Ashley Furniture - This Furniture Is Trash
Bedroom - Complaint
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA -- I bought a bedroom set for a client. I am a property manager for a non profit. I wanted to buy actual furniture, not IKEA from China stuff. And I wanted to go get it quickly. Nowadays everything is on line and I can't seem to find a furniture store that actually carries inventory. But the furniture expo in Oxnard advised that they could get this furniture quickly for me which they did. Not having seen it other than in pictures, I asked the salesman about the quality and he told me it was middle of the road which was about what I wanted.
So the furniture was delivered. It was nicely boxed up and I loaded a full bedroom set in my pickup and took it to our building to move into the client's apartment. This stuff was the absolute cheapest crap I have ever seen. The exterior of the cabinets including drawer fronts was 1/2" thick MDF, which is a composite of wood dust. The drawers themselves were the same material, maybe 1/8" thick. They had a photograph of wood grain on them. Ugly and tacky. One of the drawer fronts was already cracked. The only wood in the entire product was the wood used as a base for the box to ship the stuff in.
I cannot imagine selling this stuff to anyone. I cannot understand what it must feel like to work in a factory making it. To know that what you are making will probably only hold together for a year after which it will wind up in a landfill.
DO NOT BUY ASHLEY FURNITURE. AND DO NOT BUY FURNITURE WITHOUT SEEING IT PERSONALLY. IKEA in the box put it together yourself stuff, puts Ashley to shame!!!