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Sauder Carson Forge Sofa Table : Awesome product! Highly recommend!

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.

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. 51 each for these with free shipping and feel this is a fair price. Much more than $100 total cost and i would think twice before buying. 1) packaging (grade 1)to some extent the packaging is as sturdy as the side table. The thick cardboard box is packed tightly with solid styrofoam filling in any empty spaces in the flat pack. The box was then reinforced along all edges with very heavy cardboard “v” tracks.

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 desk is great for the price. Forget those reviews that are whining about putting the desk together and the quality being subpar. It takes one screwdriver, 3 hours and some good music to assemble.

  • After reading all the reviews both good and bad I decided to just order it
  • Sauder Carson Forge Side Table – Good at Under $100
  • Another reviewer quips “Pretty nice, once put together”

Sauder Carson Forge Sofa Table, Washington Cherry Finish

  • Easy-glide drawers
  • Wrought iron style hardware
  • Finished on all sides

I was looking for an inexpensive desk for my office. After reading all the reviews both good and bad i decided to just order it. It was delivered as expected and very heavy. I first made sure all the pieces were there and in good condition. Everything was in the box with no blemishes. I proceeded to put it together. I am a woman in my 60’s and have not tackled a project like this before. It did take me a few hours to complete. The instructions were very explicit, only needing a phillips screwdriver and a hammer.

My husband just finished assembling this desk for my sewing room. It is beautiful and you really just can’t tell that it is particle board unless you seriously study it. He said that the instructions were very clear and the diagrams were excellent. Including unpacking the box and sorting/organizing parts and pieces, it took him about six hours to construct. It is also very heavy, so he recommends assembling it in the room it will be kept in. I was excited that i could buy it as an amazon prime item, but when i went to put it in my cart, it was not available through amazon prime after all, so i bought it from another vendor and it cost me thirty five dollars more than the amazon price. Today, i see it is available through amazon prime again for the same great price. If you are on the fence about buying this desk, you should grab it while you can get it on prime.

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. It’s particle-board furniture of acceptable quality.

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.

This is my fourth piece from this collection and i am thrilled with all four of them. I normally do not write reviews. I decided to write this review after reading some of the other posted whiny reviews. In my opinion sauder does not get a fair shake in some of the posted reviews. One reviewer complains that sauder is misleading customers on the number of drawers that the product has. The customer thought the product had 7 drawers. This would have been obvious had someone read the question and answer section before making their purchase. Another reviewer quips “pretty nice, once put together”. Did he plan on not putting it together?another writes “don’t be fooled by the description, it’s made entirely out of particle board with a cherry veneer.

Sauder Shoal Creek 4-Drawer Chest : Very nice looking dresser

The box is very heavy but came packaged very well. It took me over three hours to put it together but the instructions were clear. Just make a pot of coffee and take your time. You will not be disappointed in the end result.

I can’t believe (for this price, $145), how well made and solid this item is. It came pretty beat up and one end ripped open but surprisingly, everything was there and nothing was damaged. It took my husband about 2 hours to put it together but he’s pretty methodical so maybe it will take others a shorter amount of time. Even though it’s not real wood, it’s very heavy. And i love the fact that you can’t open another drawer until you close the previous one. This prevents children from leaving all of the drawers hanging open at once.

I love the look of it, no problems with functionality. I am a fairly out-of-shape woman in my late 20s and it was a work out putting it together but i did it on my own and it’s almost perfect. I do think it would be almost impossible without an electric drill and hammer though. I used the blunt end of a screwdriver because the hammer was missing. Which i don’t recommend but it worked. Lol very sturdy and the instructions were pretty easy to read. Took me about 4 hours total to put together- but worth it.

Don’t let the bad reviews sway your decision. Yes, the box is very heavy when delivered (over 100 lbs. ), but as long as it was taken care of by the shipping company (fedex, ups, etc. ), you should be in good hands. My box contained all the correct pieces and the manual was very detailed with pictures, labels and written instructions. It did overall take me about 3-4 hours to put this together, but believe me, it’s sooooo worth it. Extremely sturdy and i love the locking drawer system. Very high quality looking dresser for a fraction of the cost. I now plan to purchase the matching night stands this month and my set will be complete.

  • GREAT product, terrible packaging!
  • 120 pounds, 4 hours to assemble, and 5 shots of tequila
  • Don’t let the bad review sway your decision

Sauder Shoal Creek 4-Drawer Chest, Jamocha Wood

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  • Drawers with metal runners and safety stops feature patented T-lock assembly system.
  • Jamocha Wood finish.
  • Three lower drawers are extra deep

The first thing i need to say is that when purchasing anything online you’re going to have to take something of a leap of faith, because there’s always the possibility that the product won’t be exactly what you expected, that it might not align properly with what you’ve already got in your house, and because there are going to be so many contrary reviews over it. I spent over an hour reading various reviews on this site and contemplating whether or not i wanted to take the time to purchase the product knowing that i might not be happy with it because someone else wasn’t. At the end of the day i went ahead and did it and i’m glad i did. Personally, i think some of the complaints people have over the product are silly. For example, if any of the pieces in the product are missing, chipped, or even broken (something that can happen, with the latter two often being an unfortunate part of the shipping process) the company allows you to call them directly and have replacement or missing parts sent directly to you. Sure, take a star or two off for the inconvenience, but don’t let that impact your view of the final product itself. I didn’t have any missing products. Nothing came chipped or broken. The directions were included and were very clear to understand. I want to take some time to emphasize that last part, because another product i purchased on amazon around the same time (a bookcase) came with terrible instructions, with little writing that actually explained how the pieces were supposed to be setup and placed together.

