One of my recent clients asked me if I could review one of the furniture pieces he had in mind to buy, the Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand With Door and Shelf in Black. I’ve come across this night stand once, so I have a very clear opinion about it.
If you want to find out whether it’s a furniture piece that I recommend or not, follow the next lines and you will learn everything you want to know about this Winsome Night Stand.
If I had to sum up this product in just a few words, I would say “price=quality”. I’ve seen this thing on Amazon too, while I wrote a review of this night stand there, and many people had similar opinions to mine.
But before I tell you anything else, I prefer to show you what I liked and what I didn’t like about this furniture piece. It’s better to see these real facts and make a decision by yourself.
Product name: END TABLE/NIGHT STAND WITH DOOR AND SHELF (BLACK)
Producer: WINSOME WOOD
Price: $27.83 (At the time when I published this article)
Cheapest place to buy: AMAZON
My rating: 8.50 /10
Worth buying? : RIGHT NOW, YES (Check out the 54% sale)
- It has a pretty nice aspect, the piece in black that I had didn’t really look like a $50 night stand
- The dimensions aren’t very large and the product itself isn’t very heavy, it actually seems pretty light and small
- I would define it as “simple and elegant”
- The assembly isn’t very difficult and it lasts pretty little. I assembled it in about 30 minutes, with little help, but one person alone can easily handle it too
- The reason why the assembly was so easy is because the instructions were very clear
- When it comes to the price, I only have praises, I don’t think I’ve found such a great price for any night stand on Amazon (or on any other site)
- If you buy it from the right place, you can get 54% off and free shipping on Amazon (I will show you below)
- International shipping is available in most countries
- There are 2 color options to choose from: I chose the black piece, but you can go for the natural, lighter one
- To be honest, the quality isn’t very high, and by this I mean that it’s not really as it is described on Amazon
- The official description claims it to be a study, solid furniture pieces, but it’s actually rather light
- It doesn’t seem to be made of natural, high-quality wood
- I don’t know about the other pieces, but the one I bought smelled terribly, I can’t understand how and why
As you probably noticed from these pros and cons, I can’t really say I’m a huge fan of this night stand or that I would highly recommend it to everyone. Actually, depending on your budget and how much you’re willing to pay for a higher quality, there are other options, which I personally like better.
But for now, let’s focus on the Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand With Door and Shelf in Black.
In the paragraphs below, I will give you a more detailed review of this product and I will also tell you more about the things I liked, but especially about the ones that I didn’t like about it.
Looks nice and light, but…
When it comes to the general aspect, I really liked this night stand. I was expecting something more sturdy and heavy, because that’s what I’ve seen in the Amazon description, but in reality it looked much smaller and lighter.
I didn’t really need a hard, solid furniture piece so I was quite pleased that it was lighter than it claimed to be.
I was planning to use it as a night stand, and in my bedroom I don’t have a lot of unnecessary stuff (that’s one of the main steps for an elegant bedroom, read my detailed article), so I didn’t really need a solid piece, just because there wasn’t much stuff to put on it.
But…there is always a but.
I’m sure there are people out there who wanted a solid night stand and they got a small, lighter one instead, which isn’t probably the best thing in the world.
So I’m quite disappointed that the product isn’t the way it promises to be.
It’s true that for this price, I couldn’t even expect to get a sturdy, massive wood night stand, but at least it could have been more solid…
Anyway, you can use it even if you need a solid piece, that would also hold heavier items on it.
It’s not like it would break down, it’s just that it doesn’t look like those expensive, high-quality night stand you see in furniture shops, that’s all.
I haven’t heard of anyone having it broken because of too much weight or something like that.
So I guess you shouldn’t worry too much that it couldn’t hold your items, there are very little chances that this happens.
So if you’re looking for a pretty, small night stand and you don’t have a huge number of items to place on it, the Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand With Door And Shelf In Black would be a suitable choice, especially if you want an affordable product.
I loved the assembly, it was fun. A lot of fun!
Although I’ve come across a lot of Amazon products that were impossible to assemble (literally!), this one was actually really cool.
