I purchased this combo dresser because I thought it was attractive, well priced, and practical. I liked the idea of having a changing table that could transition to a dresser when my child was older since it didn't look as much like a changing table as some other models.
I put it together without too many difficulties, although there were a few pre-bored holes that were not correctly lined up, which forced me to having to drill my own holes. Additionally, I found that because this dresser is largely pressboard with a veneer finish, that the screws didn't always hold as tightly as they should. I wasn't overly concerned about it at the time because the dresser was so attractive, but now having used it for 10 months, I wish that I would have put my money towards a solid wood dresser, even if it would have been more expensive.
Much to my disappointment and frustration, the screws holding the drawer railings and those holding the hinge for the cubby door often come loose making it impossible to properly shut the drawers/door without tightening them again. To compound the problem, many of the screws holes have already been stripped from repeating tightening, which has forced me to utilize glue to get them to stay. The problems I've had with the drawer railings have also resulted in damage to the wheels which allow the drawers to shut properly. As a result, I've had to use soap or other lubricants to grease the railings just so the drawers close.
Needless to say, I am doubtful that this piece of furniture will last long enough for us to use it in the nursery for our second/third child, let alone make the transition primarily from a changing table to a dresser for our son when he is older. I know it is tempting to by presswood furniture because hardwood furniture is so expensive, but if you want to get any kind of long term use from a dresser combo, this is NOT the dresser for you!
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