Top critical review
All right for the price, I suppose.
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2011
We purchased the Kyoto Wardrobe Valet in Mahogany which had to be assembled. Unfortunately, there was a problem in manufacturing - the base could only be attached upside down b/c the screw holes were in the wrong place. When assembled, the holes are visible on the top of the base. I contacted the seller who shipped a replacement part, but by then, my husband didn't want to dis- and reassemble it. Another problem we found with the craftsmanship is that the end of the metal bar in front of the tray (where you slide your trousers over to keep them neat-looking) has a rough, unprotected end on it. You'll need to be very careful sliding your pants over it or it's possible that you might cut your hand, tear your trousers, or both. An easy remedy would be to file it smooth, cover the end w/ tape (a bit unsightly), or see if your local hardware store has a little rubber "cap" which would slide over the end. If you purchase this (there aren't many other options available in this price range), I recommend that you take the metal rod to the hardware store before assembling, b/c you're certainly not going to want to drag the whole thing in once you've put it together.
However, it serves the purpose of holding my husband's keys, cell phone, wallet, etc when he empties his pockets at night. I like the design, overall, and it doesn't take up much space. It's sturdy enough for its intended purpose and fairly attractive looking in spite of our base being on upside down.