5 Stars By DH on 2012-11-30
Very Nice unit
This unit was perfect for my application with only a few hours of easy assembly time. I was able to assemble this myself. As stated DO NOT use a power drill to assemble as this unit is particle board and it will strip the predrilled holes. Basic hand tools puts it together and it looks great! See my pictures under cutomer images. Thank you
5 Stars By beebo04 on 2014-12-17
Love my armoire desk!
I live in Hawaii so I was hesitant to order this thinking it would have been damaged by the time it got here. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived (within a week) without any dings, cracks or missing pieces. I assembled it by myself in about 3 hours with only a hammer and a Phillips screwdriver. Totally happy and satisfied with what I needed it for. It looks fabulous too!
4 Stars By Tah on 2016-12-07
It all fits together... I promise!
I read the reviews before purchasing and was scared. I got it anyway bc it was exactly what I wanted for a decent price. I was determined to make it work! It took a lonnnnng time to put together. Mostly bc I couldn't do certain parts of it alone. I went into the build with a preconceived notion, bc of the negative reviews, that the pieces weren't going to fit. So, when it seemed like they didn't I was mad but, like I said before, determined to make it work for my family and I. Turns out it does fit. Very well. Very tightly and quite sturdy. You just have to trust that its not going to break if you push it hard enough to put it in connecting holes and what not. Easy instructions. Looks great! Difficult for one person to assemble. Is shorter than most people would desire but functional enough. Perfect for an apartment. It was damaged in a few spots which was upsetting but by the time i realized it i was already building... so... oh well... I also got the file cabinet and had the bookshelf. The colors matches exactly. :) the photos are of the finished product, the finished product next to a 6 foot tall man and some of the damages.
5 Stars By A. Urban on 2014-04-04
Great item for a sewing cabinet
I thought this item would be a good idea for a sewing cabinet and it turns out that it's fantastic. I have the sewing machine sitting in the monitor space and there is room for the foot pedal as well as a ton of sewing accessories and fabric. Since this is in the guest room, I love that I can just shut the doors and not have a project strewn all over the room. Great purchase!
4 Stars By LINDA on 2017-08-19
Some dents, dings, scratches but overall perfect for my needs
Received package banged up, pieces with some dents, dings, and scratches. Took me about 5 hours to assemble & I assembled it by myself (33 year old female). It says not to use power tools but there are so many screws that my hand started hurting with all the manual screwdriver tightening so I ended up finishing with a drill toward the end. It is important to follow the instructions because some pieces go on before the other ones can go on... I messed up a couple of times and needed to take screws out to make corrections then screw back together. Still went back together tightly. Don't rush, follow step by step. 2 of the screws took very similar but they're different so it was important to sort all the screws in their own piles to not confuse them later. The finished product feels sturdy and good quality. I was thinking of calling to complain about the dings/scratches but they seem to all be on the inside because I am not noticing any of them now that I'm looking at the finished cabinet. I would recommend 2 other points...1) hammer in the nails through backboard on an inward angle and make sure to be in the middle of the board it's nailing into bc I was on the edge with a couple and the other board split bc I was too close to the edge.... 2) wait until you know how you want to have your contents/machines inside the cabinet before you punch out the holes for cords in the back.. there are two large square perforated punchouts and a couple smaller circle ones... I punched them out beforehand but I wish I hadn't because I didn't need them that big and in those exact spots. overall, this armoire was perfect for me because I needed to move my 16" work-from-home monitor computer, work phone, Thin Client base, Sonic Wall, our internet modem & router, keyboard and mouse all to one compact location in the living room so I can work and be next to my busy toddler every day all day. Everything fits perfectly with extra space for my personal things. The doors are a bit off, even after trying to adjust them, they don't connect with the magnet well to close tightly, and the swing open loosely but I like that they open all the way back so the unit can be completely open with the doors out of the way when using the computer inside. I can shut it and in just that moment my office is contained and the living room is nice and neat without the messy/unsightly office equipment all out in the open. I would recommend this for a variety of purposes but especially to working moms with young children like me.
4 Stars By sunmoon on 2015-05-17
Great Hideaway Office - put together by one woman!
