Reviews for Winsome Halifax Storage/Organization, 5 drawer, Black
People say Winsome is really similar to Ikea.
Great item/ terrible instructions
This item is so perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. It took about 1-2 hours to assemble by myself. The only thing I will complain about is the instructions. I was very hesitant in buying because of the reviews, but now I can see that the instructions could have been more elaborate. It also could have helped a lot if the pieces were labeled like piece H and piece B. I know with adding the tracks alone some may be confused. Luckily I’ve built Ikea furniture before so this was pretty easy for me. Happy building!
Art storage Great Price
I purchased this instead of the Ikea version. Frankly..it was cost effective! I read some of the reviews after I purchased and wanted to address a few concerns. #1 the package arrived on time and undamaged. #2 all parts were present and took maybe 30 minutes total to assemble. The instructions were extremely clear! #3 it's sturdy. I bought this to house my art paper primarily and artwork once completed. #4 the entire piece is black..no interior white (as this was mentioned in another review). They may have upgraded this item. I think it meets my needs. For the price, I am pleased!! And so is my wallet.
I almost didn’t buy this because of all the bad reviews but I’m very glad I did. If you have any experience with putting together ikea furniture, this one is so easy. Set yourself up right. Pick a time so you’re not rushing. Read the directions and follow the pictures and it comes out great. Want to save time? Use a drill!
Just as good as ikea alex drawers and yet way more expensive
These drawers are nice and sturdy. I had originally planned on purchasing alex drawers from ikea but they're always out of stock and I was impatient. If i had waited i would have saved a lot more money for basically the same item. Product is nice just wish it was cheaper!
For the price, I don't think you can beat it
The dresser was on sale for about $80 when I got it. Seeing as how idiotic IKEA does not ship to my state, nor do they have a single store in my state, I had to google up some alternatives. You do not get real wood, more along the lines of glued wood shavings or something, but for around $100 I could not find any other option. I built it by myself, so it took a very long time, somewhere around 4 hours. And that was mostly because the instructions were pure garbage, and what's more, they did not label the screws and other components provided. They referenced one on the sheet, and because they were all drawn at EXACTLY the same length and width and style, I had to guess or google the component they mentioned to be sure I was using the correct one. For example, they provide you with little wooden pegs, large and small, but the instructions only said "install wooden peg". It took me a minute to realize that the smaller ones go on the drawers, and the larger ones elsewhere. So yea...instructions get a hot NASTY ZERO. That said...once I had it all together (please install the brown brackets onto the back when you are done! DO IT!) it actually looks really good and feels really solid. A lot of people had alignment issues, but I think that was due to not installing the pieces right and letting them move when they screwed in the screws etc. The drawers are not very deep, and there is a portion at the back that you can reach unless you really try (drawers do not completely roll out i... Read More
IKEA Alex Drawer DUPE!
I don't know what is happening but all Alex drawers in ALL California IKEAs are sold out! Searched a little on Amazon and found this 5 drawer set. Pretty similar! Took a chance since reviews were hits & misses. And it was a hit! Pro: -Delivered in a box protected with styrofoam, no damages -Pretty easy construction (power drill will make things easier) -Wheels make it easy to move -Fits right under the table and matches table (From Amazon too! Foxemart Computer Desk 47”) -Looks good -Body (top, sides, bottom) feel sturdy Con: -Bottoms of drawers and backing are cardboard -Kinda shallow drawers -1 drawer didn't screw together properly so slightly slanted -Not soft close (I know, it wasn't stated) Honestly, I'm using it as my nail table and drawer set. Office supplies would fit great. Not a bad buy!
Get Ikea if you can
Assembly is a pain in the ass, some screws stick out just far enough to block the drawers from pulling out. Will need to have a file or angle grinder to grind those down to get it to just the length to have a nice rough ride on the drawers rails. Don't buy this expecting to feel like you got a piece of furniture that is worth the money. Looks good though and adds a nice aesthetic.
Difficult to assemble, but super cute
As a lot of reviewers have said, the instructions are pretty bad. It’s all pictures, and the pictures are bad quality. But if you have put together your fair share of IKEA furniture, this is similar (but again, since the pics are horrible it’s a little harder). Took me about 2 hours to put this together, and most of that was spent on the drawers. As for the quality of the piece, it’s pretty solid. Nice finish. I like that it doesn’t have screw on handles but instead cutouts to open the drawers. The color matches the IKEA black/brown. Great little piece to help organize all my fingernail polished and arts and crafts!
Decent for the price
Overall good piece for the price paid. A couple notes. I bought two different pieces from this company. The cam locks on this piece were really cheap and several busted. And I’ve assembled a lot of ikea furniture and understand how cam locks work. And as always not having the drawers fully extend is kind of a bummer but it works. Took me about an hour to assemble.
Very nice but...
After putting this together about 2 1/2 times it looks and holds up great. Looks like the ikea product almost so 5 stars there. If the manufacturer would put the letters on the boards that would save so much time and avoid some of the lower rates reviews. That w my only issue