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When I bought this there were no reviews and they would've been really helpful....so here's a super long one :)
Important point: this drawer comes with metal rollers! The description doesn't mention this and I almost didn't buy it out of fear of drawers getting stuck. But it does indeed have rollers and they work wonderfully.
Assembly requirements: Everything. It comes in all pieces and you will have to put everything together from the back to the sides to the feet to the drawers to the handles. This is kind of nice since it arrives at your doorstep in a very efficiently-sized box. They package it very well and nothing was broken or chipped and nothing was missing. They also give you one bag containing all the screwsnails you need, and there's like 10 different types so that was a little frustrating to organize. I was afraid I'd lose pieces or stab my finger on a nail while sorting through the bag.
Assembly ease: The instructions could have been clearer. It's pure images, which wouldn't be so bad except the pictures are small and grainy. It's hard sometimes to make out which orientation you need, or which screw type to use (which is important because again, there are like 10 different kinds) and which hole to drill it in. The bad picture quality unnecessarily complicates things and the directions aren't in the best order. Ikea could teach these guys a thing or too.
That being said, at least all the drawer pieces are clearly labeled with letter stickers so you don't mess those up. At the end of the day it's not rocket science and doesn't require any weird alignment tricks. I put it together all by myself (I'm 110 lbs and weak) without much trouble in about 2 hours, using only a hammer and a screw driver.
Quality: The sides and top of the dresser are solid, good and sturdy without being too heavy. The rollers are metal, that's great. The colors are great, the sides are a glossy faux-wood brown and the white fronts are matte and smooth, it basically looks as good as the picture.
The backs and the drawer bottoms however are not solid faux-wood, but instead this sort of very stiff cardboard that you can bend and flex a little. On the back I don't care much, however as drawer bottoms, this is a little disappointing. I don't plan to use the drawers for anything heavier than clothing, but I still worry about sagging over time or bending them when I disassemble it.
You can have the dresser stand as is just fine, or you can nail these tiny plastic feet they include for you. The feet are about the size of a quarter each and a really cheap white plastic. The nails on the feet were small and makes me think if I had tried to hammer it in, it would've bent. Pointless as far as I'm concerned.
The handles were the only real disappointment for me. Though they look metallic in the picture, they're actually a silver, semi-shiny plastic that's light and doesn't feel too solid. You screw them into the drawers and that part's great, I'm not worried about it coming off. I just don't trust the plastic itself. I'm paranoid I'll pull too hard and break the handle in half, so I'm careful when yanking. But with the metal rollers, I never have to pull hard so it should be fine. It's just a surprisingly cheap touch to an otherwise high quality appearance. It doesn't look BAD obviously, it just feels cheap.
Size: The dimensions are true and the drawers are a good size. I wouldn't describe it as roomy, but it's not pointlessly small either. I wouldn't store bulky sweaters unless I wanted to stupidly only have 4 or 5 per drawer, but I can fit 15+ shirts, or all my underwear or etc. You get the point.
Overall: I wanted a solid, good looking dresser that could fit into my small room and this is perfect. When you assemble it all together, assuming you do it right, it looks like a seamless high quality dresser that makes my room like like an adult's ). For the price (though I did get it on winter sale though), I definitely think I got the better end of the deal! I love it and hope to use it for many years.
I only took off a star for the cheap cardboardy drawer bottoms and the very cheap drawer handles. They were just too disappointing to overlook - and they actually matter a lot!