My wife and I weren’t thrilled with the standard changing table options. We’re about useful pieces of furniture and an open bottomed changing table didn’t fit our requirements. I searched around online and found the Savannah Changing Table in Espresso by South Shore. It looked like a good value for the price, and I don’t mind assembling furniture so we decided to give it a try. I’m very happy we did.
My Advice For Particle Board Type Furniture:
- Lay everything out ahead of time, like pieces with like pieces. It takes extra time up front, but you save time as you put the piece together.
- Don’t move particle board based furniture around a lot, and when you need to move it use carpet sliders. Moving inexpensive furniture has always caused me more problems than the furniture is worth.
- Read and re-read the instructions. They’re usually clear if you pay attention.
- Take your time!
Overall, the Savannah Changing Table looks great. The instructions are clear. All parts are packaged well (Amazon shipped it in its original packaging which is well protected) and required only a hammer and a screwdriver for assembly. I expected to take over three hours to assemble the Savannah Changing Table, but I knocked it out in an easier-than-expected 2:15. That time includes my mix up of how to face the rear part of one of the drawers. The back “cardboard” pieces fit the unit well. Be careful with the finishing nails used on the back of the unit or you can miss your intended target and crack the interior finish.
My biggest dislike with the South Shore Savannah Changing Table is the bottom finishing piece and how it attached to the sides. It uses a plastic connector that hammers in. I had a difficult time trying to get the trim piece flush with the sides. Ultimately, I’d rather have some sort of bracket that uses screws for attaching the piece. It’s a minor issue for the value. Overall, I’m happy with our new changing table.
Fully assembled it looks great and the finish matches our Graco Lauren Crib (also in Espresso)!
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