I was a bit skeptical on this dresser due to the very low price but i had bought a set of nightstands several months ago and was pleasantly surprised (especially on the second one after learning to put the first one together). It’s sturdy and it looks great. It is just composition wood but the look when it’s put together is very nice. Now putting it together is another story. The directions are vague and i found them hard to follow. I actually gave up on it until i found a guy to help out. You just need to take the time and have the patience to put it together. I didn’t even get it together “exactly” as the directions stated and it’s still sound and very attractive.

We really liked this dresser. It was a good size and a perfect addition to our daughters nursery. The drawers are a little tight to pull in and out but we are hoping they loosen up with time. This dresser is definitely heavy duty.

I’ve had this item since march 2017, almost a year and a half. I purchased this, the armoire, and 2 night stands. I feel like this is definitely a step up from ikea furniture. The drawers hold a lot of clothes, and they glide smoothly on the tracks – even when heavy. The whole set looks nice in my bedroom, and i’m planning on buying the larger dresser as well. The material is a magnet for fingerprints. Not a huge deal, but something to know. Also, we moved last month, and due to the design, the front right leg came off in transit. This also happened with one of the night stands.

I’m amazed at how every hole lined up perfectly after putting this dresser together. Sauder has come a long way with quality. I really like the appearance and size. It easily supports my 50″ lcd tv. The shipping box was heavy and corner protectors were taped on and i’m sure it helped prevent damage to the dresser. I’m pleased with the end result and i normally avoid pressboard furniture altogether instead choosing real wood craftmanship. My only advice is to pay attention when installing the drawer slides because the tiny screw that holds in the slide can easily strip out the drawer material which i believe is mdf and doesn’t go in very deep. This may be an area that sauder could improve on. Also, if you’re like me and are bothered by heavy off-gassing from the glues used to produce pressboard products then i suggest you give it a few days next to an open window. For an apartment dweller this dresser fits the bill.

This is a very heavy functional dresser with a nice beach cottage look – but definitely on the cheap side. The drawers open and close smoothly and are deep enough to hold plenty of t-shirts, shorts, etc. While heavy, the all-particle board construction is not particularly sturdy (i split one of panels mid-assembly and had to repair it with lots of glue). The backing panel is very important for adding strength. I decided to use a 1/8″ wood luan panel instead of the cheap cardboard. I also dressed up the top with white ceramic tiles and molding. The white finish is starting to wear through on the edges, so a paint job might be the next step. The delivery packaging was barely enough to protect and contain the parts. Assembly was pretty smooth and took a couple afternoons, as expected. At under $150, it is not bad for a spare bedroom or starter apartment, but i would recommend spending more for something with real wood.

Took a while to put together (woman alone doing it) but looks great. Drawers line up just perfectly with a small amount of adjustment which was easy to do. Had a small issue with the top (my fault) and i went on the sauder website as instructed in the manual and they replaced it, no questions asked and it had it in 3 days. Have ordered sauder products in the past and am replacing a sauder set that i bought 12 years ago and that set is still in good condition. Will be ordering the rest of the pieces to make a complete bedroom set.

It’s a lot of pieces, i just don’t have the stomach for putting together stuff anymore. But since i bought, it was delivered, i decided to go ahead and put it together. I was about 30% of the way though, someone came in to talk to me and i leaned against it and broke 3 of the clamshell connectors off from the wood. It wasn’t fixable, so slowly i have been breaking it up piece by piece and throwing it in the trash.

For years, i have enjoyed putting furniture together in all of my transient living locations, but this chest was by far the most difficult piece of furniture i’ve ever tried to assemble. I’ve spent hours/days putting together complicated ikea furniture, but this chest was just unbearable. Everything went relatively well until all of the drawers were assembled and the rails would not easily align with the rails that had pre-set holes in the frame of the chest. Pain points:1) i had to purchase wd-40 and douse the rails on the frame so that the drawer rails would easily roll on. 2) at the very end of the instructions, there is a small note about rotating some of the screws to either sit “high” or “low. ” i had to adjust each screw on either side of each drawer over and over to get the four drawers to sit evenly on the rails without hitting the adjacent drawer. The drawers now function after i’ve put clothing in them and let the wd-40 ease the rails in, but i would not purchase this again or wish construction of this on anyone.

The side posts are made from particleboard and easily pull out the anchor bolts. Not for moving around, if you don’t like the position it is in. I had to drill additional pilot holes and used long drywall / wood screws to secure the side posts, since one came right out of the anchor bolts. It matches nicely the computer table i also purchased, that has the same problems as this one. Other than that and if you have some tools and skills to repair the things that can break when moving it around, it is nice to look at, has enough storage for my purpose. The top drawer is a single drawer and not three little ones.

I ordered one for my daughter and when i received it the box was in shambles, torn on one side, loosely packed in a plastic. I didn’t bother opening it because i could see a broken piece of wood through the torn box. I called amazon and they were terrific, they had it picked up by ups and a replacement sent. When i received the replacement it looked terrible once again but i could see no broken pieces. My husband put it together and it looks real good. It was time consuming but i’m happy with it.

Easy to put together,,would recommend using hand tools only,,lay it out in parts ,,then put it together,,but,,this thing is heavy,,even the delivery man complained,,,about 150 lbs give or take,,,your not going to kick this thing around,,be very careful if you use a drill,,remember this thing is particle board,it will strip out like right now if your drill is set to high.

This dresser is very impressive for the price. It is a very heavy piece of furniture. I was a bit taken aback when i saw the two bags of hardware (about ten difference kinds of screws or nails, et cet). However, there were no nicks or scratches on the furniture. I am a woman who enjoys putting things together but i will have to say this was very time-consuming. If you don’t enjoy assembling things, this dresser is not for you. However, instructions and diagrams are spot-on and everything that was supposed to be there (plus a few extras) was there. Very frustrating to find that pieces are missing when you go to put something together. However, it took me four hours to do, mostly going back and forth between the hardware pieces and furniture pieces to make sure i was doing it right.

