|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Counter Finish: Granite|
|Hardware Finish: Brushed steel||Base Material: Wood|
|Counter Material: Granite||Hardware Material: Brushed steel; Steel|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Style: Modern||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Cabinets Included: Yes||Towel Rack: Yes|
|Spice Rack: Yes||Stools Included: No|
|Wheels: Yes||Stemware Storage: No|
|Finished Back: Yes||Product Care: Clean with a damp cloth|
|Country of Manufacture: Thailand|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: Vendor replaces parts for 30 days|
|ISTA 3A Certified: Yes|
A Handsome Cart with Minor Flaws
FloridaGuy from Altamonte Springs, FL
[...] The finish of the individual parts is protected by wrapping each piece individually in foam sheeting, and the integrity of the package is maintained by thick layers of rigid foam. The granite top is separately mounted in a wooden frame amply surrounded by rigid foam. [...]The step-by step instructions are very clear and easily followed. Alignment of individual parts is maintained by pre-glued dowel pins which fit into pre-drilled holes, so the assembly process is simply fitting the pins from each part into the matching holes on the mating part. This eventually leads to a structure which is shaky until the top stretchers are in place. At this point four machine screws are used to attach each end panel to the top and bottom stretchers and the entire structure becomes completely rigid (and stays that way).Not all of the holes are precisely where they should be, which required shaving two dowel pins in order to move one of the uprights about 1/32" so as to be perfectly flush with the top stretcher. (A wood screw run down through the stretcher into the end of the upright secured it in place after the adjustment.) If you are fussy about fit be prepared to do a little of this.The drawer parts are assembled with all-purpose screws which are driven through pre-drilled holes in the sides into pre-drilled holes in the back and front pieces. A plywood bottom is then slid into slots in the sides and front and secured with small screws. A power drill or screw driver is useful (but not required) when putting the drawers together. The fit of the drawer parts is the only shortcoming. Small tolerance errors accumulated on some of the drawers so that the fronts were not exactly square with the glider rails. This caused some drawer fronts to gap at the top when closed. Shimming the rails with small washers cured the problem.Attaching the top is easy. Blocks of wood bonded to the underside of the granite index the corners of the top with those of the cabinet so you and your helper (a MUST) simply lift the top in place and move it around slightly until the indexing blocks fit, then lower it in place. It's heavy enough that it's not going anywhere after that!Bottom line: the material and finish are excellent, the hardware is good (and thoughtfully has extras) and the finished appearance is really very handsome. It fits in perfectly with our cabinets which are natural maple. My wife is delighted with the extra storage space in addition to the work space. The dimensions are perfect for a medium sized kitchen. With the slight caveats above, I would not hesitate to recommend this to a friend.
THIS KITCHEN ISLAND IS THE BEST!!
Chef Stanley from Baldwin Harbor, NY – Verified Buyer
We received the cart in two days and assembled it in 3 hours (it takes 2 to assemble). The instructions were easy to follow. The Cherrywood Finish matches our existing cabinets perfectly and everyone that comes to visit truly admires the workmanship ! The cabinet is extremely sturdy and easy to roll. I am a professional Chef by trade and when I get home to prepare a meal for my family, I enjoy working with this fine addition to our kitchen. I would buy this island again and have already recommended it to friends and colleagues.
Absolutely love this!
Debbie from Scottsdale, AZ – Verified Buyer
My husband assembled our cart yesterday while I was out with my grandkids and I was surprised when I arrived home to find a beautiful addition to our new kitchen! For the price it is exceptional - very sturdy, nice hardware, rolls easily and it looks great! I got the black and it complements my stainless steel appliances perfectly. I love the granite top as now I have additional space in my kitchen to prepare meals. I highly recommend this cart.
Beautiful Piece of Furniture with lots of storage!
J Raymond from Claremont, NH – Verified Buyer
I bought this product for my daughter's birthday. It was easy to assemble and is made of solid wood with a beautiful granite top. I can't wait for her to get it this Sunday, she is going to love it! I would recommend this product to anyone. Pros: Great wood and color choices and arrived in two days as promised! Cons: because the top is solid granite, it is heavy, but worth it
Lauren from Boston, MA
I absolutely love this kitchen cart. It looks like the photo -- beautiful and sturdy. I have a small kitchen that transitions into the living space and this only opens up the area and looks nice, while providing the extra storage and counter space I need to cook and prepare food. The granite countertop was exactly what I was looking for. I like the side container for cooking oils and wine. It took a while to put together, but I have assembled a lot of Ikea furniture and found this to be easier than that. Overall I'm very pleased.
Karen from Piermont, NH – Verified Buyer
We are enjoying this cart. Easy to assemble, clear instructions, no missing pieces (actually a few extra just in case) and it looks very nice. The way it was packed (2 boxes) was great. The boxes looked like they had been abused some but the packing was so good that neither the cart nor the granite top were damaged. The granite adds the finishing touch to the cart!
I hope it is as Pictured
gail from East Concord, VT – Verified Buyer
I haven't opened my Kitchen Cart yet, because I am going to Florida for the winter. I am sure it will be exactly what I wanted. I needed it before I left for FIorida so I asked how long it would take to have it delivered and was told it would be here by Friday, well it was delivered Thursday, which was a great surprise.
Product looks better in real life. Wife just loves it.
Allan from North Port, FL – Verified Buyer
I found this product very well made. it is solid wood not particle board with a vinear on it. Was easy to assemble. Looks great in our kitchen. Onlly one minor problem with the granite top was two of the hold down bolts the holes didn't match up, but the top is so heavy it isn't going anywhere. it is held in place by two bolts and its weight.
Exceptional product, quality granite and fine finish
Mark from Rehoboth Beach, DE – Verified Buyer
I'm using it as a bar and additional storage unit. It matches my black granite counter tops and cherry cabinets. I paid to have it assembled and it still was a great value. Pros: Great value, very high quality granite and materials. Cons: Only cons are it's a large cart, counter height and it would have been nice if I could have not installed spice rack and towel holder.
Susan from Cropwell, AL – Verified Buyer
This kitchen cart is everything I wanted and more. Some people remarked that it was difficult to assemble, but my husband and I did it in less than a half day. It does at times need two people. It is durable and provides me with the extra storage that I needed to make my kitchen area more efficient. I would recommend this product to anyone and would definitely purchase this product again.