Overall the product seems well constructed from solid wood and was easy to assemble. The slots for pierced earrings do not fit all earing backings. The wood is too thick to connect rear posts.
I had so much trouble putting this item together. The pieces that I do have together are wobbly. I'm seriously starting to doubt whether this is sturdy enough. On a good note, it's a very pretty piece of furniture with ample room inside for all my jewelry!
Package was damaged when received but fix able
The sales lady was very nice. When the item was delivered the wood was split and the small screws were pulled through. I had to return my product. This made for a sad Christmas morning.
Upon delivery I noticed multiple fractures and a chip in the wood, but we put it together, hoping it'd be okay. Once together it was clear the fractures would only get worse with use, so we had to return it (and drive to two different malls, since Sears website said it was in stock at a mall that doesn't even have a Sears!). In addition to a chip on the stand, there was a fracture on the corner of the ring holder, as well as a large one on the door. This could normally be blamed on shipping (the box was pretty damaged after all), but the insert that holds in the mirror turned out to be far too wide to actually insert properly on the hinge side, so none of the screws were even connected. This resulted in the mirror wobbling and the exterior fracture from pressure being placed on it, and this probably messed up the inside also. This would have been avoided if it was put together with pieces that fit properly.
With the second one, one of the metal pieces involved in putting it together was fractured. My husband spent an hour or two trying to put it together, despite his experience with this piece and limited parts involved (It's the base, 2 side pieces, 1 connecting piece, 2 pieces that tilt it, and the preassembled jewelry holder/mirror), because of this broken part that would not allow it to be assembled. After applying a ton of pressure with tools to make it the right size as if the fracture wasn't there, he got it together, but we were very close to having to make a second exchange due to broken parts. Also one of the necklace bars had come unscrewed (if it had been screwed in to begin with) and needed to be reattached. The ring things are glued in place, and placing a wide ring in there will tear it apart. The second armoire's were all glued in at an obvious angle.
It it is a heavier piece than expected, which you'd expect would indicate quality, but clearly this is not so. It's kind of a mid-brown; it will not be a close match espresso furniture. The heavy door means having to be pretty careful when opening and closing it, as it makes it wobble, and I fear the hinges/"wood" breaking, since it is obviously fragile. The **** on it looks dated with color and finish and should be replaced. There are three screw spots on the side so you can choose where you want it to tilt, but it's meant to be permanent. You can change it, but it's not something you'd do as you're using it, as you need two people.
I don't have that much jewelry, but there were surprisingly not enough hooks for my necklaces or spots for my earrings. I had sold my standard jewelry armoire, because I wanted a mirrored one, but I didn't expect it would hold so much less. The mirrored side is a waste of space; it should have more hooks like most others do. I had to put some of my posts in the spot for rings, since there is such a large space for rings. I only found one other decent cheval jewelry mirror that holds more of both necklaces and earrings though, and it's twice the price.