This is no lie 120 pounds at time of delivery and it really does take four hours to assemble. I usually take amazon reviews with a grain of salt, but four hours of work and 5 shots of tequila later, let me say, this thing is work. The laminate was cracked in a few places at time of delivery, but after hauling it upstairs before finding this out, i was fine with it. It looks sharp, but i wanted something cheap, something that’d arrive in two days, and something i wouldn’t mind tossing in two/three years. And the verdict: it’s cheap, came in two days, and i’m ready to toss it in two years.

Good quality, woul dlike to point out the fact that the top drawer is not 3 seperate draws but instead just a single draw (same as the drawers below it) just the outside design is different.

It looks beautiful in our room. We are able to set our 32′ flat screen on top with no problem. Many of the dressers sold at this price have a cheap backing that makes the entire set-up flimsy. But to me, that is a good thing. The drawers are roomy and slide easily. The handles are nice and sturdy. I love that only one drawer can be opened at a time. I also love that the dresser flows with my modern/shabby chic style of decor. It’s not annoyingly bright or too dull.

Seems like a solid piece of diy furniture but with a huge however. . If you aren’t good at doing this sort of assembly, do not try this. The instructions are great in some parts, but leave out major important information, such as that the ‘cam lock’ inserts should face inward instead of outward. I now have 6 more cam locks i have to go buy. The cam locks are essential to hold the legs on and if you put them in wrong at first, they are ruined. There is a diagram of how to do the cam locks on page 10, but the first use/insert of them is on page 7. Also, i don’t understand why the entire back isn’t particle board. They divide the back into 1/2 particle board (bottom half) and cardboard for the top. Bottoms of drawers are thin board-wouldn’t put anything heavy in them. But i think it will work just fine for clothing in a guest room. I’m good at assembly item, and this silly thing took me 3 hours just to get the chest basic assembled. Once i get the new cam locks, i can do the drawers. If you get this, it does look nice, but buyer beware the assembly issues and the cheapness of having half a back.

Very pleased with this purchase. It is a typical, build it yourself chest of drawers, but surprisingly sturdy for the price. The instructions were fairly good and easy to follow. No problems there, though it took me awhile to get it all together. The back of the chest if half thick fiberboard, half cardboard. Not sure why it couldn’t all be the heavier fiberboard. The box that it came in was very heavy. I needed to wait for my husband to come home to help me get it in the house. Perhaps the backing is half cardboard so that the unit isn’t any heavier. That said, i think the construction and styling are well done and would recommend it for a guest room or any room that won’t have constant use.

Sauder Carson Forge Smartcenter Side Table : Awesome table with great hidden benefits

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.

Sauder Double Door Storage Cabinet – Obsessed with this cabinet

This item came quickly and is just as decribed. Unfortunately it was scratched in many places. It was easy enough to assemble and seems fairly sturdy though i am still very disappointed in the scratches :(.

We recently built a small cabin on a 100 acres of ranch land. The space is very small with extremely limited storage so we were looking for something inexpensive to use for dishes, canned goods, etc. I have to say that based on the price, i had low expectations going in. First of all, it arrived on time in 2 days and shipping was free so that’s a plus. Also it does serve its purpose and i really like the design on the inside. The right hand door has shelves with a lip so that you can store spices here without them flying out when the door opens. It’s also roomy on the inside and stores a lot, which is what we needed. So ultimately i took off 2 stars because one, it was hard to put together and the instructions were a little unclear in several places. My husband is an engineer and is usually very good on assembly.

Shipped fast, it took me a couple of hours to put it together (by myself). The instructions were excellent, very detailed and easy to read. It looks very nice as a pantry for our kitchen. I’m surprised at how much i can fit in there.It’s heavy, definetly have a buddy help lift it inside the house. Here are the specifications for the Sauder Double Door Storage Cabinet:

  • Double-deep storage area
  • Assembles with swing-out door on left or right
  • Multiple adjustable shelves

It’s a bit of a trick to assemble. The photos aren’t too great about expressing up versus down. Have had for two months now, and some pieces are slipping from joints a little (preassembled door frame). It is great for one place but it will not move well and will probably only be used while living at the current address.

It is a nice cabinet for the most part. For what i paid for it, i am happy with it. It is very sturdy and looks really good in my dining room. It also holds a lot of food, so that is another bonus. My only complaint is that the doors don’t line up. They are off just a little and as someone with ocd, it really drives me crazy. Overall, good cabinet and worth the money.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excited to have a real pantry again
  • Functioned perfectly but difficult to assemble and had several scratches.
  • “Custom” craft cabinet <3

Small imperfections in wood that i easily touched up. This is very heavy and fed ex will not bring this upstairs. I live in a manufactured home with three steps up to a deck that leads to my front door and the driver would not deliver it to my door. Not a big deal, but it was raining and i could not get this item inside until my son came home from school.

Showed up damaged but after waiting that long wasn’t going to pack it all up and ship it back, the damaged parts don’t show unless you know where to look, so i will use it until it breaks, won’t buy this type of product again. It looks good and is serving its purpose it seems like they should be more careful when packaging it. I have had other sauder products that were not this expensive and no issues so.

Even after reading all the other reviews, i can’t believe how big it is and how much it fits — and how nice it looks, too.

I purchased this for my home office and it’s wonderful. What i like most about this cabinet is the small door on the right side, when you open the cabinet the door has shelves and it’s greata little difficult to put together and when it’s delivered it took my husband and the ups guy to bring it into the house it was so heavy. It looks nice and when we finally got it put together it was well worth to trouble.

What a pain in the a** to assemble, but it’s beautiful and functional once you get it together. Instructions were a 3 star deal, but between my mother and i, we put this together in about 3 hours. Lots of storage room inside, i’m using it as a kitchen pantry.

