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Sauder Carson Forge Side Table : Great quality. Very clear and easy assembly.

Looks great, nice functional piece. I am loving my new side tables by sauder. I chose the carson forge side table in the washington cherry color. Initially i ordered just one, and liked the table so much i decided to add another to my family room. This side tables are great quality. I love the look of the wood grain, it’s the red-ish brown color with the darker blackish grain running through it. My side table accommodates my laptop perfectly, as well as some extra space for drinks and a decorative dish. There is a pull out tray right below the top front lip. There’s an open top shelf, and 2 shelves behind the cabinet door for hidden storage.

Make sure shelf door stop hole is at the front. . I needed another nightstand for my bedroom. It looks very nice with my oak bedroom furniture. I put it together pretty much by myself. I’m a 65 year old female without much carpentry experience. The only real problem i ran into was that towards the beginning of the assembly it instructed me to put on the top shelf. Then towards the final steps it said to place the door stop in the hole under the bottom of the top shelf. So i looked for the whole and found it was at the back end of the shelf.

I have come to appreciate sauder furniture for it’s very high quality and comprehensive instructions with bits of good old humor sprinkled throughout the instructions. I can’t stress this enough about the instructions. The person who wrote and illustrated the assembly instructions had a comprehensive grasp of the english language and thorough understanding of the product. So nice to see an example of “made in america” value. There are lots of this type of furniture on the market, much of which comes from china, and the difference between that junk and sauder quality is striking. From now on, if i have a need for this type of furniture and it isn’t made by sauder, i’ll pass.

Beautifuljust what i wanted. I got this table delivered on wednesday. . Started the assembly of it the next day. I wanted to do it myself without help from my husband. It went slow because i am a read all the steps first kind of person, and i wanted to be sure every part was included in the box, which was the case. Hubby was out doing his thing in the garage, and i began to get with the project. I am a petite person, senior, so i had to be careful with the weight of the pieces. They are all heavy, but i worked methodically and focused. It took me on and off most of the day. I stopped in between to do other things though.

  • Sauder Carson Forge Side Table – Good at Under $100
  • High-quality for the price
  • Beautiful, solid, a great value!

Sauder Carson Forge Side Table, Washington Cherry Finish

  • Open shelf for storage
  • Adjustable shelf behind door
  • Reversible door opens left or right
  • Top molding reveals slide-out shelf with metal slides
  • Wrought Iron style hardware and accents with enclosed back with cord access
  • Open shelf for storage
  • Adjustable shelf behind door
  • Reversible door opens left or right
  • Top molding reveals slide-out shelf with metal slides
  • Wrought Iron style hardware and accents with enclosed back with cord access
  • This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information.

This took us a long time to assemble partially because the instructions lead you by alphabetical stickers, and about half of the table parts did not have the alphabetical stickers affixed to them. If you’re used to assembling things like this, it probably wouldn’t be a huge issue, however, if you aren’t, well, it is. We assembled it on carpeting to avoid scratching the finish. From a distance, the table looks nice and stylish. But when you’re right next to it, you can see how cheap the finish is, but in all fairness, you’re not paying a lot of money for this either. If you’re planning to use this a lot, i suspect the thin paper-like finish is going to show wear and tear very easily and very quickly. And if you have kids playing around it or banging into it, lots of luck. By all means, use coasters every time that you put a glass on it, and keep it away from any liquid or moisture. Unlike wood, if it get scratched, you have no recourse to touch up the finish as you would with wood.

Sturdy and expensive looking. Took about 4 hours to assemble after checking to make sure all parts with it. Instructions fairly easy to follow-read twice before starting. Would advise doing step 10 putting slide rails on for slide out shelf first to make screw grooves, cause once you do step 9 putting top of table on its much easier then to reach inside and put screws back in shelf rail and secure tightly. I put my slide rails on first, then realized had to remove to tighten cam locks for table top. I used elmer’s wood glue to strengthen the table top attaching since i read a review that said table top would come off when picking up and moving table. Was glad i had put slide rails on even though i had to remove to put table top on, because reaching back inside table top to attach screws for rails already having the screw grooves made it was much easier than if i had not made them. The door alignment was kinda hard to understand on how to adjust, would recommend screwing the hinges on sides of table before assembled just to make screw grooves so once table is together it would make attaching door much easier.

