing we found helpful, was drilling pilot holes before trying to insert the screws through the plastic.
We had problems with the (empty) shelf fitting over all four brackets, but once it was loaded with my gardening & barbecue equipment, that problem seems to have resolved itself.
Another problem noted by others was the doors not closing or staying closed. Again, once the cabinet was "loaded", the problem almost disappeared. It just takes a little nudge low down on the overlapping door, to click it in to place.
I've yet to find a solution for the scratches on the doors . . . but it's outside, so I can try to ignore them.
Overall, I'm more than happy with my $ .01 bargain!!
May 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Lots of storage, looks nice, I love it
The experience to own this unit started with frustration but now I love it. Assembly was easy and frustration started at the end of the assembly when I tried to place the shelf on white hooks that hold it. No matter what I did, the shelf simply refused to stay in place. Long story short, hooks were bad by design, the lip on the hooks is just too small to hold the shelf. I had to fabricate plastic pieces on the hooks back to extend it so it comes forward enough to hold shelf securely.
Full assembled, its appearance is wicker like and goes really well with my outdoor wicker patio dining set. During a birthday party, we used it to store drinks and further had all the drinks on the unit’s top for serving. It offers ample space to store whatever you like.
Talking about maintenance, its washable, will never rust and will never need staining. However, it can scratch easily. The doors close nicely and offer padlock capability.
For me, it’s an added piece to my dining and seating wicker set. I love it.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shopper Deck Cabinet
While it took more than an hour to assemble, it is very spacious and sturdy. However, I was disappointed when I removed the doors from the box to find the exterior left door was completely scratched. It was too much trouble to return, since I had already started the assembly process, so I kept it. Next time I order something on line I'll remove and inspect all the pieces prior to assembly.
April 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AlisoninTX Decent Value, But Not as Sturdy or Easy to Assemble as Hoped
My husband and I assembled this together. We've assembled a similar piece before, although that one was larger in size. This one was more difficult and complex to assemble in every way! Kind of a pain to say the least. The most frustrating part, however, is the finished product. It looks great - but the doors won't stay closed and the cabinet itself is a bit wonky; the shelf doesn't stay locked into place. The gauge of the plastic wasn't as heavy duty as I would like, but it's a reasonable piece if you need some basic storage for a covered space (and don't mind using a lock to secure the doors).
March 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nickname For this price, you can not get better!
IF YOUR DOORS DON'T STAY CLOSED
I decided to write this review just for this, a lot of people say their doors don't stay closed, its a simple fix. The doors have a little bulge on the bottom that clicks into a little hole on the bottom piece of the unit, the bottom part tends to flex and this makes it so the doors do not click into place and just swing open.
Solution, get a piece of wood/cardboard/paper/plastic/ etc. and just wedge it under the bottom of the whole unit by the front/center, this will lift the bottom floor up a little bit and now your doors will click into place and stay closed!
Play around with different sized wedged until you get it just right, I got a piece of paper and folded it a couple of times, put it under and now it works like a charm.
Now on to the review
2 People will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to assemble depending on your skills/tools. I recommend you do not try to do this alone.
It is very simple to assemble, just take your time, one person holds the two pieces while another screws them in (using a drill makes this process 10x easier). If you are having a hard time screwing into the plastic drill a small hole first then screw it in.
1. Lots of space for a very low cost product, and it looks really nice (to me).
2. The final product is sturdy enough to hold whatever you can possibly put inside (except maybe a lawnmower or something?).
3. I had no problems using the hooks for the shelves so I can not comment on what other reviewers are saying, the shelf worked fine for me.
1. Package arrived beat up by the carrier, the door pins on the top and bottom of the door were pressed in, deformed. Had to get some pliers to straighten them out a little or they would not fit in. (Packaging is really poor!)
2. One of the doors arrived scratched (quite a lot).
I looked... a lot, and for this size, ~46-52 inches (width) which is what I needed, I found nothing that came remotely close to this in price, I am happy with the purchase.
It's not perfect, it has its flaws, and the packaging is horrendous, its just the box and the items inside, no padding, and since you have to buy it online/ get it shipped there is a big chance it might not get to your door unscathed, but my experience was good. If I had more money I might have bought something better but I didn't.
As long as you will not have a problem with the shortcomings of this product and can fix/work around them, go ahead and get it, I love it.
January 30, 2015