The reviews helped me make a decision and i’m happy with the purchase. The wood is solid and not cheap. I bought this for my kitchen since our kitchen doesn’t have much pantry space. I’m sure when we buy our own home it’ll fit right in.

We just got done putting this together. It took about 4 hours to put together with two people doing it. While it took a long time, it was still relatively easy to put together. All of our pieces fit together well. Only problem with putting it together was that one little piece was broken, but we just didn’t use it in a spot that wasn’t so critical to have it. When we put one of the doors on it, we realized it had a huge scratch that wasn’t there when we unpacked the box. Once it’s all together, though, it looks good and holds a lot of stuff. The shelves appear to be very sturdy and could easily hold lots of canned goods. I will say that when you are putting it together, you will need a power drill.

This cabinet was a little tough to put together. What i thought would be a little while stretched into a couple of hours. However, sauder is a reliable product and must have great quality control because everything fit just the way it was supposed to – true to the sauder name. It provides the extra storage space so well that we needed. I would not hesitate making a purchase from this manufacturer and supplier.

Super happy with this cabinet. I bought it to use as a pantry, and it’s working out perfectly. I too was really worried about assembling it, and had it for almost a month before i took the time and got it assembled. It took me, alone, 5’2′ woman in her 40’s, about 4 hours to assemble it, mostly alone. My son helped me when it came to turning it over. For me, the hardest part was the small door, but i was able to take it apart, and make the adjustments very easily. I originally put the shelves in upside down, and then put the final side into the wrong holes. Totally my fault since the instructions where very clear, with good illustrated step by step instructions. So happy to be able to see all the foods now. It’s so much better than my original solution.

This was somewhat difficult to assemble. I managed on my own until i had to turn it over, then had my son help me the rest of the way. Unfortunately when we were finished the doors were hanging crooked. They work, but it looks a little odd. It goes with my steampunk decor, though. It also holds a lot of stuff.

Great to keep canned goods and laundry items. Not too bad to put together. Takes a while but if you follow the directions it is fine. Screws and pieces are all marked clearly. Very heavy i had to take it downstairs a few pieces at a time.

It arrived with no scratches and no damages. My husband assembled it himself in about 4 hours so it’s a long assembly time but it wasn’t complicated for him. The instructions were easy to follow. The pantry is very sturdy and has a lot of storage space. We are in an apartment with limited space but this fits in perfectly and provides the extra storage space we needed. It looks beautiful and we’re confident it’ll last for a very long time. I would certainly recommend this to anyone. It was worth the money, in my opinion.

First off, lets start with the fact that i heavily modified this cabinet. I wanted one of those scrapboxes but they run around $1,500 and i’m not rich. Instead i scoured amazon and settled on this piece of furniture as a starting point. I read a ton of reviews and was a little wary because some people said it took them around 8 hours to build. Jumped in head first, ordered some other parts that i was sure would fit, and went on my merry way. I pulled the cabinet out of its two packing boxes (seriously they must have packaged this better since older reviews because mine was in perfect condition). Oh, this thing is also extremely heavy, like so ridiculously heavy that the fedex lady left it out front, but luckily my roommate helped me bring it in because otherwise i’d have been pulling pieces in one at a time from outside. Anyway, laid out the pieces and got to work.

The wood components of this cabinet are very sturdy, but it is essentially particle board. It was difficult to put together, although i managed to pull it off, and i’m significantly disabled at this point. But given the materials, and the connectors, i am not convinced this cabinet would survive even one move. I had hoped for something of better quality, but i’m giving it a chance, and will update this review if it fails to hold up over time.

I was leery ordering such a heavy item online, and reading some of the reviews, had some concerns. But i really wanted this cabinet, it was perfect for what i needed it for. As a swim coach, i needed a place to store training, books, videos, equipment. I’ve had good experience with amazon orders and decided to give it shot. So very happy to have ordered it. It arrived sooner than expected, nicely packed, no damage, and went together well following the instructions. My husband said, give it five stars. He said it was well milled, parts clearly marked, and instructions clear. I was excited to fill it and now i have everything neat and at my fingertips.

Love the cabinet, but the directions were a little less clear than ikea instructions. It took about 3 hours for me and my roommate to put it together and you should have a drill(although i made it through the construction without one, but it would have been helpful). We messed up and put some shelves upside down but didn’t realize it until it was finished so we left it. Otherwise it’s a great cabinet and holds a lot of food, and love the door with the shelves.

Sauder HomePlus Basic Storage Cabinet – No mis-alignment for the doors!

Fairly solid piece of furniture for the price. I believe folks on here reporting issues with door alignment simply have no idea how to properly assemble this item considering that the hinges are highly adjustable and everything fit together nearly perfectly (the hardest part was getting the hinges screwed into the side walls). If you go slow, take your time during building, and check that everything is aligning correctly, you should have yourself a decent cabinet in under 4 hours thanks to the clear and detailed instructions (fyi, it’s a fairly heavy piece at 100lb, so you may need assistance building and positioning it). My only complaint is that the box showed up in a bit of a rough condition from ups shipping, and some of the wood panels are slightly damaged so i’ll need to use a furniture marker to cover up the rough spots.

We have absolutely no storage in our bathroom and this cabinet is perfect. Doesn’t take up too much room, but it holds a lot of stuff. Simple instructions and easy to assemble. It is probably a good idea to put one of the adjustable shelves in place while attaching the bottom shelf, this will ensure that everything lines up. After i put everything together, something was off and my adjustable shelves would not fit. I ended up taking the bottom shelf off and readjusting. Of course the doors did not line up correctly, but every screw on the hinge has a purpose, you just have to play around with them. I actually enjoy putting things together, so a little challenge is ok. Overall, it is well made and quite sturdy.

