Crosley Natural Wood Top Kitchen Cart/Island
Looks like it was custom made for us
We've had our eyes on this island for several months. We finally ordered and are very glad we did. It completes our kitchen and comes in very handy. It has great storage and is just the right size. My husband and I were very impressed in the workmanship and even more impressed in the care that was taken to ship this piece in A-1 condition. We had no damage and everything went together very well. We highly recommend this island.
September 22, 2014
Packaged well every piece was wrapped. All pieces were included. It took a good 4 hours to assemble. My husband used Elmer's wood glue on the dowels and back pieces to add strength.
September 22, 2014
Beautiful cart, difficult assembly
When my husband unboxed all the materials, I was pretty surprised at how involved the construction of this thing was. I am fairly sure that in the end there were a bunch of pieces left over and there were some parts that gave him a really hard time trying to put together. He spent HOURS on it and he's a fairly handy guy.
That being said, it does look beautiful, sturdy and completely workable for our kitchen. We got ours in the dark wood and are really happy with this purchase. We also used a 20% off coupon, which I would highly recommend doing. If you are willing to put in the time, this is worth the effort.
September 16, 2014
Outstanding addition to my kitchen.
This cart was taken out of a large box on one day, and fully assembled the next day.
Instructions were clear and detailed, but easy to follow. All parts were received in great shape. After assembling the cart, the second box, containing the wooden top was opened and applied - one day for full assembly of a delightful addition to my kitchen. I am seriously considering another cart a bit smaller for another part of my kitchen. Excellent buy.
September 8, 2014
Only gave it 4 stars because one of the sides had a small crack in it. I hope that it doesn't cause structural issues later on. Otherwise, this is a great island and was exactly what I needed for my kitchen.
August 8, 2014
Nice island but...
I'm glad I didn't have to assemble this thing. I paid my 16 year old son to do this project and he earned every penny. He thought it was poorly made, instructions were not clear and he had to come up with his own tools and ideas to get it assembled when the tools they provided did not work--drilled holes were too deep for some things, you couldn't turn screws because they were too close to the sides and your hand got in the way. He assembles everything for me--IKEA furniture, lawnmowers,you name it so I was surprised he had problems and was afraid I had made a big mistake with this purchase. However he got the entire thing done and it looks great, exactly what I needed for my kitchen. Beware though, the wheels do not lock as securely as I thought they would, only 2 wheels lock not all 4 so I think I will get rubber casters to put underneath to keep more secure.
July 30, 2014
Worth the time
This was exactly what I was looking for but hesitated because of some the the reviews, especially because once I got it to where it was going (to an island) there was no going back. I have experience assembling furniture & know that organization, not being pressed for time & no interruptions are the keys to success. Every piece was labeled & accounted for, the hardware labeled & complete.The instructions were a bit cumbersome but thinking through each step before 'doing' was very helpful to getting it done correctly the first time. I wasn't watching the clock but I'd say it took 3.5 hours start to finish. By myself. The results were excellent. Everything aligned up perfectly, the finished surfaces perfect, & it fit into the space it was destined for! Couldn't be happier.
June 28, 2014
My fiance and I received this kitchen island as a wedding present and after we got it assembled, we noticed that both of the drawers weren't functioning correctly. It ends up that the left drawer had a wheel missing on the track which disabled the drawer to glide. The drawer on the right side had all the wheels, however the track on the right side was faulty so therefore I had to tug and yank the drawer open! Needless to say it frustrated me because I know how expensive this item was and I just wished it would've worked right the FIRST time. I called the customer service line that was listed on the brochure in the box and I got no answer, so I had to leave a message. I'm still waiting on a call back so I can hopefully just return the parts that were damaged and get replacements. I really like the island but I'm sad that I now have to wait for new parts. I do recommend this product, but just know that you may run into small issues like this!
June 20, 2014