Several Great Things!
April 9, 2012
So I really liked the look of this crib online, but wanted to get a feel for it in person. Unfortunately, there was nowhere around me that sells it retail. However, I was able to look at some other Bonavita brand cribs and thought they were really nice, sturdy, and well made.
First of all, the color on this crib is basically perfectly depicted in the picture, that said, it really depends on if the coloring in your computer screen is good.
Next, the crib arrived at my house 6 days after ordering it, and I thought it was going to take 4-6 weeks!! That was a pleasant surprise! It arrived in a very large box, obviously, and was what I would call "over-packaged"! The only reason I don't like that is dealing with the garbage/mess afterward, otherwise, it's a wonderful thing in order to keep the pieces from being scratched or dented - none of which were our pieces!!
One other thing I would mention is that the picture they have on this website is a little different than what our crib ended up looking like. I don't know if the stickers marking top and bottom of the long sides were misplaced, but I don't think it would have mattered. Anyway, the sides(front and back) that you would reach over to pick up your baby do not sit as high as they do in this picture. I saw a picture on another website which actually shows better where they end up. That is kids and cribs. I actually like this better than having them up higher, I think it will make getting my child out of the crib easier! - I am due in 3 months.
One more thing, as my husband was attaching the last bolt to the nutsert attached to the crib side, something was either stripped or the nutsert failed to stay attached. This is the main reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Since it was the last one and on the back of the crib(it will be in a corner) we are just going to drill a pilot hole through the side piece and into the back and attach a wood screw in order to stabilize it.
Pros:color, style, size, material it is made out of- solid hardwood, fast shipping, quality product, storage drawer
Cons:looks a little different than picture, one piece of bad hardware, should just use phillips head bolts instead of allen wrench head bolts.