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Lots of assembly required, but looks nice when built
on November 9, 2010
We bought this baby center because the other wooden toy furniture we have (shop and kitchen) look nicer and hold up better than the cheaper plastic toys. I've assembled many pieces of adult and kid furniture before and this was by far the most complex I've done, the much larger kidkraft kitchen we have was a lot simpler than this. In all it took about two hours to assemble, and that was using a power screwdriver for all the screws.
- Despite all the screws/bolts involved, everything did fit together easily, including the doors which are hung with 6 screws on each.
- Once assembled it is very sturdy, other than two small areas that are cracked it looks great (see cons).
- Target's 90 day return policy. If you have an issue with one part your local store might open up another box and swap it for you. If not, then it's not too big to return in store, although I don't think I would have been able to repack everything in the box.
- $20 off on sale in store, I was also able to use a coupon that gave us a $5 giftcard when spending over $50 on toys.
- It was missing all the cam bolts, luckily my local store opened another box for me and exchanged the hardware pack.
- When two of the cam nuts were tightened, the white laminate underneath the seat cracked. It doesn't look too bad, but I may need to disguise it with something.
- Some of the cam nuts that have to be tightened are very hard to reach with a screwdriver.
- With other furniture that used cam bolts they always reach a point where you can't screw them in any more, but that wasn't the case with these, so it was hard to know when to stop screwing.
- Some of the last assembly steps really need 2 people.
- Almost 2 hours to assemble.
For the price we paid it's a nice wooden toy, and I'd have given it 5 stars if it hadn't cracked in a couple of places.