Not as difficult as i expected. . After reading reviews i decided to try them but was worried the assembly would be a nightmare. So the table arrives & my 7 year old, 18 month old & 4 month old poodle all “helped”. My husband is on a work trip so no adult help. I was able to put it together fairly easily considering my helpers. I just followed the directions closely. I think i spent about 2 hours on the table & i love it. I ordered 2 and the second came the following day. With a nap, wii & crate taking care of my “helpers” i completed the second one in about 45 minutes.

Great table, takes a while to put together. This took quite a while to put together, even if you’re great at furniture projects like this. There are lots of parts, but once it’s together it looks really great. Even though it has laminate instead of real wood, it looks real enough to pass from a short distance. If i have a drink or am eating dinner in front of the tv, the shelf is a perfect way to make more room. The back has punch out sections for cords if you put anything electric in the cabinet, so it would be great to hide a cable or internet receiver. But the back panel is just a thick cardboard with wood laminate, so that part makes it look little cheap if the back isn’t pushed up against the wall. All in all, it’s a great table, but be warned that this will need lots of floor space and will take a couple of hours to put together.

Really love it and have had many compliments on it. In fact have had people not believe me when i said i assembled it. Only thing was it is a few shades darker than it looked in the picture. Liked the option of being able to open the door from either side when assembling. One suggestion, if you buy this do not think it will be a 20 minute assembly. It took me a good while, but that is one reason it is solid.

Arrived quickly and securely packaged. Total assembly time was three hours including checking for all parts and damage. Directions were clear and easy to follow. Easy enough for one person to assemble but as this piece is heavy once assembled, it wouldn’t hurt to have help available. A philips screwdriver and hammer are all that’s needed for assembly. Sliding shelf, adjustable shelf and door round out this solid, affordable piece of furniture. Wiped down with furniture polish after assembly and it looks great. Would definitely recommend this product.

Looks fantastic with my coffee table in. Looks fantastic with my coffee table in the same line. Also, like the coffee table- using a drill very carefully is fine and saves tons of time. Sturdy, well functioning, lovely. 5 hrs and i’m a little handy so be sure to set aside some time unless you have help. You’ll need a short-handled philips for sure.I only had one with a long handle which was frustrating to get into small places.

We bought two of these for our living room. Assembly wasn’t too bad on these. They didn’t take very long at all. The pull out shelf is great for drinks or a book. Because it is a cheap set and the top is just laminate, make sure that you use coasters on them. They are a great set for the price and much sturdier than we expected. The metal plates do look a little cheap in the pictures and don’t look at all like that in person.

Beautifuljust what i wanted. I got this table delivered on wednesday. . Started the assembly of it the next day. I wanted to do it myself without help from my husband. It went slow because i am a read all the steps first kind of person, and i wanted to be sure every part was included in the box, which was the case. Hubby was out doing his thing in the garage, and i began to get with the project. I am a petite person, senior, so i had to be careful with the weight of the pieces. They are all heavy, but i worked methodically and focused. It took me on and off most of the day. I stopped in between to do other things though.

I have come to appreciate sauder furniture for it’s very high quality and comprehensive instructions with bits of good old humor sprinkled throughout the instructions. I can’t stress this enough about the instructions. The person who wrote and illustrated the assembly instructions had a comprehensive grasp of the english language and thorough understanding of the product. So nice to see an example of “made in america” value. There are lots of this type of furniture on the market, much of which comes from china, and the difference between that junk and sauder quality is striking. From now on, if i have a need for this type of furniture and it isn’t made by sauder, i’ll pass.

It looks very nice and sturdy. It wasn’t missing any pieces and came very quickly. The only thing i don’t like about it is that there is a small gap between the door and the side. I can deal with it, bc the rest of it is great.

Beautiful, solid, a great value. They were packaged well, easy to assemble (all the holes lined up perfectly), and are even more beautiful than the photo on the box. I bought two, and put them both together in about three hours. The slide-out shelf moves smoothly and sturdily. I really love metal corner details and knobs. It’s a sturdy piece of furniture at a great price. I also got the matching tv stand, and it is of the same high quality. The style is exactly what i wanted in my early colonial living room.

