Purchase two one for me and one for my husband. I was tired of seeing a pile of cords every where. Now all the cords stay in the inside. I have a lap top iphone and ipad and ipad minnie and they all fit inside the table with room to spare. It did come in a lot of pieces and took some time to put together it was easy and the instructions was well written. I will post a picture of the inside so you can have an idea of all the space on the inside.
This table is an amazing value. Yes, it took a while to put it together, but for the price. The piece is heavy and well made. It surpassed our expectations and it beats spending $400 on something that would accomplish the same thing. We have well made leather furniture in our living room and it fits in very well. You absolutely can;t go wrong and now all of our cords are hidden and accessible. We had no issues with missing or damaged parts. I was skeptical about sauder products, but i am ordering the coffee table.
Sauder Carson Forge Smartcenter Side Table, Washington Cherry Finish
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- Mobile electronics storage and charging beneath sliding top
- Power strip with concealed cord management
- Felted storage surface
- Sliding top reveals charging station with power strip and felted bottom for quiet and protective mobile electronics storage
- Ventilation in charging station improves air flow and extends component life
- Full extension, ball bearing slides, Open shelf for additional storage
- Cord management system, Washington Cherry finish
So far i love this side table, very easy to assembly, ( if you don’t have 3 babies around you like in my case), now i can have all my devices in one place, charging and secure. Just one little thing, be careful where you place the top of the table when you are assembling, i my case i did not notice but there is an small scratch on it, or maybe one of my babies did it before i could finished it.
The rich color is gorgeous and the height is perfect with my couch. I bought two of them for my front room. Easy enough to put together(about hour each) and great to hide all our cords for random devices. I would give the tables 5 stars, but both came with scratches on the top pieces. I didn’t want to deal with return, so i deal with the scratches.
I am so impressed with the quality of this piece. I carefully followed the directions and had a beautiful and quite useful table. One of the boards i received was cracked and a phone call had a replacement delivered in a couple of days – no hassle. These guys are a good company and make a great product.
Sauder Carson Forge Smartcenter Side Table, Washington Cherry Finish : Solid piece of furniture once made, not a total fan of the finish versus other sauder furniture that i have bought over the years. . Once it was put together, it was too big for the space i needed it for. Measure carefully for side tables. Ending up keeping one of two for a table in front of my bay window instead of an end table. The “matching” coffee table really did not match, but again, nice design.
This is not my first sauder purchase and won’t be my last. Not easily scratched and the color looks good in my living room. I had a hard time finding a basket that would fit in the open space for my craft stuff, but finally found the perfect one and is so functional now. This piece will last for years.
I bought it to be able to charge my electronics. My friend was able to put it together without a problem. One of the pieces was damaged and one piece was missing. The company was quick to send out replacement parts. Remember to check all of the parts against the master list in the directions. I like this table so much that i am thinking about getting a second table and i would recommend this product to my friends.
I am giving this tables 3 stars for the quality of the furniture. I assumed these were made of wood not realizing they were all particle board/ pressed wood. For the price i was paying at least the table top or base should have been solid wood. Otherwise they were rather easy to put together and they do look nice. Having the power strip so accessible is truly handy.
Had to drill a couple of holes to install the stops on the sliding drawer. Other than that, it was perfect. Love the charging station feature. This will never be heirloom furniture, but it is sturdy and will last a long time. It looks good and you can’t tell it’s really particle board.
I would give this 5 stars if i bought it and the drawer was an actual drawer. They really should put a pic showing that 2/3 of the top actually slides out and opens up. It is cool they provided a power strip with it and i can see how people like it the way it is, i just don’t like surprises.
Do you find yourself wondering how you can purchase this end table at such a low price?. It is because you will be assembling the entire unit yourself. It comes with wonderfully worded/pictured instructions that anyone can follow. As other reviews have mentioned give yourself about 1. There is no short-cutting the process and you will not be able to look at it and predetermine how it goes together without the instructions. Not all the pieces are solid wood but i was surprised at how sturdy and well built the table was. The power chord comes out the back and is maybe 2. If you are not placing it beside an outlet you will need an extension chord. You only need a phillips screw driver and hammer to assemble.
Its very nice for particle board furniture. It’s actually very difficult to tell if you don’t inspect underneath to see the unfinished portions. It’s a pain to put together, but all the instructions are very well laid out and the pieces all matched perfectly.
This table is sturdy, well-made and downright cool. My niece put it together for me and said the directions were very straight forward. I love having the sliding top with the charging station inside. I now keep my iphone & ipad chargers right there and drop my electronics in before bed in to charge.
It took a while to assemble. Lots of little parts to put together. But in the end it’s worth it. It’s mostly particle board with a nice veneer, so be aware if that isn’t what you’re okay with. But over all it’s a nice table and we will get lots of enjoyment out of it.
This end table really fit the bill for us with its pull out top to hide all of the families electronics and chargers and a nice little gap which lets an ipad or two charge on the table top while keeping the wiring and plugs hidden. It was a bit of a chore to put together with many many pieces, but overall if you follow the directions carefully it is pretty straightforward to build.
Non wood product, this item is made of press/particle board wrapped in a pretty cover. Very nice couch side table to store laptop and power adapters. I do love the concept just wish it was made of real wood.
This is a really cool table. From a distance, it also looks really nice. However, keep in mind this is just particle board with a very thin laminate material. The metal hardware does look a bit cheesy up close. Not recommended for placing drinks without a coaster. I really like the design; i would gladly pay more for a real wood version or a wood veneer version.
For pressed board these actually look quite nice. Took me just over an hour to put two together, by myself, taking my time. They seem fairly study, open smoothly and look nice. It is nice to be able to hide my ipad, remote charger and other gadgets inside the table to charge. My only complaint is the cheap surge protector, but that was easily replaced by a couple good ones i had around the house.
One for each side of the couch. Decent quality for mdf furniture. Somewhat lengthy but easy assembly. Came well packaged with no scrapes or dings. The whole top slides out revealing the storage area. Thought it was weird at first, but now i like it. There is a lot of storage space for an end table.
I love the hidden compartment that slides open to reveal an electrical power strip. So convenient to use with your laptop. I’m a 65 yr old female and i didn’t have any trouble putting this together alone. It probably took me a little longer than someone who can move around on the floor more easily–but i still did it.I have purchased this end table, another smaller end table and the lift-top coffee table. It is just the right blend of casual and sophisticated. I am so impressed with the little ‘extras’ that sauder has built into this line. I was concerned that the quality might be questionable. But sauder has come along way since the days of the old bookcases that i put together probably 25 years (or more) ago.
I really enjoy having the storage for all my electronic gadgets. This keeps them organized and charged at the same time.It came in quite a few pieces and was a bit of a challenge to put together, not difficult just took a long time. The drawer rolls very smoothly. Great product and quality seems quite high.