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Classic style combined with function have been achieved with the Sauder Carson Forge Washington Cherry Side Table. This Wood Side Table comes in a warm Washington Cherry Finish that works to complement other furnishings within the space. It features wrought iron style hardware and accents with a top molding that reveals a slide-out shelf. The reversible doors open left or right, allowing you to place it on either side of a sofa or chair while still having access to the storage. This Storage Side Table sports a wooden construction, making it durable.
Sauder Carson Forge Side Table, Multiple Finishes:
- Adjustable shelf behind door
- Top molding reveals slide-out shelf
- Wrought iron style hardware and accents
- Open shelf for storage
- Reversible door opens left or right
- Enclosed back with cord access
- Assembly required
- Assembled dimensions: 14.125"W x 22.5"D x 24.625"H
- Model# 420422
I wasn't expecting a lot, and I got more or less what I expected. It came packaged well and undamaged, with all the parts required. That was good. And the instructions were excellent (all written in English and not some poorly translated version) with legible and clear diagrams.
The "wood" is not wood--it's press board or whatever they call that stuff. The entire thing is heavy, but that is not a bad thing. It's about as attractive as fake wood can be.
The hinges are good quality with excellent adjustment options. The back is cardboard.
The design is fine, but I modified it, putting the pull out shelf at the bottom of the section designed for rather than the top. This had two advantages, in my opinion: (1) The space below the shelf seems like a waste, since it is too small and too deep to hold much. This way I can put my electronics on the tray and slide it in when I am not using them, keeping them there when charging. (2) It keeps the cams for the top available for access (otherwise they are blocked by the slider bar for the shelf.) In that way I was able to put the top on last, and can now remove it as needed. Later I plan to remove it and modify it, covering it with a mosaic tile pattern.
Putting it together was not difficult, but it wasn't easy, either. I think it took me about an hour and a half, but I was watching a movie while I did it, so perhaps I wasn't being efficient.
I also attached a power strip to the rear of the table, making it easy to plug in my electronics. I plan to make a magazine holder and attach it to the back, too. The weight of the unit is a good thing, given my plans for it.DottieTechie
I love the table. It looks beautiful and has the feel of a more expensive piece of furniture. The instructions were clear and there were even video instructions, which did help me on one spot when I was stuck. It took me about 2 hours to assemble it, but that's because I had to backtrack when I discovered I had put one piece in backwards. All in all, it wasn't a difficult installation. I love it, and would definitely recommend it!LisaG
Good for what it was bought for
This was purchased as an inexpensive table to be used in a basement. It works well for its purpose. Very functional.Simpson
Well worth the search
I purchased this table for my husband to use. It is made of good quality materials and is very sturdy. The door hinges are well made and the upper shelf has runners on the entire length of the shelf that slides out so the shelf will not tip the table over. The full covers for the legs prevent scratches on hardwood floors or snags on carpet. I had looked for several months for a side table that was not too wide yet could be used next to an extra large recliner. This turned out to be the length of the recliner and just wide enough to be used comfortably by a 6'6" man. The search was worth it.Laptopgrandma
AMERICAN-MADE QUALITY PRODUCT-I LOVE IT!
I bought this Sauder side table to replace a wobbly old table. Product arrived promptly via Fed Ex.
I found this table very easy to assemble. the instructions are wonderful. Easy to understand, with both text and drawings. I would recommend reading the steps before you begin putting it together. I ended up confusing myself on installing the pull-out shelf side rails. If I had read the next page first I would have saved myself some work and time. My fault. So, read them first!
The first thing I did was lay out all the pieces to be sure I had all the parts. I did. All the pieces fit together well. Holes were drilled where they where supposed to be and not one screw stripped a wood hole, common problems I have had with foreign made products. As for tools, all you need is a hammer, a Phillips screwdriver, and a short handle Phillips screwdriver (although you could probably get by without it, but it would make it a little harder to turn some screws.). I was able to assemble the table fairly quickly, while I watched football. It took me about 2 hours.
I love this table! It looks fantastic. It is very well made and a great addition to my living room. Also, the table height is perfect! I have a 2 recliners and the table top is the same height as the arm rests of the chairs. Lastly, you cannot beat this price. Great buy!
I highly recommend purchasing this table.