I was thrilled when I saw this product become available. Even if you have a craft room we can always use more storage/organization and this armoire fits the bill perfectly. First it shipped super fast. The piece arrived in perfect condition and it is large and heavy so this was a minor concern of mine. The 'assembly' is just installing 6 screws and some rods. It takes all of 5 minutes. The armoire is full of storage options. It's obvious someone who crafts created this unit and knew what they were doing. The only downside, and I couldn't find a way to give this 4.5 stars was the cork on the front. It is very thin and a standard push pin barely works as it is too long. I may find some cork and add a layer myself. This is a minor detail in comparison to everything else. I am delighted with this purchase. Now I can have things at my fingertips instead of looking in boxes I have stored in closets. This product is worth the money and I highly recommend it.
The delivery cost was insane but the product is just right. Fits my needs perfectly. Wish I could get one like it that had only the paper storage. That is what I find most handy.
The UPS driver dropped it off in the snow about seventy five feet away from my door. The package was almost 55 pounds and I am almost 79 years old! What fun that was bringing the well packaged item into my house!
The product said two people were required to assemble and place it but I managed with very little difficulty to quickly assemble, place and use the handy item.
My only wish is that it should be available in other colors. The white over the door hangers look sad on my mahogany doors. Want that paper hanger as soon as it is available!
I am overall pleased with the product and received it very quickly. It was not to heavy to maneuver with one person. I mounted the brackets with ease and was able to left it onto the door standing on a step stool. I was a little disappointed with the trays that fit on the bottom left, they are very thin and will crack if you put too much in them. The cork on the front is not thick enough to use push with, but the review labeled "how to mount on wall" is an excellent source of information on how to solve the problem with the cork board as well has hot to mount it on the wall which I will probably do at a later time. I am think it will become a very useful tool and I am satisfied enough with it that I plan to order another one.
This craft armoire came well packaged. I expected to have to put it together but it was fully assembled except to attach the over the door hangars and some bars inside the armoire. My only small complaint was that the bars on the inside fit on one side, but not the other. We had to do a little drilling to correct that. The armoire has lots of room and contains my craft items nicely. I would highly recommend this product.
For all of us that thought that this could be mounted on the wall . We were disappointed when it arrive and realized that there was not a way to mount this. There is! My Dear Husband realized that the dividers for the paper side slide out and behind them is a very nice piece of wood installed on the top. He used lag bolts into one stud and a very heavy duty anchor on the other side. Then on the stud side he also installed on more lag bolt on the bottom behind the removable drawers to give it added support. This thing is quite heavy. Perfect! I then painted it a very light gray (same color as contrast wall in the room). I cut a piece of foam core the size of the cork board and covered it with a pretty fabric. I glued it on the cork board and
the cabinet is beautiful! Oh and a very nice handle to open it. So pretty that I am ordering another one to mount on the opposite side of the
window. I hope this helps all of you that wanted to mount this. I had this
over the door and it really messed up the door.
I forgot to mention do not forget to slide your paper dividers bac into the slots when you are done.
I received this just a few days ago. It is poorly made. The paint is rough like sand paper and it is extremely heavy. I could not get all the metal bars in that hold the cheap plastic containers that go in the bottom. They are too tight a fit! The paper holders were all dislodged from the sides and they are made of some kind of cheap foam like material that was breaking apart. The holes on the back of the armoire that hold the brackets for the door were all drilled slightly off so it was hard to put the screws in. You could hear the wood starting to split. And it was not clean. If you ask me, if you are paying pottery barn prices you should get pottery barn quality and attention to detail!
I had to re drill each and every hole for the dowels, The pre drilled holes on the back to hang it up, were NOT lined up. could only use 2 out of 3 screws on each bracket. Now that it has been hanging for a few weeks, I see the front of the trim has cracked, and it is splitting, I am extremely disappointed in this item, the concept is great, but the weight of this item is NOT MEANT to be hanging, I was going to buy 1 more for the other door, but now I have changed my mind and will be taking the first one down and taking it to the dump soon. NOT WORTH THE $$$ poorly built. The cork board front is a joke, it's so thin you cannot put a push pin into it. Unhappy to say the least! if I could give this a 0 start I would,
Overall I am very pleased with this product. There are only 2 negatives I can say, first it says you can mount it on the wall but there's no way to do that without modifying the over-the-door hooks or making your own brackets. The second is the trays on the bottom left. They are very thin plastic. For the price of the cabinet, they should be a little more thick or sturdy but to just use for embellishments, they are fine. Otherwise, I am so happy to finally have a way to organize everything in one spot without the clutter of several items scattered across my room and without taking up too much space!
The concept of the craft armoire is great. However when I received it and got a chance to look at it up close, I felt it was a little flimsy in certain areas and the construction was not finished very well. On the paper slots, it could have been sanded a little better and finished cleaner. The separators for the paper are very flimsy also. I am not sure how much weight this is suppose to handle and I hope this does not come sliding off my door as the hangers are kinda thin for this kind of weight. I guess that I am slightly disappointed in it as I waited so long to purchase it. Also, it was sold out before it was available for purchase and had a sale price on it. I was not privy to that pricing or able to purchase it before it was available.
I have been wanting this for a long time. It was on sale so I told my husband I wanted it for Christmas. It arrived in just a few days in perfect condition. I had read earlier reviews about the cork being too thin and the rods not fitting. Those have been mostly fixed; my husband had to cut one end of one rod as it did not fit on the bottom left. I think it is perfect and will get one for my daughter-in-law for her birthday.
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