The description never explicitly states "Gloss White" but the reflections in the pictures suggest that it is at least a shiny finish. It's not. It's a very finely textured matte surface, kind of like a laminate kitchen counter-top. Looks flat and cheap unfortunately. If it was gloss white and at least matched the color of our other gloss white piece, I could live with it.
The veneer was slightly chipping at the edges of the wood on two pieces, where the saw makes its cuts at the factory. It was slight enough and could be masked a bit, so for the price I thought I could manage. The box was totally undamaged, so it seems it was damaged before it was ever shipped.
The main thing is, you don't get the full effect until it's fully assembled, after that it's hard to disassemble and return. Good luck re-packing the pieces up correctly. Some joints mis-aligned (not flush with other corners) slightly when tightening the CAM locks, something that's not known until you're finished. The brown storage bin thing actually came together pretty well. It looks fine.
OVERALL, you get what you pay for I guess. Didn't break the bank, but didn't seem like a good choice after it was assembled.
I purchased this item because I had need of a small entry table and could find nothing at our local stores that would fit the space. I also liked the contemporary style. I was concerned it would look cheap and be rickety, but figured I'd take a chance for the price. It arrived in perfect condition, went together easily with good directions and looks great. It is solid, doesn't look cheap and I'm am very pleased. I would recommend this product.
I love this corner display stand. It is perfect for what I needed in my bedroom. One of my friends has hers in her dining room and it works out great in there also. Wonderful product, fast delivery and set up was a breeze.
Table looks good and works well as a table-but it was ridiculous how many little pieces it came in, it took myself and my Mother 4 hours to put the thing together with all the little pieces and glue etc. If you don't mind putting furniture together for hours-its good, if its just one person or your not into spending hours to put something together-buy something else!
I built this shelf and it lays horizontally. It's absolutely beautiful and quite easy to assemble (if you know how to use the tools). The directions are similar to Ikea directions, so you just figure it out... This took me about 2 hours to assemble by myself, and being a woman who only owns a screw driver and a hammer, I think that's pretty darn good! Anyway, it's nice, the price is right, and it's sturdy. A definite good buy.
I don't know why the requested review says Black Finish. The instructions that came with this stand weren't very detailed, but they were adequate. Beware, this weighs over 70 pounds. Assembled, it's not too difficult to move around though. It comes with an anti-tip strap to prevent it from tipping over if a toddler grabs it to help him/her walk, or if someone grabs it to steady themselves.
This coffee table looks really nice in my living room. The wood is MDF, which is a medium grade that looks and feels nice. All of the visible surfaces are coated with the dark brown (coffee) color. It took me a couple hours to put together by myself, but nothing too hard. There was only one piece that the directions showed you to put in backwards, and I realized it once the non-finished side was showing in the next step. I am very happy with the look and functionality of this coffee table, especially at this low price.
While the finished product does accurately reflect the photo shown, be prepared to build this nightstand entirely. No two pieces are connected, all pieces are received in a flat box, and you will be the one to put together the drawer tracks and adding the 50 rivet detailing. Be advised, the printed instructions are very vague and at one point were incorrect. The instructions showed adding wood glue and a peg in the incorrect location, but luckily we were able to catch it before the wood glue dried. The materials are mostly particle board and only the legs and handle are actually metal, not throughout like one would think according to the picture. They finished product looks nice from afar but materials are cheap.
First, this item, from order to arrival at door, was extremely fast. It surprised me it arrived so quickly.
I am not a novice with putting together prepackaged furniture. And that's a good thing. The item takes a fair amount of time to put together, and I can see how it would be difficult to novice.
That all said, it came together in about 2 and a half hours, and for the price, is extremely sturdy, quite wide (which is what I was looking for) to accomodate a large screen TV (up to 80 inches I'm sure), and the color is dark and pleasant. The only gripe - the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 - is that the middle console shelves have a depth that did not support my old JVC receiver. Now, that old JVC receiver is a good size receiver, but it fits my entertainment console upstairs easily. So, beware that the electronics you want to fit into the component openings of this thing must be 12 inches or less.
Otherwise - for a few hundred plus bucks, it'll do the job for some years I'm sure.
We got this table for an office conference room. It is going to sit under flat screen which is mounted to the wall. The table serves as a place to place telephone and we can put remotes and mouse etc. in drawer. There also is a place for computer (bottom side) if you don't get a mini computer to attach to back of flat screen. Perfect table for our needs. Good price.
The beech veneer is rich looking and the cabinets look like far more expensive pieces of furniture. Best of all, ALL my shoes now take only a few square feet of floor space instead of the floors in all of the closets. The assembly was straight forward. We are so pleased with these shoe boxes. The packaging was well- designed to get them here without a chip or scratch.
My husband was so disappointed to see that he had to put the whole table together from scratch, not one piece had been assembled before we received it. Not only that, but there were no instructions on the paper, only pictures. Plus, all the pieces were not listed on the paper and we were wondering what some of the pieces were for. The directions to assemble the table were very difficult to figure out from the pictures only. Also, it said it would take 1/2 a day to assemble. Really, a 1/2 a day? Who has that kinda time today. I for one would not recommend this product unless you have a whole lot of time to spend and can figure it out without the written instructions.
I bought this Desk Bookshelf because I wanted something that would not take up alot of space. I love this purchase, it took me a while to put this together and where the flap extends I need to replace because I don't know how the side pieces are suppose to supprt the flap but it keeps fallng off so I will just but something to replace those pcs. Overall I am pleased with my purchase.
This table looks exactly like it does in the pictures. The top portion is black and the rest is chocolate brown. I wish it was all brown. The materials are a bit cheap. And the holes were not well drilled for assembly. I was a bit disappointed with the quality, but it will serve the purpose.
I purchased this table for my husband's office. It fits perfectly next to his reading chair where there is only a small narrow space available. Assembly was quite easy and intuitive with the diagram provided. It is quite sturdy and there is just enough room for a lamp, a cup, and small plate on top. Below is a shelf that can hold a nice stack of books. The styling is Transitional and would work with a variety of decorums. Good value for the price.