I got this a few days ago and it was packed well. A few pieces had minor imperfections/ dings which I do not think occurred in shipping. Because the item was packed very well with styroform blocks and the box was not dented or banged up. I can live with these few dings ( chips of paint and a small gauge in one of the side supports ( since it faces the back). Yet the thought of this Armoire possibly or knowingly being packed with imperfections is the reason for 4 stars. Otherwise it was not difficult to put together, and the instructions were clear. I took my time doing a little each day. On the first day I removed the pieces, counted and separated all the parts. All the screws/ pieces were either placed in plastic baggies or small containers ( this helped a lot ). If I had worked nonstop and it would have only taken me about 2-3 hours to put together and another hour to organize the pieces. I opted to take my time and do a little over several days so it took about 4 days to finish. Be aware you have to turn this item over unto it's back ( which was not difficult), just go slow. The hardest part was lifting it upright. I slid a book under it to make a space to slide my fingers. The approximate distance it needs to be from the wall -before- standing it up is about 19 inches. Concentrate on lifting by bending your knees so you don't hurt your back. Beautiful hideaway office. FYI the 3 spaces on the right side are twice as wide as they appear in the picture.
1 Stars By S on 2015-06-29
Lowest Quality Pressboard and Plastic Parts...be warned!
One star is not low enough to show how much garbage this furniture is. Sauder says they are American made but Ikea (made in China) comes with instructions and doesn't snap apart while you're assembling it. Please do not buy from this company. Please take a moment to look at the photos and see just how poorly constructed it is.
3 Stars By Copy Cat on 2015-01-28
Good idea for small computers
Good idea for small computers. If you have a small printer featuring a paper drawer you might be ok. Also you need to have a small tower and a smaller monitor. In order to make my tower fit I had to cut a larger opening in the back panel and hang the back of the pc out of it. The top shelf couldn't be used because the top of my 17" monitor hit it. My printer is sitting on another desk because it is a small all in one but the paper was hitting the bottom of the keyboard tray. My wireless router is on top of the cabinet because the shelves on the right of the monitor were too narrow to fit it. With that aside it is a neat idea to hide your stuff. I wish it was slightly larger to fit in a wider array of office equipment.
Assembly was fairly easy took about 2.5 hours. Color is darker than expected.
4 Stars By elektrawmn on 2016-07-11
Sturdy unit! First off
First off, it doesn't have to do with the product itself, but the "guaranteed" delivery by BTA-MALL wasn't so guaranteed. I waited all day for this to be delivered and had time set aside to assemble it....showed up 3 days later.
Anyway..packaging is HEAVY. 2 people would do so much better. I was by myself so I drug the box inside and unpacked half of it. Drug the remaining half in the box upstairs, then carried up individual pcs I unloaded originally.
Instructions are very clear and very easy to follow. All pcs are marked. All of the hardware is in 1 bag, I emptied it out into a larger plastic container to find parts needed.
Pieces went together smoothly and there is ample room for computer. I really like that there are knockouts in the back for each compartment.
I got the cinnamon cherry color. It's more brown with a touch of burgundy.
5 Stars By Ebony on 2018-02-21
USE GLUE and watch how the screws go into the panels
Well, yes, I did have one panel that did become a major problem. But rather than call, I fixed it myself--thank you woodwork shop from high school. In addition, I used Gorilla Clear Grip Glue at every point, screw to hold this together. Again woodwork shop from high school--sometimes--glue must be used. It does not shake, move, etc. Oh ya, I put it together by myself--did not need any help in lifting it up and used another product I got from BTA-MALL--"sliders" to move the Armoire to it position--where it sits now and I am typing this to you know. Holds my 20 inch monitor and my laptop is on the side-shelve and one of my Nook Samsung tablets is also happily sitting. on the top shelve is my second laptop. My printer was too large to fit in the Armoire, so it sits on the top with a lamp and clock. the bottom is filled with my computer/Adobe/Photoshop manuals, paper, and other books and stuff. There is a problem with the "closing magnets" and the doors--but that I solved with a key ring that I use to keep the doors closed. It is about 1/4 the size of my 5 shelve bookcases and it sits in between them--but does stick out 1/4 on the sides--which is not a problem for me. For what I paid--I got a good
deal. Warning--do NOT use electric anything putting these together, watch how the screw is going into to panel--stop and adjust (push to the opposite side GENTLY). I Used glue in the all the screw holes to ensure they did not slip or move. Little armoire is pretty darn sturdy little item---!