I purchased this nightstand for my 3 year-old daughter. I wanted something that was of decent quality and that she could easily use. I was happy with the quality and design, although I thought the price was a little high for what I got. I'm not disappointed in the product, I just wish it was a better deal. My daughter loves it and it is the perfect size for her room.
I'm not sure how the other reviewers put this nightstand together, but I don't think they assembled it 100 percent according to the directions. The furniture is securely held together by a cam lock system and if you don't read the instruction tips on how to use the cam locks properly, then yea...of course it's going to fall apart!
I've put together my fair share of boxed furniture. From cheapy office furniture from [retailer], to ClosetMaid products at Target, and even dressers, bookshelves, and TV consoles from [retailer]. This nightstand is NOT rocket science or a piece of junk, it's great. My 8 year old son can lean on it with nothing happening, and the attempt to wiggle it back and forth or side to side provides no movement or signs or instability. The likely hood of him getting injured because the nightstand fell apart is slim to none, it works perfectly in his room. In fact, I'm going back today to get another nightstand and to purchase the desk from the same collection. I also bought the matching twin size bed that has the head board, foot board, rails, and mattress supports in one box and it's awesome too! They are both packaged extremely well to protect the wood pieces, very sturdy when built, and well designed for the price.
Overall I give the nightstand and the bed 5 stars. I do think the wooden drawer knob on the nightstand makes the style look a bit cheesy, so that's why I only gave that part 4 out of 5 stars. However, that was a super cheap and easy fix...I "dressed it up" by purchasing a [$] satin nickel knob from [retailer] and cut the screw down a bit. Then voila! It looks like I had the furniture delivered to me!
My son's exact words, "I LOVE my new furniture mom! It's VERY cool, and I ain't kidding!"
Assembly advice - You have to point the arrow on the cam to face the hole opening, insert the cam bolt when it tells you to while making sure the cam arrow is still pointing in the correct direction. Then, don't tighten the cam bolt until instructed to do so! Once it's time to tighten the cam, turn it clockwise to the 2 o'clock position. [...] Go back and put it together according to the instructions if you didn't strip the cams.
We had none of the problems described in the other reviews. The instructions were clear and the piece is quite solid. One of the final steps is to put on these small panel clips that screw in to the back- they seem unnecessary but are essential for making the piece stable. Seems like a good bargain to us.
I read the reviews before purchasing which referenced bad instructions, shoddy materials, and poor craftsmanship. I just finished putting this together and while it did take a long time, I didn't have any more trouble with instructions, etc than I would expect from a piece of off-the-rack, assemble-yourself inexpensive furniture.
All together it took about 2.5 or 3 hours to assemble, but that was with a 15 month old "helping" me, and I'm 28 weeks pregnant, so I think it would typically take less. Everything lined up well and it seems solid enough for what it is.
I paid full price and would purchase it again. It's a decent color match to the Graco Lauren crib, although the crib is more red than this piece which is a much truer chocolate. As long as you don't have them directly side by side and/or in direct sunlight, it matches well enough.
I finally put it together... well almost. The screws that go in at the very end to hold the drawer to the metal railing are too small. Hot dogs down a hallway. I'm going to have to go to the hardware store to find the right size so they actually stay put and hold things in place. That being said, I do like the feel and look of it so far. I got the white version, and it seems like it is pretty sturdy and the parts that need to be solid are solid like the top, sides, etc. I didn't want to pay [$] for a real wood dresser when I know this is kids dresser and nothing fancy is needed right now.
I just need to get those screws. That's my only real gripe.
Interesting reviews. I love this dresser. Yes it was a huge pain to put together, but it was more time consuming than anything.
I haven't had any issues with splitting or breaking. The top comes off til the very end so that you can attach the furniture anchors.
I wouldn't expect it to last if we happened to move. It is cheap particle board. But for the price, i love it. It looks great in my son's room. Goes perfectly with his bed I actually just added another piece from the collection to my baby registry.
Had this on my registry. I knew it was particle board and that isn't the best quality but wasn't expecting sawdust held together by hopes and dreams. Not only was nothing labeled once out of the box but the very first PLASTIC coping that was places in the board split the sawdust. Not only will we will be returning this bureau but we will never buy or register for this brand again.
I didn't expect great things when I ordered the dresser, as with all assembled furniture. But it was worse than excepted. The dresser couldn't even stand the move to the room where it was being placed. The top came of & the legs gave away from the dresser. The instructions are difficult to follow & the "wood" is thin & cheap. [...]