Fusion 6 Drawer Dresser by South Shore Review

Overview

Add a healthy dose of charm to your existing d├ęcor with the South Shore Fusion 6 Drawer Double Dresser. This item, as the name suggests, features six drawers that offer premium space for storing whatever essentials you wish. Made out of high-quality material that makes it robust and durable, this double dresser is a part of the Fusion collection that features modern flair dressers that are ISTA 3A certified, thereby helping to reduce the risks of sustaining damage during shipping. It has molding on both sides of the drawers as well for a refined finishing touch.

South Shore Furnishing was established in Quebec in 1940, and it has supplied North America with ready-to-assemble bedroom furniture, kids furniture and entertainment furniture for a long time. Have a look at their extensive collection and shop for everything from bunk beds and loft beds to TV stands and headboards. Under its third generation of family leadership, South Shore has become a recognized name in affordable home furniture.

Whenever you buy furniture items online from Wayfair, you can read customer reviews and common questions and answers for whatever item you are looking at, and you can always contact customer service for help. If you want to buy a South Shore Fusion 6 Drawer Double Dresser or shop for something else for your entire home, we have you covered.

Features

This item is part of the Fusion collection and it comes with six drawers that meet or exceed all North American safety standards. It comes in a kick-plate with cutout design for a contemporary style, and it requires assembly by 2 adults. Tools and accessories for assembly are not required, so be sure to have a few tools on hand to put this item together.

Made with non-toxic laminated particleboard, the item has drawers that are mounted on metal slides with a stop notch and shock absorbers for additional safety. It has elegant, delicately grooved handles, but it does not come with a tipover restraint strap or system Included. There is no mirror included either. Made in Canada, this product comes with a 5-year warranty.

Before making a purchase, check the measurements of the dresser as given below against the size of the living space in which you plan to use this product. You should make sure the drawers 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 drawers have a weight capacity of 25lbs
  • The overall dimensions are 31.25” H x 59.25” W x 19.5” D
  • The interior of the drawers measures 4.25” H x 25.5” W x 13.25” D
  • The overall product weight is 114lbs
  • The distance between drilling holes is 3.75″
  • The exterior drawers are 26.5″ W x 13.62″ D
  • The handles are 5.75″ L

Available Select Finish

This item comes in five different color themes. Be sure to check the availability of the color you want to purchase before placing your order as items often go out of stock due to popularity:

  • Chocolate
  • Pure Black
  • Pure White
  • Rustic Oak (+$10.00 in price)
  • Gray Oak (+$36.16 in price)

Pricing

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

The Fusion 6 drawer dresser is currently on sale for $209.99. At this price, you stand to save 7% off the official list price of $225.99. 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 $19 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 $22.99 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 drawers for purposes other than their intended purpose of storage are not covered.

Pros

Customers have said that they like how the dresser looks, and they love the colors even though you can see dust on some of them right away. If you are on a budget, then this drawer set basically does what you need it to do: to store your clothes. You’ll hopefully be happy with the quality as well. This item looks very sharp, it pulls the room together, it has plenty of space for both of clothes and plenty of countertop for your TV or video game consoles, and it can therefore be used in a variety of ways.

This item is quite heavy, and if you include shipping weight, we’re talking about a package that is probably over 120lbs. The packaging, however, is very well done. For the price, this item is great and it should hold up to standard use under normal wear and tear conditions.

The drawer sliders are plastic, but they are smooth. Given that the rest of the materials used in this item’s construction are wood and metal, you shouldn’t have any issues with durability or performance. Depending on the types of materials or belongings that you want to store in it, the given weight capacities of the drawers should also be sufficient to hold a decent number or amount of different your items in each drawer.

Cons

On the downside, putting this dresser can be very, very challenging. You should only purchase it if you have a lot of patience and a friend to help you put it together. The instructions sometimes don’t have the right screws for the job (putting the drawers together, in particular, is difficult since the holes don’t always line up properly and you are given blunt screws for drilling it in). There are many, many parts, and the directions aren’t always very clear. It can take several hours just to get it assembled and set up in your room. This may be a great dresser set according to many customers, just be warned that putting it together is quite an investment of time and effort.

Other customers said that they were disappointed to see how short the drawers were – about 3 inches shorter than the front of the drawer. The drawer rails are made out of plastic, and one customer stated that the dowel inserts that are critical to the design are 1/3 of the size of the holes they go in. They don’t stay in place and they don’t secure anything very much – they simply fall out at whim. Even though the overall style of this set was pleasantly received by most buyers, there were still issues with things like the drawers and handles. The drawers were much more shallow than one customer thought they’d be, but even that was a small problem for them in comparison to the fact that the drawer fronts and backs kept popping off.

Apart from these issues, there were other minor issues such as damaged goods being delivered, sawdust on the items, and a few nicks and cuts on opened packages. Otherwise, everything was pretty good with this item.

Conclusion

The bottom line for this item is that it looks very nice and it comes in a nice range of color options all of which are competitively priced, but the quality of a few parts is slightly poor. For a mid-priced item that is between $200 and $300, this is a dresser system that is of average sturdiness and build. If you want something that is visually appealing and is just right for the job today, and you aren’t too picky about tomorrow, then you can definitely buy this item.

However, if you want something that is longer-term, or perhaps something that offers more in the way of storage space, durability, a higher overall review, or a more stylish cut and design, then perhaps look elsewhere or in another collection for something that meets your needs.

All in all, for an item with a 4.1 rating across almost 1,000 reviews, the Fusion 6 drawer dresser by South Shore is an environmental-friendly, home and office-compatible, highly safe and certified furniture item that is worth the average investment it takes to purchase it. Go for the reliable and trustworthy brand name of South Shore and join millions of other North Americans who have invested in locally-made and locally-used household and office items from this well-known and respected brand.

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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