I received the dresser today and put together immediately I was so excited! I did alot of research and read many reviews before selecting this dresser. I am completely happy with my purchase, and it goes perfectly with our crib (Graco - Sarah Classic 4-1 Convertible Crib, Espresso), as well as our glider (Storkcraft - Bowback Glider Rocker and Ottoman Espresso Finish, Beige Cushions) which were all purchased through www.walmart.com .
I chose this dresser for the reason that it was longer so there would be plenty of room on top for our changing pad as well as changing necessities within easy reach where I wouldn't have to constantly bend down and search for what I needed. The cabinet has ample storage room for diapers, wipes, and many other things. I currently have 3 packs of newborn diapers, a super pack and a half of wipes, and that's just on the top shelf (there's a top shelf and bottom shelf...and height adjustable to your needs) in the cabinet. The drawers are a good size, move in and out of the dresser well on their tracks.
Other reviews were right on when saying that it takes awhile to put together. I'm 26 weeks pregnant and put it together, by myself, in about 3 hours...and that was just taking my time with it, while taking a few breaks as well. There are ALOT of pieces (which I think is better, less probability of parts getting damaged during shipping), and the instructions are just pictures, no worded instructions. Which, in my opinion, putting words to it wouldn't help much anyways. The only issue I had with this was the 4 tabs that are for the support of the shelf in the cabinet do not look like the picture, which was easy to figure out, of course I didn't know which way to put them in, but was easily fixable. I would honestly do that step almost last, because once you hammer them into place, they are hard to twist or turn after set. There were a few minor scratches, but barely visible. The quality is what you pay for, and when buying for a child, it's inevitable that it will get banged up after time. Our philosophy was to buy something of decent quality for a great price, and if we have to replace it later, then oh well, at least we didn't spend a fortune on it to begin with because it's FOR A CHILD! And a baby boy at that! :)
GREAT ADVICE: When putting the backboard piece onto the dresser, put the screws in at an angle! If you put them in straight, you'll risk the board cracking because the screws are really too big to be putting into that board. Especially on the middle board between the drawers and the cabinet, as the backboards should overlap for the holes to be in the middle of the board, but they did not. You'd be better off buying some tack nails and using those, but the backboard may not stay attached as well as it would with the screws. I did not use all of the screws supplied for this task because I worried if I used them all I would do more damage.
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