Although the wood finish on the main pieces was very nice, the assembly was very difficult due to poor workmanship. The screw holes weren't drilled straight making it very difficult to screw in the screws. Many of the screws were made of a soft metal, so it stripped the screw heads to try to turn them in. I had to use some of my own screws to attach hardware. Also, the screw holes for attaching the latch were in the wrong place, and the latch didn't work as a result. I widened one of the holes so that the latch hardware could be positioned so that it would close, but this means that the screw in that hole isn't as tight as it should be. The bolts that required the use of an Allen wrench to secure them to barrel nuts within the boards were poorly made. Some of them barely had an indentation for the Allen wrench, so I kept slipping off the heads making this a tedious process. The last of these bolts that I needed to tighten had NO indentation at all. Since it couldn't be "fully tightened", the crib was a bit shaky on that end, so I had to find a bolt locally that would work, but it wasn't exactly the same. I know that I could have tried to take everything apart and return it, but it was so much work to unpack it and put it together, I just didn't want to add to my grief. I know it would have taken a lot of time to disassemble it and repack it, so I kept it. I think it is ok for the infrequent use that it will have when my grandchild visits, but I wish I had paid more and gotten better.
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