I was a little bit skeptical about buying this burnished oak return bar & matching mirror online without being able to see it in person, but I'm glad that I took the chance. There were some other online retailers selling this bar, and I read their customer reviews on this bar and they were all very positive. The reason that I purchased it from FurnitureCart.com was because they had the best price, free shipping, and I received an extra 10% off "local" discount. Also, when I called to ask questions, Andrew answered all of them very patiently See More +
and didn't pressure me at all into my purchase. I like that in a salesperson. Also, there were some delays in shipping (not at all FurnitureCart's fault, but rather on the supply end from the manufacturer) and the customer service department was professional and very patient in taking my calls and updating me along the way. These are all things that I consider when choosing which online company to order from, and FurnitureCart aced them all.
I was a little worried about the bar and/or mirror arriving damaged, but the packaging that it arrived in was an art form in itself. Each section came meticulously packaged in cardboard, styrofoam, plastic and a felt-like cloth. Trust me, it takes a while to unpackage it and you will have a HUGE pile of trash at your curb on garbage day, (!) but it was all worth it, because everything arrived in perfect condition. Not a mark, scratch or chip anywhere.
This bar is worth every penny that I paid for it. It is extremely solid and very well made. Even the hardware used is of a very nice quality. All the doors and drawers work very smoothly and the drawer even utilizes dovetail construction and is felt lined. There is NOTHING flimsy or cheap about this bar. The wine rack is super cool and will hold (12) bottles. I especially like the stainless steel dry sink and garnish trays, as they add a nice classy touch and won't ever rust. Three of the cabinet doors can be locked if you have children (or freeloaders lol) that you need to keep out. Also, the foot rail and mounting hardware are also heavy duty and nicely designed. The matching bar mirror is also of excellent quality, and I think, a necessary addition to complete the man cave.
I wrote a rather long review, so that anyone else on the fence about ordering this (like I was) will maybe be a little more confident about the purchase. I will say that the actual stain on the bar that I received appears a little bit darker than the pictures online. Not a bad thing, just an observation. I am extremely pleased with this awesome bar and mirror set and I wouldn't hesitate to order from FurnitureCart.com again!