Talon Wardrobe Cabinet, Alder
We bought two of these to use as wardrobes for our bedroom that has no closet. We got them on sale and we were pleasantly surprised at how great they are for how little we paid.
First off, they're huge! We live in a basement unit and these fit nicely and they provide so much storage space. And they're quite plain but nice looking. They don't look like $500 wardrobes, but then we didn't pay that much.
They were easy to set up. We had both assembled and up in three hours total. A few of the predrilled holes were a bit off and one wardrobe came with a faulty screw (it was bare with no teeth), but there were no major issues with set up.
The only real downside is that they need to off-gas because they're not real wood. They're kind of stinky. We opened them up, opened a window and turned on our air purifier and let them off gas for 24 hours or so (we slept in the guest room for a night). Keep this in mind when buying these. We probably should have opened the boxes ahead of time and let them air out on our porch or something.
Anyway, we're very happy for what we got and for what we paid.
April 17, 2013
Worst Purchase Ever
This is the biggest piece of garbage I've bought in a long long time. Don't get it!
March 1, 2013
Great for the wood stove
I bought two of these wordrobes thinking they would be great for the bedroom. After putting them together and standing them up I knew I made a big mistake. Very cheaply made pressed wood/paper. Door hinges pull out of the walls after a month. Using on carpet...have fun getting it level. Want to move this thing afterwards? It will fall apart on you. I bought my pair for 50% off and even at that price was to much. They are not one year old yet but will be burned in the wood stove this winter for sure.
July 8, 2012
Got what I expected
Bought and assembled this unit this week. Was easy to assemble although the sheer size of the unit makes it a little bit of a challenge. You need to have a big clear area to work. Every time I walk past it, I still am stunned at the size. It is big! Filled it up with all my clothes and still lots of room left.
This unit is like a lot of the assemble-yourself pressed wood furniture. The fit of the pieces was really good. The real test will be to see if it holds up.
October 31, 2011
Excellent value under the right circumstances
This wardrobe (purchased on sale, of course) made a perfect addition to a guest room without a closet.
It was easy to assemble alone, and I probably could have stood it up on my own, although I played it safe and got help as per the manual. It's not impossible that it could have broken under its own weight in the process.
It's spacious and seems solid enough to fill with clothing, sheets and blankets, and even stack stuff on top.
I would be very careful while transporting the package home to avoid damaging the parts, and I have no trouble believing that moving the wardrobe around after assembly, or installing it on an uneven surface, would have disastrous results.
August 24, 2010
Don't ever try to move it
I had one of these for about three years. The floor in the bedroom had to be replaced so moving it was necessary. I didn't have any help so tried to move it myself. It fell like a stack of cards, end wall going one way, doors going another and the roof falling in. It would be a good idea to firm up the back of the unit to help keep it square and to prevent the disaster that I had. Plenty of room though and useful. Not too bad for the money.
August 13, 2010
I am very skeptical about these kind of products, but i decided to buy it anyway because i did not have any closet in my apt. So my family help me build the base structure, but i had to finish the back and shelves and door myself and I managed really well! It is heavy and i am small, but nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it! I even had to move it across the room to where i wanted it by myself and just slowly pushed it over (empty) and it worked!
I LOVE this wardrobe! it is bigger then i thought and i can put lots of stuff in it!
I only had a very small area to set it up in and put it together but i found just using a screw driver and what it came with just fine!
i am glad i did not take others peoples advice and use all this other crazy tools because it is sturdy just the way it is and i wouldn't trade it in for any other one!
July 8, 2010
If you follow the instructions and have help to move and stand the unit up it goes together very quickly. It is very sturdy. Lots of storage space. I would recommend this to anyone. Excellent product.
Anyone who had trouble with it falling apart did not have enough help to move to unit.
March 23, 2010
One of the Best Purchases I've Made
I absolutely love this wardrobe! It solves a lot of our storage issues. The only thing is that this wardrobe is extremely heavy. Good thing we brought our truck with us. Definitely bring someone with you to help lift and move the box. It is HEAVY! We're definitely getting another wardrobe exactly like this one!
January 22, 2010
This wardrobe was easy to assemble with 2 people. It is very solid. We moved it across the room with no problems as stated by some others. It looks great and has lots of room. Very happy with it.
January 22, 2010
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