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Believe me, there is nothing worse than a sagging bottom
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2018
If when you enter a room, non animate screwdrivers attack you, or if you have previously constructed flat-pack furniture and the result was terrifying and you discovered a new shape previously unknown to geometry..step away from the keyboard now and take up country dancing instead. If you are still here, have a couple of screwdrivers, a hammer and need a chest of drawers, then read on: The box this item arrives in is surprisingly small and surprisingly heavy too. The contents are well wrapped / protected and a bonus is that all screws / dowels / other bits are in individual bags marked with a letter to designate which ones they are. All other components (hunks of wood) are similarly labelled.
Having previously built a fair number of bits of flat-pack furniture, I have developed my own PRS (profanity rating system), to evaluate the complication / frustration of putting flat-pack furniture together based on the number of times I swear during construction. This chest of drawers caused very little swearing until the very end! The instructions are fairly easy to understand and the various parts easily fit together as they should. It took me about 2 hrs to build, with the odd glass of scotch and a short interval chasing the dog, when she decided to steal a bag of dowels.
The Chest when built looks excellent and seems robust. Beneath each drawer is a piece of wood that prevents the bottom of the drawer from sagging. Believe me, there is nothing worse than a sagging bottom. The drawer runners slide like silk. So what made me swear?? A number of Phillips screw heads are visible following construction and there should be some black plastic disks that cover the heads. They were not in the box (I checked several times), so I will need to try to get some from the manufacturer :-(
Anyway, if you have a bit of time (know which end of a screwdriver is which, can drive a hammer) and like me are too tight to pay for a ready made chest of drawers, this one is probably for you.