Like so many things in the amazon reviews. Like so many things in the amazon reviews, disregard the nay-sayers. This is not like your custom-made cabinets, this is inexpensive and gets the job done. It looks nice, puts together suprisingly easy, and holds all my tube-radio equipment. Here are the specifications for the Sauder HomePlus Basic Storage Cabinet:

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  • Four adjustable shelves Framed panel doors Enclosed back panel has cord access
  • Purpose of use for Storage and Organization, free-standing-cabinets
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No mis-alignment for the doors. The biggest thing i worried about after reading the reviews was that people said the doors won’t align properly. I just assembled mine, the doors look perfectly aligned without any adjustments. There’s a small gap between when the doors are closed though, so you can see the shelves. It’s a bit odd but i’m not super bothered. I attached pictures of finished cabinet, hope it’s helpful. Overall it’s well worth the price.

So close to great but falls slightly short -. I have put together my fair share of bookcases and cabinets. For the most part you get what you pay for. I needed 2 cabinets for pantry type use in my dining room. In the photos these matched the style and colors already in use. The price was comparatively reasonable. You cant expect hardwood hand crafted pre assembled products at this price point but there is an expectation of quality. I was skeptical so i order 1 to do a trial run. Package came from a 3rd party supplier quickly. It was big and heavy but i managed.

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  • No mis-alignment for the doors!
  • Couldn’t be happier!
  • Very nice piece of furniture.with excellent instructions.

We got three of these cabinets to put in our dining room. We work from home and need loads of storage for our products, and wanted something that looked elegant but could also be installed with baby locks so our toddlers couldn’t get in them. These are so perfect for what we needed.Installation was not too difficult either, and we really loved the fact that the parts were separated in compartments and labeled. Made it very easy to find what we needed. The boxes were very heavy, i felt bad for our ups driver, but they are very sturdy shelves and are perfect for what we wanted.

So close to great but falls slightly short -. I have put together my fair share of bookcases and cabinets. For the most part you get what you pay for. I needed 2 cabinets for pantry type use in my dining room. In the photos these matched the style and colors already in use. The price was comparatively reasonable. You cant expect hardwood hand crafted pre assembled products at this price point but there is an expectation of quality. I was skeptical so i order 1 to do a trial run. Package came from a 3rd party supplier quickly. It was big and heavy but i managed.

Great for a stand alone pantry. Took about an hour to put together – need a hammer and a screwdriver. Did come with a damaged shelf, but fortunately where it is located it is unnoticeable. Doors are not soft close, but i knew that going in :). Also – the doors don’t line up just right. All that being said, it was worth the price.

It is a solid piece and well put together. The instructions are easy to follow and they way the parts are laid out really does make it fool proof. I think it says to put together with two people. But i had this together in about 70 minutes by myself and i would not call myself a flat pack expert, i have done a few in my time. I have posted pictures of the way i laid the parts out before i started. And also the finished item with my stuff in it. It hold a lot and i got some cabinet storage that fit perfectly in this cabinet. I also put the hinges on the cabinet first then put the doors on.

Great great great company nice looking product. . This thing had to have yellow caution stickers on the packaging from ups. It’s a good sturdy so far unit. I put it together on my own but if you have help i would suggest using it. For those who said that the door handles do not line up. I found i got them to when i turned one of them upside down and re screwed it in. They are even now, so make sure when you’re putting it together you have them facing the same direction. The box was tightly packed together.

We purchased this cabinet via amazon after searching the internet. The cabinet arrived earlier than promised, so we were happy about that. My adult daughter helped me put the cabinet together, and overall, it went ok. There were a few minor problems during assembly. The first is when we put the rear ‘feet’ together with the bracing. You have to tap a holder into one of the holes, and then you hand screw in the leveler. When tapping in the holder, part of the plastic foot broke off. It is in the back, and it didn’t effect the cabinet, so i didn’t worry about it. The second minor issue was discovered when we flipped the cabinet over to nail on the back cardboard.

Great great great company nice looking product. . This thing had to have yellow caution stickers on the packaging from ups. It’s a good sturdy so far unit. I put it together on my own but if you have help i would suggest using it. For those who said that the door handles do not line up. I found i got them to when i turned one of them upside down and re screwed it in. They are even now, so make sure when you’re putting it together you have them facing the same direction. The box was tightly packed together.

Love the size and they have worked well for us. We now own 2 of these cabinets. Love the size and they have worked well for us. The doors are the trickiest part to put together, but with a little adjusting of the screws as suggested in the instructions they fit great.

Love this cabinet, got to use as a pantry and it works perfect. I actually lit together all by myself, and used the recommendation of other reviewers to put the door hinges on the cabinet first. A little dificult getting the doors on, but overall went well.Loved that all the pre cut and drilled holes were matched up perfectly. Also love that it was a product made in the usa. Detailed instructions with pictures were very easy to follow. Definitely recommend this cabinet.

Theres a big gap between the doors. I don’t know if i installed it wrong or something. Some parts came chipped, but it’s in the inside and not noticeable. Took some time to put it together. I didn’t like the part when installing the feet, you need a long neck screw driver, long enough so you can reach to the end of the hole which is about 3 inches to screw it in, therefore you can’t use any screw drivers that has an obstructions like a socket or interchangeable head screw driver because it can’t fit in the hole. I bought this to use at a pantry for my kitchen and it’s been working great. It’s very heavy even though it’s not real wood. The color is just like the image on the computer and it matches my kitchen cabinets perfectly.

This is a high-quality piece of furniture and it is well packaged for shipping. I was nervous at the state it showed up in until i realized it was theadditional packaging around the box there to protect it during shipment that was damaged. I fall short of a five-star review because it was difficult to assemble. Not by the instruction but by how the pieces fit together. You need a lot of patience to get the doors to properly fit and don’t even get me started on the effort it takes to get the handles on without being loose. Once it is put together it is a great piece. Very aesthetically pleasing.

