I chose this armoire over the others because the quality seemed worth the extra money. It's made of heavier duty materials than the plywood-like materials you usually get (not sure if it's real wood though). This makes the box and the piece itself VERY heavy. It's very difficult to move but hopefully the heavier materials means it will last longer and is of better quality. In order for the doors to align properly, you really have to screw the hinges in as tightly as humanly possible. Otherwise, you can see the metal hinges peeking through the crack through the door.
Make sure you have a lot of room to assemble and I recommend that you assemble it in the room it will be in. Assembling with just one person is almost impossible, 2 people are needed to do the job. It took 2 of us 2-3 hours to assemble.
Bottom line: I've only had the piece for a few days but so far I'm pleased with the purchase. It looks more expensive then what I paid and seems to be made of higher quality materials then what you'd normally get at that price.
Door goes on crooked no matter what you do. Company sent 2 right sides for the draw so can't put that together. Very flimsy...not worth the money. Save yourself the aggravation of having to take all apart and returning to the store...which I am doing.
This is perfect for my husband's work clothes. Keeps them separate from his every day clothes and was easy to put together.
When we were nearly finished and ready to put on the back cover and the doors, it was totally a mess. Suddenly all the pieces stopped fitting where they belonged. It made we wish I had listened to the reviews and not purchased it. Then I called a friend that is a handyman, he looked at it and said that it wasn't level. He took out his level gadget, took off the top of the armoire and re-did what we had done. Everything fit. It is more perfect than I thought. You may need a professional or at least a level gadget.
I needed to replace an armoire and dresser in our playroom for our grandchildren (tons of clothes at grandma's) My husband and I was at Kmart and saw these on sale and I fell in love with them! Husband was skeptical and he checked them out completely and admitted that they were worth a try. OMG they look GORGEOUS in our playroom, we purchased the armoire and the five drawer dresser and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I figured for our playroom we could cut corners as far as quality since the grandkids will bump things and themselves up against them and they would probably not last long. Well I was totally wrong, makes the playroom/extra spare room look to classy for a playroom now. We bought a daybed with the trundle and it all looks so pretty. Grandkids are afraid to play in there now lol, but they still do. I am amazed at how nice this furniture is and how sturdy, not that flimsy cardboard drawers that if you put one thing in them they collapse. I give these dressers and armoires ten stars if I could, we LOVE them! They are VERY heavy so we put furniture sliders on the bottom of each one of the legs and they are soooo simple to move. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
After reading the reviews, which mainly all complain about the doors being crooked, I decided to give this a try anyway since I'm pretty handy with tools & could adjust the holes if necessary.
This is actually a Sauder product in case that makes a difference to anyone -- I've had good luck with them in the past as I've built lots of furniture over the years from these types of kits. This one had great directions and every part was in good shape & went together fairly easy.
About the doors: I pre-measured the holes in the doors to see if they were even, and they actually are fine. The trick is to make sure you adjust the hinges AFTER it's built so that the doors line up - similar to kitchen cabinet doors. This kit has GREAT hinges and drawer rails that are all adjustable to line things up vertically, horizontally, and depth-wise. After the initial build, I had to lower the drawer slightly so the doors wouldn't hit it by simply turning one little cam screw (pg 16 of manual). I also found it easier to attach the door hinges to the body first, since the doors have 1" holes for the hinge to fit into and hold in place while you attach the screws. All of the adjustments take place on the body side of the hinge. I lifted the doors to make them higher and even, then re-tightened the main screws. (helps if you have an electric driver) You can play with this on both sides to line them up correctly. I also closed a center gap between the doors by turning the vertical adjustment screws clock-wise until it looked right. I lined up the depth of the doors to the drawer front by loosening the "mounting screw" for the top and bottom hinges, pulling the door out just a hair, and re-tightening the screw for each side. Once I was done with the adjustments, (which took less than 5 minutes) everything lines up perfect and the piece looks really upper scale!
Adjusting the door hinges is probably the most tricky part of the project but page 13 of the direction packet shows how to do this. (Lower quality products don't typically have adjustable hinges, so you get what you get.) I'd suggest to those previous commenters to try the various adjustments on the hinges and I bet you can get those doors aligned!
The only thing that would make this product better is one more shelf, as there is a lot of room in there vertically. It's also a tad narrower than the measurements state, because the trim is about 3" wider overall than the inside area of the unit. All in all this is a really nice piece though if you take the extra bit of time to fine-tune your hinges.