Mercer Storage Bench

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

Customer Reviews

Mercer Storage Bench
Mercer Storage Bench 3 5 1 1
Nice but NO SCREW STARTS I finished assembly last night and although it seems sturdy and looks exactly like one would expect, I am now blistered and bruised on my screwing hand for lack of screw starts. The 12 main screws will add an additional hour to a relatively strong female on an otherwise straightforward and easy assembly. Unless, I suppose, you have a drill with an extremely long bit (the full width of the piece) to make your own. The makers were kind enough to put starts in the cork sections, but not through the particle board (or whatever materials are used). To make matters more difficult, the lack of starts are in an extremely tight space (hence need for extra long bit) and at the corners there are added supports to ram your hand into while attempting to gain enough pressure to push/screw through the board. At the half way point I nearly loaded it into my car to return it and purchase a pre-assembled bench from another establishment. If the Container Store weren't so far, my ego so big and the piece so heavy, it would have happened. But my hand is paying for it now. Overall nice piece, but for at home assembly it's really not worth the pain, aggravation and price with the current issue. August 26, 2014
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