Bought this for my sister’s salon and she loves it. She’s able to hold all of her beauty products in this cabinet and then some.

Theres a big gap between the doors. I don’t know if i installed it wrong or something. Some parts came chipped, but it’s in the inside and not noticeable. Took some time to put it together. I didn’t like the part when installing the feet, you need a long neck screw driver, long enough so you can reach to the end of the hole which is about 3 inches to screw it in, therefore you can’t use any screw drivers that has an obstructions like a socket or interchangeable head screw driver because it can’t fit in the hole. I bought this to use at a pantry for my kitchen and it’s been working great. It’s very heavy even though it’s not real wood. The color is just like the image on the computer and it matches my kitchen cabinets perfectly.

Like a few others have said. Like a few others have said, we couldn’t get the doors to quite line up right. It drives my husband crazy that it’s not perfectly lined up, but it doesn’t bother me as much as him. I think part of the reason it doesn’t line up is because he had some trouble attached the top piece to the side pieces–one of the pieces just didn’t fit right. Otherwise i love the storage space it provides, but i do wish it was a little sturdier. All in all, i think it’s a fair product for the price and the size is right.

This cabinet is spacious and fairly nice looking. It was a bit of a challenge to fill ours up, and the room looks so much nicer now. Both doors open smoothly and line up fairly well. Like all composite wood furniture, this cabinet isn’t built to last the ages, but it is pretty sturdy. Ours did arrive with a cracked trim piece, but it’s still very functional and doesn’t look that bad.

Love this cabinet, got to use as a pantry and it works perfect. I actually lit together all by myself, and used the recommendation of other reviewers to put the door hinges on the cabinet first. A little dificult getting the doors on, but overall went well.Loved that all the pre cut and drilled holes were matched up perfectly. Also love that it was a product made in the usa. Detailed instructions with pictures were very easy to follow. Definitely recommend this cabinet.

Sauder Carson Forge Panel TV Stand : excellent product

Took me about 2 hours to assemble with the great instructions. If you identify the pieces out, and organize the hardware, sure helps to make it go smoothly. Make sure you follow the directions step by step. Rather easy to assemble, as others have said, putting the hinges and doors on was the hardest part. Beautiful piece of furniture, be aware that the washington cherry color looks more like med.

I really like our tv stand from sauder. I really like our tv stand from sauder. We have the forge-lift top coffee table (i have also written a review on this), and they match perfectly. Considering the price, it is good quality and so far has held up nicely. Unfortunately, it arrived with one of the boards broken, but my husband was able to use wood glue to fix it. It wasn’t a noticeable board, so not a big deal. There were also some scratches on the tv stand, which did bother me at first. They are nothing i notice going about my day though. I am marking it down a star for those reasons, but other than that i would recommend it.

Wow i really love it is so beautiful. Wow i really love it is so beautiful. My brother put it together for me. I lost my husband on june 21 so i decided to buy a few new things. The color is nice looking it was worth the money. Its sturdy and love the glass front it holds alot to. I never had a tv stand before my husband didnt like them but i love this one.

This entertainment center is very nice looking when put together. It was well packaged, with reinforced edges on the box, which i think saved it from being damaged as the box was beat up. The instructions are easy to follow if you’re familiar with sauder furniture, if not then assembly might be a little difficult. All the pieces were there and all the cut outs for the hardware lined up perfectly. The color is nice but i wouldn’t call it cherry, more like a mahogany. One thing i don’t like, which is never mentioned, is the depth just barely allows for a surround receiver to fit. They should have added a few more inches front to back. I hade to make a 14″x6″ cut out on the backing to accommodate the wires. Also, to get the receiver in, the door had to be removed.

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Sauder Carson Forge Panel TV Stand, Washington Cherry Finish

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  • Accommodates up to a 47″ TV weighing 95 pounds or less
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  • Adjustable shelf behind each framed safety-tempered glass door
  • Wrought iron style hardware and accents
  • Enclosed back panel with cord access
  • Accommodates up to a 47″ TV weighing 95 pounds or less
  • Divided, open shelving holds audio/video equipment
  • Adjustable shelf behind each framed safety-tempered glass door
  • Wrought iron style hardware and accents
  • Enclosed back panel with cord access
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Looks great in my home, great storage. I am loving my new tv stand by sauder. I chose the carson forge tv stand in the washington cherry color. This tv stand is great quality. I love the look of the wood grain, it’s the redish brown color with the darker blackish grain running through it. This tv stand accommodates our 60 inch flat screen tv perfectly. We have a sound bar that fits in front of it. On the first shelf which is open and no dividers we have our xbox one, the kinect and out set top cable box all right next to each other. Below behind the glass cabinet doors are 2 adjustable shelves. We have our games and dvd;s on the left side and some gaming accessories on the right side.

Thought i had reviewed this already, 3rd sauder piece i have gotten for the living room, well built, go it together ok, nice addition to the living room, much better than what we previously had.

Budget friendly, looks good. It’s hard to find real hardwood furniture at a reasonable cost – we sacrificed having hardwood for just having something and this worked out real nice. Got the matching coffee table too. Assembled both in about 2hrs. Use a screwgun on lowest torque setting. I will vent mine on the bottom shelf to keep electronics from over heating when the doors are closed. An xbox and an amp/receiver tend to heat up quickly without proper ventilation. So i guess that’s the only downfall?.

Took me about 2 hours to assemble with the great instructions. If you identify the pieces out, and organize the hardware, sure helps to make it go smoothly. Make sure you follow the directions step by step. Rather easy to assemble, as others have said, putting the hinges and doors on was the hardest part. Beautiful piece of furniture, be aware that the washington cherry color looks more like med.

Bought when moved in new apartment. Was not difficult to put together.

