|Antique Rattan Chest||18.5" H x 37.5" W x 17" D||33 lbs|
|Foot / Leg Style:||Bracket Feet|
|Other:||Solid Wood & Veneers|
|Product Category:||Accent Chests / Cabinets|
Shawna from Destin, FL
Nice...minus a few drawbacks
The chest came fully assembled, legs, hinges, ext. The wood construction and detailing is sturdy and favorable however, the wood finishing is lacking. The color is stark white, versus the ivory tone in the picture. There is dramatic black distressing on it, which seems unnecessary. The once hinge on the inside that holds the lid open stripped out the first day, so we removed it completely and will probably install a better quality one considering the lid is heavy and this is our daughter's toy chest. Taking in to account the flaws and price, it is still the only chest that matched in our space, so I'd probably purchase again.
Mom of Two from San Francisco
This could be a wonderful product, with a few improvements. If these don't bother you, I do recommend. The wood is nice and solid and the design is really pretty. With the following flaws, I feel the chest is a little overpriced and a bit problematic. If they fix these, it's a great value. 1. Needs nicer finish - thicker coat of paint; make it ivory instead of stark white in order to go better with the Shabby Elegance design/feel; no need for distressed look to the finish; make finish consistent (I bought two of these, and the color/finish was completely different for each - they don't match at all)2. Needs a little more quality consistency - the legs screw on, and the hole for one leg was off center. So one leg is not flush with the side like the others are. Also, the hardware inset into which one of our legs screws in stripped out when we were putting it together3. The safety hinges are of very poor quality - rickety; they only let the lid up about 60 degrees, so taking things in and out of the trunk is uncomfortable, esp. if they're big. Again, there wasn't consistency between the two trunks - each hinge was slightly different, put on different side, opened differently, etc.4. Hardware is generally of poor quality - one of our hinges had really short screws, and they stripped out after only a few usesThe construction of the wood part of the trunk is good. The hardware is the problem.These are probably easy to fix yourself if you are the handy type. We are going to switch out the safety hinges for better ones that open wider and are less fickle and rickety. But it's annoying to have to put in the time for a [$] item.