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1 review | 3 out of 5
I guess you could say a dresser made out of paper was "•100 percent New Zealand sustainable Pine Wood" too, because paper is made out of wood. This dresser is not that bad, but it is also not solid wood which is what I was expecting from that description. The top, drawer fronts, drawer sides, drawer backs, the cabinet door, and the "frame" (legs and crossbraces) are all solid wood. The entire dresser sides and divider between the drawers and cabinet are mdf (or whatever the heavier pressed wood is called that has larger chunks of wood in it). The shelves are made of the kind of particle board that is heavy, but also mutates and bubbles the second a drop of water touches it, and the drawer bottoms and back of the dresser are made of the particle board that is just one grade above cardboard for thickness and one grade below for brittleness.
All of that said, the dresser was fairly easy to put together at 7.5 months pregnant, the drawers are flush without gaps and slide perfectly, it is big enough to be useful for smaller baby and toddler clothes, and it feels sturdy enough for a few years use (except maybe the drawer bottoms-why do they insistent on making drawer bottoms out of this junk?).
In the end I was pretty disappointed that this wasn't solid wood, but it was too much trouble to return it when it is basicallly the same as all the other dresser options at this price point. If I had it to do over again, I would have probably bought a Canwood product to go with the Canwood twin bed we got, but FYI, the cherry colors match well.