Top positive review
Great for the price
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2015
This was a great buy for us. My husband has been piling his clothes on the dresser for as long as I can remember which is why I finally purchased a valet. It seemed a little fru-fru to him at first, but he's been using it, and now I think he's fixed! He's even using it for his jewelry, so the dresser is totally clear!
The wood is nice and smooth, and the color is rich. Mine didn't have any blemishes, scratches, or cracks. All the parts needed for assembly were included.
The pictures included on the project page give a good representation of the item. I just added a couple of shots with a tape measure for perspective.
It was very simple to put together. I did it by myself at about 1am on Xmas morning to do the surprise under the tree thing. I was able to get it put together in about 20 minutes without disturbing the sleeping hubby.
The only "eh" moment I had is that the pants hanger bar seems a bit wobbly, and if I had a light rubber mallet I might tap it in a little harder.
Two other possible "eh" moments that I am not bothered by but might be a concern for others:
1. The tie pegs are a little low for his ties. The tie hangs long enough puddle on the bottom of the stand. Solution would be just to wrap the tie around a bit. In our case, he doesn't wear ties that often, so it's not a concern. I did add a pic of this for example.
2. The product description is inconsistent. In one place it says "3 prong surge protector" and in another place it says "built-in 2 prong power extension cord" I received a 2 prong extension cord. I would not say it is "built in." There is a hole so you can feed the cord through the top compartment. So far he has not used the cord for anything. It isn't even plugged in. The compartment is too small to hold the extension cord outlet, + the phone cord, and the phone. That doesn't really matter to him because the valet sits next to our dresser, and he charges his phone at his nightstand, so no loss, but others might not like that.
None of these "eh" thoughts make us like the valet less, so I still gave it full stars.