|Item Weight||64 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||43.1 x 19.4 x 19 inches|
|Item model number||414444|
|Assembled Height||18.976 inches|
|Assembled Width||19.449 inches|
|Assembled Length||43.15 inches|
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Sauder Carson Forge Lift-Top Coffee Table, Washington Cherry Finish
|Price:||$114.21 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Hidden storage beneath top
- Finished on all sides
- Top lifts up and forward
- Hidden storage beneath top
- Open shelves for additional storage and display
- Wrought iron style hardware and accents
- Finished on all sides for versatile placement
- This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information.
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Add some unique style and functionality to your home with this lift-top coffee table from the Carson Forge collection. The top lifts up and forward creating a multipurpose work surface so you can browse online or eat dinner while relaxing on your couch. Other features include hidden storage beneath the top and open shelves for storing blankets, board games or knick-knacks. This coffee table is finished on all sides in Washington Cherry and paired with wrought iron style accents, making it the perfect statement piece in any room.
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Assembly is straightforward but time-consuming. All of the components are labeled, and the instructional manual is excellent. The only really challenging part was sliding on the thin veneers meant to add decorative complexity to the design (you can see one along the bottom of the left side panel in the picture). Those require some patience. Beyond that, as long as you have a second person and you take your time, the table can be comfortably assembled in two and a half hours. Give yourself plenty of room and plenty of light.
Once assembled, the table is beautiful and extremely solid. It even has a hidden fifth leg in the center to add more strength to the design, and I suspect it needs it. This is a very heavy coffee table, much heavier than it looks.
The top, however, raises effortlessly and makes for a perfect workspace while you're sitting on the sofa. For some reason, Amazon does not have photos of what the top looks like when raised. It essentially becomes a raised desk, and I would encourage you to search for a few images of the expanded coffee table on the Internet. I will attach one as well.
Even if you never use it as a desk, the table itself looks beautiful, and is a solid, practical piece with a decent amount of internal storage. In addition, the feet (so far) don't seem to scuff our hardwood floor. I would caution that the edges of the top are a little sharper than I might like, especially if you have little ones running around.
The parts are well machined and the instructions are excellent. Do not even attempt to assemble this without following the instructions page by page. Be sure you've got all parts needed for a step (they are itemized and you even get a to-size picture of the screws and such). Adjust your attitude so you're thinking you are having a great building adventure and not that you've got to put the *@^#! thing together and you'll be happier. Know that this line of Sauder's furniture is much higher quality than that cheapie stuff you've almost lost your mind over in the past.
1. Assemble the sides. Feel good. Take a break.
2. Assemble the base up through the bumpers in the top. (My experience here: the moldings were hard to put on by myself. Be sure the screws are screwed down far enough so the screws do not pop out of the tracks when you slide the moldings on.) Feel good. Set your table up where you think you want it and take a good long break. I waited until the next day, and after #3 I'm sure glad I did.
3. Tackle the hardest part: affixing the tabletop. (My experience: it says to have help. I didn't. I used an appropriately sized box to hold the tabletop up high enough so I could work on getting the screws aligned with their holes. The first time I did it, I started putting on the tabletop backwards, and it's easy to screw up, so be careful here. It's aggravating enough to do this step without having to undo and redo it.) If I had it to do again, I would have put on the cam covers before I put on the tabletop, because they really need to be tapped with a hammer and that's hard to do when the tabletop is on. Guidance on doing this is the only thing I can think of that would be an improvement over the existing assembly instructions.
Two things that will make your job go much more smoothly: a magnetic-head #2 Phillips screwdriver and a small flashlight. One thing I used that you should skip if at all possible: an at-turns curious and whining puppy who insists on climbing on your back while you're trying to put the tabletop on...unless you want to add a good hour or more to the task.
I LOVE the table. It is a very efficient use of space. It gives me a coffee table in the living room plus a desk I can use with an office chair we use for extra LR seating or, alternatively, use at the sofa (but the office chair arrangement is more ergonomic). It has good deep storage in the top (15.5"x37"x5") that you can hide when company comes over plus room for books or what-not on the open shelves. The tallest book you can stand up underneath is 8.5", and most of the ones I use are 6x9s; had there been just a half inch more height on the lower shelves, it would have been absolutely perfect for my needs. But it's still pretty darned great. It would have gotten five stars had I not had to wait for hardware.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: READ THIS TOO.
This is an incomplete review because, after spending a half hour doing a painstaking inventory of all the parts and pieces, I discovered I was missing a washer and a screw. I went to the Sauder web site to report the problem, and ordering the replacement parts was straightforward. An easy-to-use specification form followed this intro:
"At Sauder, our furniture business revolves around understanding and addressing our customers' needs. With this in mind, we realize that occasionally mistakes are made. And that is why each new piece of Sauder furniture includes a limited warranty that covers the replacement of furniture components which may be missing or defective."
So I take that to mean I will not be charged for the shipment of the two missing parts.
Another important reason for doing an inventory is to ensure none of the parts are damaged. Saunder cautions not to assemble the table until you've determined there is no damage. Of course, until I receive the washer and screw, I'm not going to start assembling this table, so I have no way of knowing if the drilled holes are done properly, but the finish was fine and there was no damage to the pieces that would mar the look of the table. The veneer finish is very attractive and, once assembled, I doubt this will look like a pressed-wood product.
I am leaving my rating at four stars until I get more into the assembly process. If they ship out the parts promptly so I don't have to wait long, I won't mark off for that. However, if you have a similar experience to mine, with something missing, be aware there is really no point registering your product until you put it together because many of the registration questions address assembly experience.