O.co (Overstock) Complaint - "Solid pine wood" cabinet is pressboard!
The good: On a recent order for a tall pine cabinet, Overstock customer service was simply outstanding - friendly, efficient. I was sent the wrong color cabinet, they had it picked up and expedited delivery of the correct color cabinet. Customer service was impressive. The bad: Upon assembly, my new "pine" cabinet turned out to be made of heavy pressboard and melamine plastic (the knobs might be wood - maybe). All if it. Evidently this cabinet HAD been made of pine at some point, but for cheapness' sake a very cute piece is now being produced in cardboard and resin. And no-one at Overstock bothered to check or update the website, or they figured people won't notice or care - especially since the "weathered" finish isn't distressed, it is a solid coat of paint to cover the pressboard. Too bad my new "pine" cabinet may last a year or two, before it starts to look like *&&^% the way MDF does after it gets nicked up. I'd send it straight back except I used glue in the assembly before I realized this thing was ALL pressboard - not even the doors are wood.
Personally I am back to shopping thrift or outlet stores if I need WOOD furniture, so I can take a hard look at what I am buying and don't have to worry about whatever environmental toxins may be in Chinese pressboard. Guess thrift stores and yard sales are the only way to buy WOOD furniture anymore if you are on a tight budget, unless I build it myself.