Rated 4 out of 5 by Sundog8 Nice cabinet
I have seen other reviewers comment on poor quality and difficulty of assembly. I had no problem assembling this piece myself in less than an hour. There is one point at which it would be nice to have a second person (attaching the doors), but if you lay the cabinet down you can manage alone. I would also recommend using a rubber mallet as I did for hammering in the pegs that hide the screws. The cabinet is priced right, looks great in my home office, and is solid. The only thing is I don't think it's tall enough for a hall counsel. I use it for storing papers and journals.
November 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by olejim Not recommended, expected better quality.
Looked so good in pictures and size....perfect for our living room. Ordered 2. First one looks good from across the room. Not so sure the quality justifies the price. Second one has missing hardware and door is so crooked, it won't close. No way to adjust it. We are used to better quality from L.L. Bean.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFsilver Perfect additition to Living Room
The Mission style Hall console arrived and was assembled in about an hour, a bit more dificult than the Storage unit or the bench, but certainly nothing that couldn't be done. The color maches the other pieces perfectly and I find the console sturdy and usable. Thanks for all the Mission style pieces,
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michiganartist assembly
I was able to put several LLBean pieces together. The directions should say use a power screwdriver. Hard wood is difficult to work screwing it together when the hole size tolerance is very tight. It definitely goes much easier if the screw threads are run across wax (old candle) or soap as they go in much easier. The separate pieces to be assembled were beautifully finished. Even though there were few screws they seemed well located to contribute to the solidity of the pieces. Even when it was suggested using two people, it is still possible to do it yourself. The pieces I ordered came in a matter of a few days. I didn't have to wait weeks.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyandBusy Great purchase
Loved this Mission Hall Console. Easy to put together if you have help. Definitely need 2 people to do so. Good quality. Great finish.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PurpleSwede Easy assembly, excellent when assembled
I read all of the reviews of this Mission Hall Console before I bought it. I was wary that it was going to be shoddy or missing pieces or, well, bad.
Assembly was a breeze. I didn't need a second person to help me. It took about an hour to assemble, including unpacking the box and cleaning up afterwards. The instructions were fabulously well written, with one minor nit (no mention of how to orient the magnetic catch plate when attaching it to the back of the door).
It's really good furniture. So much "assembly required" furniture looks like it came from a discount store or second-hand shop. This console is the real deal. Every piece is actual wood (no particle board anywhere; there is a little bit of plywood but it is real plywood and not laminated particle board).
I managed to lose one screw, a #7 x 1-1/4" drywall screw, but I had a box of them in the shed. Since this is real wood and not particle board, I'm sure that a #8 x 1-1/4 screw would have worked just fine, and they are a lot more widely available.
Now it sits under my wall-mounted TV and holds the cable box and the DVD player and various out-of-view objects underneath. My wife put a vase of silk flowers on the top, and it looks great.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by OccupTherapist Unfortunately disappointed.
We have been LL Bean customers for almost 30 years. Always have found products well made and last long. Everything from clothes, linens to camping equipment. This hall console has poor quality, thin and chipped back, bottom panels. The doors rub and have a 1/2 inch or more gap in between. Had one hole not drilled and little peg screw covers don't all fit well. I'm afraid it looks overall a bit low quality. It was the exact size we needed for the area and it won't have much action, so we kept it and wont worry if it gets scratched. I'm sorry, but I don't think we will chance purchasing any more furniture. Love many of your other products and will continue to be faithful customers.
March 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BrownHound Disappointing quality
Given the price of this item, I expected much higher quality. The wood strips that made up the console top were not matched for color and grain, giving a disjointed, striped appearance. The drawer joints are poor - edges are splintered, surfaces are not flush, wood putty was used to partially fill gaps. The back and side panels are thin plywood. The panels are held in place only at the top and bottom edges - the adjacent verticals are not grooved to accept the panels, so there is nothing to prevent the panels from warping. Holes for drawer pulls were not aligned - fortunately, there was enough play in the holes to allow for hardware adjustment. Two of the drawer pulls had bits of metal at the bottom of the screw holes that made it impossible to tighten the screws. I had to remove the hardware and dig out the metal using a steel probe.
The finish had a very strong smell, which has mostly dissipated in the last two weeks.
The directions were clear, and assembly was straightforward. Screws hold everything together. Once installed, the screw heads are concealed by small wooden plugs. If the screws ever loosen, it will be necessary to dig out the plugs to tighten them. The completed exterior appearance was acceptable, if not great, and my disappointment at the workmanship was not sufficient to make me disassemble the console, box it up, and return it. I won't be purchasing any more Bean mission furniture, though.
Be aware that the width and depth dimensions are for the top, which considerably overhangs the stand below. The drawer interior depth is only 9 inches.
December 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rngbear Mission Hall Console
I use this as a console to contain my CD player and other electronic gear. It is perfect for that purpose. I used a cordless drill with the clutch so as not to over tighten the screws. It went together with not problems. Quality is as expected.
October 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mydogs4 disappointed
This product is over-priced from the shipping surcharge to the actual product. Assembly hindered by misaligned predrilled holes and the warped backing. End product is a little rickety on hard wood and the drawer seems like it will fall out from either side due to product design.
August 30, 2012