You get what you pay for, good value. . For the price, you can’t beat it. Be advised that the color is darker than what appears in the pictures. Some points to consider1) this thing is heavy particleboard. I put it together myself but i can also bench press 300 pounds. Those of low strength will definitely need some assistance. 2) make sure to identify all the parts and pieces before you put it together. You can’t pull a typical male macho “i don’t no directions man”. You have to follow the directions very carefully. 3) it will take some time to adjust the doors. It can be rather frustrating, be prepared for that. 5) it will take you about 2-4 hours to put it together. Don’t rush, as the veneer is very easily scratched if you get careless. 6) if you buy it expecting a stand that is of nc handmade furniture quality, you’re an idiot.

Lovely when built, door hinges are a pain. Everything seemed to be going fine until we started putting on the doors. The hinges were brutal to line up properly and not have the door “wiggle” up and down a little. Honestly, we were worried about stripping the screws because the pre-drilled holes weren’t deep enough to accommodate the screws supplied with the product so we had to deepen them before we could even attempt to put the hinges on, and even now there is a decent gap between the hinge side and wall side of the right door. We’re not going to play with it any further as we don’t want to incur unnecessary and irreparable damage. That aside, the design is very nice and it’s made of a durable wood product. I’d recommend this product insofar as the manufacturers consider redesigning the hinge mechanism. It’s more aggravating than its worth in that instance, but i do love how it looks now that it’s built.

The size is perfect for my 40″ tv and my living room. The size is perfect for my 40″ tv and my living room. I have 3 devices (cable box, streaming media box, dvd player) that all fit on the open shelf. Assembly was a little time-consuming, as is assembling furniture in general, but wasn’t difficult, as the instructions are clear and illustrated well. This is the 4th piece of sauder carson washington cherry finish furniture i bought, and i’m as satisfied with it as the other 3 pieces.

This is a great item for the price. This is a great item for the price. I needed some inexpensive furniture for my apartment. It was a little bit of a pain in the butt to put it together however that’s what you get when you order furniture that needs to be put together.

Easy assembly, although a bit time consuming. Total construction time was 2. 5 hours, mostly due to me working alone. It will go faster if you have a helper. As others have mentioned – do yourself a favor and open all the screws, fasteners, etc and sort them into individual tupperware containers as step 1. Aesthetically, it looks fine, especially considering it’s flat-pack furniture. I ended up needing to cut a venting hole in the back because the cabinets trap a lot of heat. That’s true for any closed cabinet furniture, so i don’t consider it a negative for this specific cabinet.

If you’re looking for a piece of solid wood furniture this is not for you. It is made of particle board. But having said that, it is a really nice piece of furniture for the price. I spent many months looking for living room furniture was of the craftsman style, which i consider this to be. Anything made of real wood is a definite work of art and close to if not over $1800. This stand works well for me. It wasn’t super easy to put together but if you read the instructions closely it can be done. I’m a 65 year old woman and was able to put it entirely together by myself. The only mishap i had is that one of the hinges for one door was frozen and would not work.

This is an attractive tv stand. I don’t think it looks like real wood grain when you get close, but for the price you can’t complain. It is darker than it appears in the photo. It took my husband and 12 year old grandson (the lego king), about 2 hours to put together. They had a good time doing it. It’ s helpful to assemble it on a table they said. That way you avoid the knee and back pain that you get when you do it on the floor. It fits our 40 inch tv nicely with a few inches to spare.

Best choice for consumer assembled furniture. Sauder has the art of consumer assembled furniture down to a science. They have the best written instructions i’ve ever seen accompany a consumer product. Everything is accurately predrilled and well thought out. When you are done, you have a beautiful piece of furniture. If you need some nice furniture at a reasonable cost, this the way to go.

Wow i really love it is so beautiful. Wow i really love it is so beautiful. My brother put it together for me. I lost my husband on june 21 so i decided to buy a few new things. The color is nice looking it was worth the money. Its sturdy and love the glass front it holds alot to. I never had a tv stand before my husband didnt like them but i love this one.

Nice piece of furniture, attractive and functional, perfect for our needs. Packaged well, easy to assemble and accurately made – every single hole and attachment point aligned exactly. Would recommend this seller.

Very good product, excellent directions, less -than -adequate packaging. The tv stand looks very nice and is well made. It took about three hours to assemble, not counting a half-hour lunch break. It helped to read over the entire directions first, get everything laid out and all parts accounted for, then proceed slowly and carefully. My one complaint has to do with its packaging: the top of the stand defines the size of the packaging. This piece is on the bottom of the box and is the last piece to be removed. Unfortunately someone had set the box down hard on its side, or dropped it on its side, damaging the front edge (of course) of the top. At that point in the process there was no way i was going to repackage the whole thing and try to send it back (all 86 pounds of it). We were able to disguise the damage fairly well with a dark brown sharpie (permanent marker). The casual observer will not notice the damage unless we call it to his/her attention.

I was very impressed with the accuracy of the cuts and predrilled holes and overall fit of this stand. It did take about an hour to put together but only because i was watching the how to video and taking time to make it perfect. Maybe i was just lucky but i didn’t even have to adjust the doors when it was complete. They fit perfectly with exact 1/8′ gaps all around. I have to hand it to sauder on this one for fit, looks and strength.

Bought when moved in new apartment. Was not difficult to put together.

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.

Sauder Palladia Library, Heavy, labels missing but not hard to asemble

Each one dinged up from shipping, about 4-5 hr to assemble. I bought three of these which took about 4-5 hours each to assemble. Every one of them had some kind of shipping ‘ding’ in it and once you get it all out of the box trying to return is a hassle. I don’t like the top piece which covers the top 3. 5 inches of your books making it difficult to remove them. They do look nice, but plan on buying stain to cover the dings.

