First of all, I need to comment that Walmart removed alot of the reviews for this dresser. There were some 1 and 2 star reviews, and they have all but disappeared. I wish I had read them before I bought this. For the price, this dresser is not worth it to me. For 1-2 hundred more dollars you would probably be able to find real wood furniture, and already assembled. Yes, the specifications state real wood and "veneers". Trust me, there are alot of veneers - and not in the places you would like them. Like the top and sides. Yes, from a distance it looks like real wood. But the way it's jimmy rigged together with dowels and plastic pins for the top is just not what you would expect for a $399 piece of furniture. Secondly I would like to state some tips to save some people from the nightmare of putting this thing together (seriously I would prefer screws to these brackets). The brackets do NOT go in easy. They need to be hammered till you are blue in the face. Use a rubber mallet, and make use of the hammering block on top of that. The side panels are layers of wood & then veneer and they are fragile even with the mallet. I suggest you spray the brackets with some WD-40 before putting the bracket parts together (something I didn't think of till the 2nd dresser was assembled). I also suggest that you glue the dove tails on the drawers and THEN use the "rubber" nails. A drawer pinned in place with just one nail in each corner just doesn't cut it for me. If you ever plan on moving with this furniture, I suggest you think about how you want to put together the top. You may or may not want to glue that too. I'm not an expert, but we decided not to glue it, and will wait to do that once we move, so that the top is removable, since it may not be quite stable even with glue. And yes, these arrived with gouges to the top which no way could have happened during shipping, and mfg. chose to place that inspection sticker on it regardless. Incidently, they placed honking PAPER labels on the finished wood - I would think they would break down and pay a few cents extra and use rubber/latex labels - it took forever to remove with a fingernail (anything else will cause scratches!). We bought the tall dresser as well, and were planning on buying the end tables, but at second thought will not. Because the surface gets heavy use on a night stand and I don't trust it to not get scratched - which this will easy enough. Ok, I've said my peace and hope that walmart does the right thing and approves this review.
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