Rated 2 out of 5 by ukiaher rustic
Bought the entertainment center, coffee table and end table. They all "look good" but perhaps "rustic" was a good name for them. I expect my furniture to have a smooth, finished surface. The shelves all have rough surfaces in the corners and the edges - apparently if a sanding machine couldn't reach it, it was wasn't sanded. The drawers don't have guides so don't pull out smoothly. Two of the pieces arrived broken, even though the carton didn't seem to have any damage (???) LLBean was very cooperative in their replacement. I've always expected and received good quality products - think they should look elsewhere for furniture makers.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanVans Rustic Tables
We selected this console and matching/coordinated cocktail and end tables due to their rustic look. They definitely look rustic, and the drawers are on basic runners (nothing fancy), but we like the more casual look. All but one piece arrived in good shape (and the defective piece was replaced VERY quickly, true to LLBean form). The only thing we had to do was attach the drawer handles, which was very easy to do. The wood color is fairly close to the photos online, maybe a little more grayish brown than shown. We are happy with our purchase.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnapolisReveiw Great Looking TV Console
This piece is as good as it looks--solid, rustic and functional. A great addition to our family room.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidAtlanticCustomer very nice
This piece works for us! We bought the entertainment piece and a matching side table in the "stain" color. The pieces look great in our smallish den. I had been shopping for a long time for something that would provide storage and yet not overpower the room -- they are perfect. We have our 32 inch flat panel TV mounted on the wall above the entertainment piece, allowing us to use the surface of the furniture for the TV and other electronic equipment. We have received compliments on the pieces and I really like the look created by them. I was very impressed that we received the items within days of placing our order !! -- not 4 to 6 weeks as advertised - a very pleasant surprise.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shipyard Smells like new...
It's worth waiting for this item to ship because you can smell the stain as soon as you open the box. It also came in 1 piece, so you would really have to try hard to make the setup difficult. I am going to bet that it?s more durable and lasts longer than higher priced ?brand name? entertainment consoles too. I will look to L.L. Bean first when I am in the market for any type of wood furniture in the future because it surpassed the competition and my expectations.
June 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasDR Good looking furniture
Goes well with leather furniture.
It would have been nice if there was a little more room between the shelves so DVDs could be stood on end. Now they must lie flat.
This furniture initially has a strong varnish odor that disapates over time.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicazee Almost Perfect
It is true this cabinet takes a while to be shipped and it is also true it arrives so newly made the staining used is still fresh, but it was very much worth the wait and the fresh stain smell dissipates soon. It is a nicely crafted, sturdily built, well proportioned cupboard. My only feedback:I see no problem with laying the movies on their sides, but it does seem odd that the shelves weren't made slighly bigger so that they could be stood up if desired.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanz Well made, nice piece of furniture
Great piece of furniture, exactly as pictured, well made and looks great!
December 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Greeninfusion Great color and solid as a rock
The quality and craftmanship of this product was very nice, and the finish was the best. My only fault is that the drawers are so small, and do not roll on a track, but have dowels adjusted so they don't fall out when you open them. Before I buy better furniture, I aways look at the size and quality of the drawers, and I iwll admit that I was disappointed given the overall cost.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GPN1 Absolutely love this!
I absolutely love this piece! I?ve had my eye on it for a year and had been trying to talk myself out of it because there are certainly cheaper t.v. stands out there. But, after seeing it in person at the Freeport store this summer and totally falling in love with it, I couldn?t find anything that even came close to the look and quality of this table, so I finally broke down and ordered it. Might just be the best decorating decision I ever made!
It took several weeks for the table to ship and it just arrived yesterday. It was in transit in the northeast during hurricane Sandy and the box did arrive with one corner of soaking wet all the way through the cardboard and the packing materials. I was worried about the moisture as I was unpacking it, but when all the wet paper came off the wood was still just fine! It took about 15 minutes to unpack it and attach the drawer pulls, which was no trouble at all. Now it?s sitting as the center piece of my living room and I couldn?t be happier with it!
As others have commented, the table does have a very strong smell from the new finish on the wood, but I?m sure that will go away and I don?t find it problematic to live with the odor for awhile. This is a gorgeous piece of furniture and I'm so happy I ordered it ? I hope to buy some of the matching end tables before too long!
November 2, 2012