Ashton 6 Drawer Chest by Andover Mills Review

Overview

This simplistic yet stylish Andover Mills item called the Ashton Compressed Wood 6 Drawer Chest is a functional addition to any home. It is an elegant chest that features full-height drawer sides, easy glide drawer guides, and very wide and spacious insides. It has legs that look sturdy and are both solid and thick, thereby providing style as well as strength. This item is available in a number of different finishes, allowing customers to choose the best one that effortlessly blends with their room décor and brings it to life (or is simply the best and most convenient, economical, or fashionable storage solution). This vertical chest is made from non-toxic materials, making it safe for residential use. It has flat side panels and is easy to assemble, and is made in the USA.

Made by Andover Mills, this item is part of the company’s collection that aims to help shoppers make the most of their homes without challenging their budget. With a focus on versatile styles, they offer traditional upholstery and wood furniture for every room. Solid hardwood frames that feature modern designs, straight lines, and very cosmopolitan looks are standard across most Andover Mills furniture items. This bed scores particularly high marks on looks, style, and comfort, and is a smart purchase that is perfect for anyone who wants an affordable bedding solution that is comfortable, quick to be delivered, and simple to assemble.

Features

This is a chest of drawers made in a traditional style. It is made of lightweight yet strong materials, has flat side panels, and comes with spacious and roomy storage drawers. Because it has such a simple and minimalist design, it is sure to go well with any home, layout, or setting.

Made of manufactured wood, this product comes with a tipover restraint strap for extra safety, especially convenient and useful in homes with children or pets. It features six drawers, no mirror, and is certified for commercial/residential use. Assembly is required, and the product comes with a 1-year warranty.

Before making a purchase, check the measurements of this chest of drawers as given below against the size of the living space in which you plan to use this product. You should make sure it will fit in your intended area of use before making a purchase – and you might want to add a few inches across all measurements just to be safe:

  • The overall dimensions of the product are 44.5” H x 28.5” W x 15” D
  • The drawer interior measures 5.25” H x 22.75” W x 13” D
  • The overall product weight is 74lbs
  • The drawers themselves measure 5.25″ x 22.75″ x 13″
  • The handle pulls are 3″ W

Available Select Finish

This chest of drawers comes in the four different color themes listed below. You need to check color availability before making a purchase, as certain color options routinely go out of stock due to popularity:

  • Black
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • White

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

The Ashton 6 Drawer Chest by Andover Mills is currently on sale for $159.53. At this price, you will save 20% off the official list price of $199.95. However, because there are often seasonal promotions and other marketing deals on offer, make sure you check the latest price before finalizing your purchase so that you can catch any ongoing sales or lock in any deals at the exact time that you are ready to buy. This item also comes with monthly payments as low as $15 per month, as well as free shipping on qualifying orders.

If you are interested in buying protection for this item, you can purchase a pretty comprehensive protection plan for $17.99 that covers accidental stains, incidental damage, unintentional stains, rips, tears, burns, punctures, chips, dents, and water rings. Customers who purchase a protection plan are covered for the above-mentioned damages as soon as their drawers are delivered. However, all customers should keep in mind that damage caused by neglect, improper care, intentional abuse, a failure to comply with the manufacturer’s warranty, or as a result of using the item for purposes other than its intended purpose of use as a storage solution.

Pros

This unit assembles pretty easily. It shouldn’t take you too long to get it from the box to your chosen spot at home. You can use a drill with a Philips head drill bit to speed up the process instead of just using a screwdriver. You need to be careful to not lose any screws, however, because there are no extras, unless you are willing to order a new pack and wait for delivery.

The product itself is very sturdy, not to mention pretty heavy, which is actually a good thing because it tells you that it is not a cheap product, even though the prices are really, really good online. For the price you will pay for this item and the ease of delivery that comes with it, this is a drawer set that can’t be beaten. It looks beautiful all sorts of homes, and you may even enjoy the sense of accomplishment that results after you put it together!

Cons

Some customers complained that the actual drawers were not very big, even though the precise size and measurements of the drawers and all relevant dimensions of the product are given on the product’s information page, as well as in this review. The issue seems to be that these drawers seem somewhat shorter by length and height compared to most other dressers.

Something else that caught the eyes of critical customers was the fact that the drawer pull handles are plastic and look somewhat cheap. If you want nice drawer pulls, you will have to shell out extra money and buy them from another store. If your needs are more immediate, you can just go with this item as it is and keep your eye open for pulls that are on sale or clearance.

Since this unit is often purchased online and is delivered in the mail by public or private courier services, consider how you will take it up or down stairs or past other narrow or tight passageways, or through and across obstacles. Taking it up a flight of stairs on your own can be very difficult. Taking it out of the box and counting all the pieces, as well as putting it all together, can be quite time-consuming and frustrating if you don’t have experience in doing these kinds of things (or if you don’t have an experienced friend on hand to help out).

The instructions are somewhat lacking in detail, and some customers were even sent a packet of glue (which probably should have been a tube of glue, but we may never know why packets are sometimes delivered to customers). Be careful while putting glue on the top holes. Be sure to have the top table shelf part handy so you can press it down into the wood legs as quickly as you can. The glue may run down the side of the legs because there is a hole cut out on the side. Have a napkin nearby.

The dresser itself usually comes perfectly packaged, but quality control may miss a few details when packaging it dresser for delivery. The top wood board of the dresser can become damaged during delivery. This may be in the form of damage on both corners of the dresser, and the occasional presence of bubbles indicating damage to both the front and top of the seam. Other damage and problem indications include missing color finish to a very noticeable degree, missing parts, and slow or problematic delivery.

As a note to potential purchasers, inspect all pieces before assembly. You may want to replace the plastic cup pull handles with ones that have a better look. Also, be very mindful of product dimensions. One customer ordered this dresser to fit in a tight space in a walk-in closet, and they were sent an item in which the side pieces of the unit were very warped. Customer service, although always very nice and helpful folks, may give you a number of explanations for damage or delivery issues, such as damage being the result of humidity, or delivery causing damage before the product arrives at a customer’s home.

Conclusion

The pros of this product are that it is easy to assemble, it comes with deep drawers, and is available in attractive colors. On the downside, you need to carefully inspect all pieces before assembly, and the plastic cup pulls for handles make this piece look quite cheap, even if solid overall construction give it high marks in terms of durability and strength. The whole thing is a bit rickety and is a pretty cheap product, but for the price and overall rating that it has, it is a winner amongst customers and is a good storage solution to have at home if you are looking for something sleek, simple, functional, and spacious.

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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