It is a good style and design. Thankfully, I have been a carpenter for 15 years. The instructions are very vague, and do not cover some important details. Also, much of the wood was poor quality that was warped, pre-drilled incorrectly, split, or had a very rough finish. Most of that is on the inside or out of sight, so it does not effect the overall appearance much. I can tell that the wood was not sanded at all before they applied the finish. You can see the mill marks and the grain is rough. The dark color and tinted varnish hides much of it. However, when I was wiping it down after assembly, I realized that it is too rough for paper towels. Little pieces of paper towel, and even thread from a cloth get stuck everywhere in the rough grain.
It is made in Vietnam. I would calculate that it would cost no more than $50 to have made it with a better finish, which I would have gladly paid.
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