The instructions are written in a proper English (I say this because I’ve seen products whose instructions must have been written by a complete illiterate) and they are very clear and easy to follow.
You are told exactly what pieces you have to put together, where to put X and Y, so you can’t really make any mistake, no matter how unaccustomed you are with this kind of products.
It was actually pretty fun, though I didn’t assemble this night stand all by myself, I managed to finish in about half an hour. This says it all actually, given that I’m by no means a technical expert.
So don’t worry if you don’t know too much about how to assemble general products, these instructions are really easy and will help you a lot. I can guarantee that you’ll assemble it perfectly. 😀
That smell is impossible to explain
Okay, so I’ve bought a lot of products from Amazon, I’ve seen different types of fabrics and different kinds of ways in which they were made. But I have never, but never, seen a product that smells so weird…
Let me tell you the story from the beginning: after I finished to assemble it, I noticed it had a pretty strange smell, something like paint but not really, it’s hard to explain…
Anyway, I thought it was just the smell it had originally, you know that many products smell in a certain way when you buy them, but it goes away after some time.
But the problem is that in this case it didn’t!
I waited for a day, two days, one week, one month, and the same… It still has that strong, weird smell, and I didn’t manage to make it go away with anything.
I tried using strong fragrances, sprays and a lot of other products, and I managed to make it less annoying, but not completely.
Maybe repainting it would solve all this, but I haven’t tried it yet. I should, probably. For now I’ve just been spraying it every 3 or 4 days, and this manages to hide the smell partially.
So I don’t know where it comes from or what exactly causes it, I just know that I hate it, because it’s not a nice smell at all. It’s not like that classic paint smell, which doesn’t bother me at all, it’s something stronger and heavier, but not in the good sense.
Now I don’t know if it’s just about my piece or if it’s something specific to this product, but that smell is definitely the biggest downside for me. I just don’t understand why, besides the fact that the quality isn’t the highest, why it couldn’t just smell normally, or have no smell…I can’t really explain it. 🙁
How to get 54% off for this product, don’t miss it!
When I bought this night stand, I was lucky enough to find it on a sale, but I admit it wasn’t as impressive as this one.
A few days ago when I checked this product, it only had a 7% discount and right now it has nothing less than 54%. All I can say is WOW!!!
Imagine, you can get this night stand for less than half of its initial price. From what I see, it’s an Amazon bestseller, so I guess many people are taking advantage of this amazing offer.
So I really advise you not to miss this great opportunity if you want a light night stand. It may not be highest-quality furniture piece you can find, but it’s a real bargain right now. The problem is that I don’t know how long they will keep this really small price, so I advise you to take advantage of it as fast as you can.
By clicking on the link below, you will have 54% off and free shipping if your order is over $49. That’s a pretty low amount of money, so if you want to buy other things too, make sure you buy them together so that you get a free shipping.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Meanwhile, the price rose back to $55, but I’ve looked around and noticed that they still have a few pieces that they sell for $27.83, you just have to know where to find them.
I will add the link below, together with a picture in order to show you where to find the pieces that cost only $27.
I don’t know for how long you’ll find these cheap pieces, but you definitely have to try to see if they’re still available. Notice that this article was written on May 3th.
So, to buy or not to buy this night stand?
Well, you might have been tempted to say it’s a really low-quality, useless product, but things aren’t really like this.
It may not be the sturdiest night stand you’ve ever seen, but it can hold enough items both on and inside it. At least in my case, I couldn’t have asked for more space.
If you want a high-quality, massive wood night stand, then you probably wouldn’t like this one too much, so I advise you to look for another one. But keep in mind that you won’t find what you’re looking for for less than $250.
But if you want a smaller, nice looking night stand and you don’t have a very high budget, the Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand With Door And Shelf In Black could be just what you’re looking for.
Even if you don’t need it right now, you can simply buy it for later or give it as a gift, for this incredible price it’s totally worth buying. 😉
So what do you think about this night stand? Would you try it for this low price?