Prepac Wide Hall Tree - 2 Shaker Doors - Espresso is rated
Rated 4 out of
Bought this about a month ago for storage by our front door. Fits perfectly and looks great. Set up was fairly quick and easy as me and my husband did it together.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 3 out of
I love it and it looks nice, but isn't durable.
I love this style of hall tree, and the colour is a rich dark brown. Most of the materials seem well-made, with a couple caveats. The finish actually scratches really easy, so even putting it together gently caused some marks. Screwing some of the connecting screws into the pre-drilled holes also caused the finish to chip a little. The backing piece folds into 3, and when I unfolded it and nailed it to the frame, only one of the creases sits completely flush/invisible. You can see a faint, light-coloured crease on one side.
The cupboards on the bottom are okay, they were easy to attach - actually all the directions were really easy to follow! - but the doors don't come with cushions to prevent a really loud SMACK sound when they close - so you'll have to buy and affix those yourself to make it less obnoxious. Before starting I sorted all the wooden pieces and put sticky notes on them with the part numbers so I could make sure I had all the right ones - maybe some pre-applied and easily removeable stickers would help? Anyways, I ended up having two of one part (that I only needed one of) and none of a different one. The instructions come with contact info for the manufacturer, not Lowe's, so I called them and they sent out the new part right away. I had it within 4 days, which is faster than Lowe's shipped me the box originally!
The bottom crenel (thin, curved piece that sits right between the two front legs) thing is only attached on either end, there's nothing to keep it in place along the middle, and it's actually quite loose/flexible. Don't really foresee a problem until whenever I move and if someone grabs that while trying to lift, it will for sure break. Also thought to consider - after assembling and when moving it, it's definitely going to have to be wrapped in a blanket or protector cloth because the finish scrapes off so easily as I already said. If you have kids that destroy your furniture or pets that like to scratch/bite random things, this is probably not for you unless you don't mind all the scratches.
Lastly, the 4 coat hangers have two screws each. The top one was really easy to screw in, but the bottom one was almost impossible to tighten all the way using my regular short screw driver. Bit of a pain, but not the end of the world.
In the end, this is a good, stable feeling piece of furniture and I love the look of it, so I'm happy enough.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of
Panels are not solid-very thin, the surface can easily be scratched, poor quality
Date published: 2019-02-19