Top critical review
Cheap soft wood, poor build design and zero quality control - Avoid.
3 December 2017
First impressions were that this was going to look good and be good quality, hence the purchase.
looks nice and sizeable. Thats pretty much it.
Instruction leaflet can be confusing at times. You really need to pay attention to the direction and specific details and not just the numbered and lettered items otherwise your tv unit will go wrong very quiickly. You dont want this to happen for a number of reasons.
The build design could be better. its obvious the aim was to use wood and screws, and nothing else. This is not an issue for me however you will see that the angle of the screws going into the wood joints is often tricky to get straight.
The wood itself is very soft wood. You'll be tempted to use a power driver, dont do this as you will split or damage the wood very easily. And on the subject of the quality of the qood it is clear in my case there was very little quality control. If you look at my picture of the drawer side you will see the wood is literally wafer thin and rotted. Since there is a screw placement direct on this rot then this drawer will not last very long. In fact if you put any pressure on this wood it will crumble like a biscuit.
When building the unit i would suggest a small 5inch philips screwdriver, there are some parts where a longer screwdriver will simply not fit. You will also need to build the drawers on a flat surface in order to get the screws tight and straight otherwise the drawer base grooves will not line up. This is not clear in the instructions and again due to the soft wood if you get this wrong then product will be a lost cause.
Overall for £50 I expected far better quality a product. it is very substandard and disappointing however its already been opened and built so lets see how long it lasts. Very soft cheap wood, not a great build design and poor quality control. If I checked every single piece of wood when I opened the package then it would have been going straight back. If I were you then I would save my money and get a better quality product.