Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lynesi Not worth it
I recently bought this item online. Even with the reviews about spotty instructions I decided to buy it because I liked the unit. I do have experience in putting together RTA items and found it easy to follow. I did put it together myself. I did noticed the molding for the top had come off and a nail where the molding was nailed to the top had scratched one of the shelves. I contacted Simpli Home as the instructions are very clear if something is missing or damaged not to return it to the store but to contact Simpli Home. I was told to contact Home Depot to have it returned or replaced. Considering you can only buy this item online in Canada, I wasn't about to haul this back to Home Depot. I glued the molding back and for the scratch, I place something over it. The right side door, the holes to hold the door to the unit is off by 1/4 inch so the door catches on top when opening. I can fix this when I have a chance. One of the screws to hold the top down to the sides of the unit, there is a small piece of metal in the Allen key hole screw but again when I have a chance will drill the metal out so I can screw that screw in, but why do I have to? Because Simli Home refused to fix their problem instead they dumped the matter onto Home Depot's lap. As far as Simli Home is, stay away from that company as customer service are not helpful. Lucky for me the issues were minor and I can fix them but don't waste your time or energy on any product from this company.
October 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by John99 meh
I waited a year for this item to be restocked at my local store and now I'm kicking myself. I really liked the look and it matched my decor perfectly but is of average (at best) quality for the price.
I'm lucky that I am picky and had planned to use a quality adhesive along with the hardware. The hardware is JUNK, I was careful and still broke two camlocks while tightening.
The doors are both slightly warped and the magnetic clasps are not strong enough to hold the doors....one keeps swinging open and I will have to install something else to keep it shut.
Not worth $200 in my opinion.
September 3, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nohandymanbut Excellent Value
I just bought and assembled this unit and as far as I am concerned it is great value for the price. Solid wood and no particle board or pressed board backer. The only reason I give it 4 out of 5 is that the instructions are not nearly detailed enough. I had a huge problem with the doors and the shelves until I realized that I had the top on backwards. On reflection the floor model in the store was put together incorrectly with the shelves against the doors rather than the back of the cabinet.
It looks great in our TV room!
September 2, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotSatisified Poorly Constructed
I have seen this unit in the store a few times and really like the look of it but was hesitant to buy it due to the fact that it was furniture that needed to be assembled. I finally decided to go ahead. Most of it went together fine but after installing the doors I find that they are both so warped that they will not close. Magnets won't hold them closed. Terrible product.
December 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lyle Poorly built, required customization
My wife and I received this as a gift. When I went to the store waiting on delivery, I found it was poorly put together. Upon opening the box, and attempting step #1 I found all the holes for the camlocks missing. Luckily I've done cabinet making in the past and was able to add these holes. The back panel is not quite long enough to be installed as per directions, and the center support had to be installed backwards as to the directions, but of course you dont find this out until you go to install the shelves. But you cant just turn the board around at this point, you've already drilled holes in it attaching the back panel, so I decided to just drill new holes for the shelf supports. when I marked where I wanted the new holes to go, I found that the holes were originally there in the first place, and had been covered in putty and moved. Overall, if you dont know how to edit poorly designed/built furniture, I wouldnt suggest buying this product
November 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfiedacadian Well Designed & Constructed
I purchased this product in store and found it well constructed and relatively easy to assemble. It is true that I have bought lots of RTA before.. so the assembly was fairly basic. Once assembled the product looked great
January 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by storagebuilder D Macgregor
easy to put together and very nice when finished. Would buy more
from this line.
February 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melanie Perfect Medium Cabinet
I bought this piece for a very specific space. I needed it to fit snuggly in my entryway. It does! The piece is sturdy and the tabacco brown finish is lovely.
May 2, 2015