For Living Hadley Cabinet
After reading the reviews I was a bit apprehensive. However, the size and appearance was what we were looking for and I went ahead and got it. The assembly was very easy and it took me about 1 hour 20 minutes to do it. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Once assembled the appearance was what we were expecting. I had no problem with any of the hardware or chipping of the panels. The quality is average but par for the price.
April 19, 2013
Poor finish quality. Arrives pre scratched, some of which had even been camouflaged at the factory. Started assembling, only to find out that I had two right drawer sides, and no left! Let's see how good customer service is. I'll keep you up to date!
August 19, 2012
Don't Do It!
This is the worst piece of "put it together yourself" furniture we've ever purchased. If I could give 0 for quality and overall rating , I would.
First let me say that my husband and I have 4 other wardrobes from Canadian Tire that we assembled and love them.
This one looked so much nicer and more like furniture so we bought it.
The nightmare of ill-fitting pieces and flimsy material during assembly is just the beginning. Once assembled (many hours and expletives later) , the drawer fell apart every time it was opened and within a week, the sides spread away from the back causing every shelf to fall. We ended up removing the drawer and using the empty space as a shelf.
We also used heavy duty glue in the seams of the very flimsy back and grooves of the sides PLUS secured the back by running picture hanging wire in two places across it!
It still looks nice from the front, but I can't pass by it without scowling.
Honestly , just don't do it.
July 28, 2012
We bought this wardrobe on sale because it looked nice in the flyer...there was no display model on the floor, so it was purchased "sight unseen". I wish I had been able to look at it beforehand, because I probably wouldn't have bought it.
This is cheap junk. The "quick fit" snap-together is poor-fitting, and leaves everything wobbly. The drawer on the bottom will not stay in the tracks, so it jams everytime you close it, and has actually pulled apart at the joints when I was trying to open it (I have now glued everything together, so hopefully it stays together). We use the drawer only for things we don't want to get at regularly.
The assembled unit looks ok, but the veneer chips easily on the corners. The quality is what I would expect if the unit cost 30-40% less than it actually does.
My advice: don't buy it.
January 15, 2012
This unit looks nice for the money, when on sale.
The assembly angered me. By step 3 of 23 the intsructions put you at risk to snap or permanently bow the left side panel. All panels are at risk for bowing and snapping throughout the assembly. The way they instruct you to move the unit around during assembly, with no structural support in place, is almost comical.
The quick fit scheme for this unit really only saves you from turning a few screws. It seems the manufacturer is fine with pieces hanging, bending and twisting. The disassembly tool damages a large chunk of the particle board well outside the radius of the quick-fit plugs.
Have a second person available to support the hanging pieces during assembly.
Install the door hinges carefully. Once you've bored the screw hole with a screw you wont have anywhere else to go for minor adjustments because the pressed board will chip away back to the original hole.
I like the unit. It's for light home use. Basically media storage with doors. Big shelves that only support 20lbs.
If you are unfamiliar with assembling cheap furniture all you'll do is bust this before you get anywhere close to the picture on the box.
January 8, 2012