This bookshelf unit is not super high-end, but it is not priced that way either. It is a good product for the money, solid and nice-looking. It matches the other sauder palladia products well. The unit arrived with some shipping damage, but amazon got this squared away with a replacement swap quickly. My wife is happy, so i am pleased.

This bookshelf is quite beautiful. It is very heavy and sturdy. As other commenters pointed out, we did also have one broken piece. It was one of the rounded decorative moldings, so i was able to finish putting the piece together and now waiting for the replacement part to arrive. Called sauder and they were wonderful. Glad i had read reviews and knew that other people had been successful with this. 5 hours for me to put this together by myself, but i am pretty good at putting this kind of stuff together.

Key specs for Sauder Palladia Library with Doors, Select Cherry:

  • Three adjustable shelves
  • Hidden storage behind doors
  • Enclosed back panel has cord access
  • Quick and easy assembly with patented slide-on moldings
  • Assembled measurements are 29.375 Inch wide by 13.875 Inch deep by 71.875 Inch tall; limited 5-year manufacturer warranty
  • Three adjustable shelves
  • Hidden storage behind doors
  • Enclosed back panel has cord access
  • Quick and easy assembly with patented slide-on moldings
  • Assembled measurements are 29.375 Inch wide by 13.875 Inch deep by 71.875 Inch tall; limited 5-year manufacturer warranty
  • This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information.

Comments from buyers

“Each one dinged up from shipping, about 4-5 hr to assemble, Extremely nice library bookcase, Very nice bookcase”

This bookshelf is quite beautiful. It is very heavy and sturdy. As other commenters pointed out, we did also have one broken piece. It was one of the rounded decorative moldings, so i was able to finish putting the piece together and now waiting for the replacement part to arrive. Called sauder and they were wonderful. Glad i had read reviews and knew that other people had been successful with this. 5 hours for me to put this together by myself, but i am pretty good at putting this kind of stuff together.

Just like the picture and perfect for our office. The unit took a couple of hours to assemble, but we love the way it looks.

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Extremely nice library bookcase. Purchased 4 of these units to make a library wall. Extremely well made; all the holes were in the right places and the right size, all hardware was supplied and of good quality. They take a while to assemble, but the instructions are good, and the hole placements in the parts keep you from possibly mistaking one part for another, during assembly they are very heavy. Strongly recommend fastening to the wall with hardware supplied, as it they tipped; not a good thing.

Cherry color is dark, more like mahogany. The instructions were pretty good and everything matched up and fit well. No trees were damaged in the making of this product. But a comparable product made out of real wood is close to ten times the price.

This bookshelf unit is not super high-end, but it is not priced that way either. It is a good product for the money, solid and nice-looking. It matches the other sauder palladia products well. The unit arrived with some shipping damage, but amazon got this squared away with a replacement swap quickly. My wife is happy, so i am pleased.

Just like the picture and perfect for our office. The unit took a couple of hours to assemble, but we love the way it looks.

Heavy, labels missing but not hard to asemble. As many reviewers mentioned, the package for pretty heavy. But the individual pieces were brittle. While arranging the pieces for assembling, two pieces collided with each other and one of them got chipped. Many pieces were missing labels, but the pictures on the assembling instructions were helpful in the guessing game. The pieces stuck to each other very well and the final product looked so professional. I might buy again from this manufacturer.

Extremely nice library bookcase. Purchased 4 of these units to make a library wall. Extremely well made; all the holes were in the right places and the right size, all hardware was supplied and of good quality. They take a while to assemble, but the instructions are good, and the hole placements in the parts keep you from possibly mistaking one part for another, during assembly they are very heavy. Strongly recommend fastening to the wall with hardware supplied, as it they tipped; not a good thing.

Heavy, labels missing but not hard to asemble. As many reviewers mentioned, the package for pretty heavy. But the individual pieces were brittle. While arranging the pieces for assembling, two pieces collided with each other and one of them got chipped. Many pieces were missing labels, but the pictures on the assembling instructions were helpful in the guessing game. The pieces stuck to each other very well and the final product looked so professional. I might buy again from this manufacturer.

Each one dinged up from shipping, about 4-5 hr to assemble. I bought three of these which took about 4-5 hours each to assemble. Every one of them had some kind of shipping ‘ding’ in it and once you get it all out of the box trying to return is a hassle. I don’t like the top piece which covers the top 3. 5 inches of your books making it difficult to remove them. They do look nice, but plan on buying stain to cover the dings.

Of these for both sides of my bed and love them. They put together easily and are very. I bought two of these for both sides of my bed and love them. They put together easily and are very sturdy. I store all my albums in the cabinets and all books on the shelves. There are different height adjustments too. The doors close nicely after you adjust their levels.

Cherry color is dark, more like mahogany. The instructions were pretty good and everything matched up and fit well. No trees were damaged in the making of this product. But a comparable product made out of real wood is close to ten times the price.

The bookcase looks really nice. I didn’t have any scratched pieces. Assembling the unit took about three hours (by myself). Most of the pieces were not labeled, which made it take longer to put together. The only thing i don’t like is the fold seam down the middle of the back panel. Once i get my books on the shelves, you shouldn’t be able to see it as much though. The shelves sit on small pegs that can easily be moved up or down.

The bookcase looks really nice. I didn’t have any scratched pieces. Assembling the unit took about three hours (by myself). Most of the pieces were not labeled, which made it take longer to put together. The only thing i don’t like is the fold seam down the middle of the back panel. Once i get my books on the shelves, you shouldn’t be able to see it as much though. The shelves sit on small pegs that can easily be moved up or down.

Of these for both sides of my bed and love them. They put together easily and are very. I bought two of these for both sides of my bed and love them. They put together easily and are very sturdy. I store all my albums in the cabinets and all books on the shelves. There are different height adjustments too. The doors close nicely after you adjust their levels.