Step One 6 Drawer Double Dresser by South Shore Review

Overview

This dresser by South Shore boasts a beautiful look and a functional design. It has six drawers that can be used to store clothes, accessories, and other knick-knacks. The brushed nickel finish metal handles on the drawers allow you to easily open and close them. The top of the dresser can be used to display decorative items. Featuring an Eco-friendly design, this manufacture of this dresser has minimal impact on the environment.

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 Step One Drawer Double Dresser or shop for something else for your entire home, we have you covered.

Features

This is a wooden dresser made of particle board. It has six drawers and comes with metal drawer gliders. A mirror is not included, but the product does come with a tipover restraint system. Made in Mexico, it has a 5-year limited warranty, and requires assembly before use.

It comes in shrink-wrapped packaging with reinforced corners to reduce the risk of shipping damage, and is manufactured from Eco-friendly, EPP-compliant laminated particle board carrying a certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Elegant metal handles in a brushed nickel finish add to the high-end looks of the dresser, and it comes with all the screws needed for assembly. It also has guide holes for inserting the screws as well, which are a big help in assembly.

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 overall dimensions are 31.125” H x 51.125” W x 18.875” D
  • The interior of the drawers is 4.5” H x 23.5” W x 14.25” D
  • The overall product weight is 115lbs

Available Select Finish

This dresser drawer comes in the seven different color themes listed below. Be sure to check the availability of colors before ordering since some options go out of stock due to popularity:

  • Chocolate
  • Gray Oak
  • Pure Black
  • Pure White
  • Sumptuous Cherry
  • Soft Gray (+$36.99 in price)
  • Natural maple

Pricing

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

This Step One double dresser from South Shore is currently being offered for $180.99. There aren’t any promotional or seasonal discounts available at the moment, but because such promos and other marketing deals often go live at different times throughout the year, 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 $16 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 drawers for purposes other than their intended purpose of storage are not covered.

Pros

Let’s talk about actual customer comments regarding this item to get a better idea of what you can expect if you buy it. One customer ordered 2 of these, and to them they both seemed to be pretty good, and they especially look very nice in kids’ rooms. Assembly may look daunting, but once you get going, it isn’t so bad and it might take you 2.5 to 3 hours to do it on your own. The drawers are what take a long time. If you have 1 person start the drawers while someone else does the main part, it probably wouldn’t take long. You might be concerned that they won’t hold up because the tracks for the drawers are plastic, but they should work just fine. And it is worth noting that the drawers don’t hold quite as much as they look like they should, because their sides and backs are not as deep as the drawer fronts make them look, although they work fine for kids’ stuff, but for adults, they may not be able to fit as much. Make sure to anchor this product to the wall to avoid tipping it over.

Another customer purchased this dresser for their children’s rooms and it turned out to be a great size and it fit perfectly in their room. The color, size, and storage capacity will satisfy most customers. The package upon delivery is really heavy but you should be able to manage to carry it on your own into the house and put it together.

The instructions are easy to follow when needed and this probably isn’t as complex as some other pieces of furniture you may have put together in the past. It is sturdy, easy to clean, and is visually appealing.

Some users mentioned that the directions were difficult to follow so just make sure to take your time and double check that you’re screwing everything the right way, otherwise it could be difficult to correct things afterwards. Overall, this dresser provides great value, and is beautiful and easy to put together.

Cons

One customer complained that this was the worst piece of furniture they had ever bought. They needed a cheap temporary dresser for their bedroom and thought this had a nice look to it and that it was reasonably priced but, unfortunately, you get what you pay for. One of the most mind-boggling parts about this dresser is that the threading on the locking dowels are made out of plastic. They want you to push them in and use friction to keep them in place instead of screwing them in like every other piece of furniture on earth. While it was likely more cost efficient, the plastic dowels just do not fit tightly enough to keep the drawer pieces in place. One swift pull on the handle and that baby comes apart.

Also, this customer had one of the drawer pieces cut in the wrong place and it could not be put together at all, so they are currently dealing with 5 drawers that fall apart if you pull them too hard, and one drawer that could not be put together. Needless to say, they decided to return the item.

Finally, one customer said that upon opening the largest piece of the delivery package, which just so happens to be the top piece, it had a chip in it. It wasn’t just faded or nicked but there was actually a small chunk missing from the corner. It was not so bad as it wasn’t a large piece and they were able to cover it up, but it was one frustration to deal with. Another was that there were four different colors of pieces. Most were the drawers but there were other pieces that held the main pieces together. Again, not a huge deal as you don’t see these pieces, but the perfectionist knows they’re there and it might bother them a little.

Conclusion

This item has an overall rating of 3.9 stars on a 5-star scale across over 1,500 reviews. This isn’t the highest rating we’ve had on this site, and there are certainly many different options from which to choose. However, this item comes in numerous color options (seven, as stated above) and this is a lot more than most other dresser drawers. The bottom line for this item, therefore, is that it looks nice, but the quality is slightly poor. However, quality issues are somewhat expected for an item in the sub-$200 price range. If you want a sturdy, long-term item, perhaps look for something else to buy, but if you want an eye-pleaser that you can afford to replace or dispose of after a short stint of use, this item is as good as and beautiful as any.

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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