vondJuly 21, 2021
I'm not a distinguished connoisseur of furnishing items and the like, but I can definitely say that I am thoroughly pleased with the build quality and look/appeal of this hook rack. When I opened the box, I was immediately greeted with the scent of semi-fresh wood-stain, which made it very clear that this slab of wood was very recently a mere slab of unshaped wood on a carpenters lathe somewhere, and that they were indeed made by hand. The wood itself was almost perfectly flat, and there were no knots or any unsightly flaws within the wood. Of course, that was BEFORE I nudged it off my counter and dinged a corner during the mounting process *curses*. The ONLY gripe that I made to myself when examining the craftsmanship was that they didn't do their due diligence to do the last few passes over the woods surface with some 600-1000+ grit sand paper to really make the varnish shine. Granted, that's more than likely on the account that they're selling these things for a mere $25, so they're not going to spend extra time making it shiny. Otherwise, I'd be leaving a review for a $45-60 coat rack instead.
INSTALLATION: While packaging was somewhat lacking, the installation hardware that came with it was perfectly suitable (although I would suggest drywall anchors if you can't find that conveniently placed-stud). In the proper hands with the proper tools, you can have it leveled and mounted to your wall in under 10 minutes.
Buy it, mount it, put a bunch of coats and hats on it, then stand there for 5 minutes or so to marvel at their handiwork and yours. That's what I did :)