Sauder-5 stars, amazon-1 ridiculous return policy was the issue here over something that was missing. This is a cute little table that fits perfectly in my smaller apartment. After an hour of putting this together we realized that we were missing the reinforced card board backing. After much looking around on amazon’s website, i actually found a way to speak to someone. I didn’t want to return it just for a missing part. They informed me that they could not order missing parts and that i had to send it back to have it replaced?. Amazon that’s the best you can do?. They wanted me to disassemble it, box it up and wait for ups to come on my day off, almost a week later to pick it up just so i can wait another week and rebuild it all over again. We already had a second one to build and the matching tv stand. They offered a 15 % discount if i wanted to keep it with out the back. Kind of defeats the purpose of buying something with a cabinet door if everything will fall right out the back. I decided to contact sauder and started a chat with one of their customer service reps. Within three minutes i already had the piece on order, no charge and shipped via expedited shipping.

This is a beautiful piece of furniture. The assembly was very straight-forward with the detailed instructions–that included clear illustrations as well. Together with my husband, we probably assembled the unit in under an hour. My two knocks against the piece are the following:1) the small nails used on the back of the piece to attach the back facade are silver (instead of black) so are visible (though they are so small it’s not a detractor). Black still would be better. The pre-made holes for installing the pull-out molding to the sliding shelf were askew, so the runners don’t align perfectly with the shelf. It’s not noticeable (visually), but does detract from the ease of sliding the shelf in and out. As i like to be exact when i’m constructing from things, this was a detractor.

This unit has some of the best, friendliest instructions i’ve yet encountered for ready-to-assemble furniture. It appears to be the first piece of furniture ever where the directions are written in native english instead of translated. (the directions even have some actually-quite-funny jokes, so have fun with that. ) the one caveat is that as with so much furniture, i wish they would have you attach drawer rails and door hinges to the interior cramped spaces **before** you assemble the outer frame. I would recommend reading the full directions first and modifying as needed. Also, be very careful to place the interior shelf the correct direction, with the holes for the door stop in front. I didn’t until it was too late (i. The cardboard back was already attached), and i had to drill my own hole for the door stop.

Sauder carson forge side table – good at under $100. Review of:sauder carson forge side table, washington cherry finishskip to point ‘4 – finish’ for the only real complaint if you dont need all the other details. Pros:great price, easy assembly for intermediate builders, strong structural construction, great appearance (see cons for finish issues)cons:paper thin surfacing is easily scratched and not so easy to cover up or mend. Door hinges are good quality but very hard to “tweak” for the perfect alignment. Top shelf drawer did not sit straight in either unit. I have broken the full review into 4 sections, packaging, assembly, fit and finish. At the header of each section i have a rating on a 1 – 5 scale with 1 being the best grade and 5 being the worst. I assembled two of these in under 2 hours. For the record i’m very handy with tools and furniture builds having apprenticed for several years as a cabinet maker. I have scratch built numerous furniture pieces over the years as well as having assembled countless prefab pieces like these.

Decent table, and a good value, with some reservations. . I’ve bought a number of end tables from amazon, and have been quite satisfied — they’ve all been made by ashley, until this one. My son and i carefully and slowly put it together, and it took us about 45 minutes. The instructions were the best i’ve ever encountered – -clear, and very on-target. No missing or damaged parts, and it was packed well. The product itself is, i believe, particle board, with veneer covering. And that’s ok, but i’ve gotten used to ashley’s hardwood construction, and while the ashley tables are a tad more expensive, i believe that ashley is perhaps a better quality (and i recognize that the ashley products are made in china, and sauder carson is made in the united states- -at least that is what is represented to the consumer, and i personally would like to support an american company, if possible). The one major negative is that the door itself did not line up properly, and there is a space on one end that shouldn’t be there. The door doesn’t fit evenly, and that’s after using the exact construction directives, fitting protocols and supplied parts. Bottom line: i would recommend this product, with some reservations based on the door fit.

It came in the afternoon so i did 1/2 of it that day and completed it the next. You only need a hammer (just for the back–18 nails) and a phillips screwdriver, but a mallet would be better than the hammer for a few of the parts–to avoid risk of damage. It’s got some solid wood parts (e. The legs), some metal fittings, and a cardboard back, but most of it is pressed board with a rather lovely veneer. It’s pretty solid and heavy when put together. The best part is the instructions. I’ve put together quite a few pieces such as this one in the past, but these were the clearest instructions i’ve ever had. Lots of pictures as well as the verbal descriptions. You do have to pay attention to the details, however. The screws are in different colors and lengths as specified in both the parts list and the step-by-step instructions. There are guide holes for virtually all the small parts. It was an easy assembly except for the front door–whose hinges need to be manually adjusted so that the door doesn’t rub when it’s opened/closed. The instructions do tell you how to do it, but it’s back and forth till you get it right.