Rated 5 out of 5 by truknight everything you want to know
had to wait three months for this, but im glad I did, its beautiful. it looks exactly as pictured. the finish on the piece has that nice, rich, shiny dark reddish-brown color to it. it matches the raffles tables very nicely. also the top is open, unclosed and unfinished, so don't plan on setting anything on top of it cause you cant. if you got creative you might could set some fake plants down inside the top, or use it to hide things in plain sight.
now here are some additional things you will want to know that aren't in the description: it comes in 3 boxes on a pallet; 2 boxes containing a pair of columns and one box for the top, bottom and shelves. they are packed well and even tho one box had a good dent in it, the contents were undamaged.
the assembly instructions need to be more detailed tho, and didn't cover some things like the insertion of the wooden pegs into the columns before screwing them in. it also uses an allen wrench, so you will want to have a hex head bit set for your screwdriver to make it easier on yourself. you should also assemble this laying flat and face up on the floor and then stand it up.
I had no issues with the shelf pin holes being too small, half of them went in easily and the rest just required some gentle persuasion with my hammer. the weight rating of the glass shelves isn't listed, but using a web calculator to estimate the strength, they should hold a fair bit. there are fourteen adjustment holes for the shelves, seven above and seven below the column division, with about a two inch spacing. id have preferred wooden shelves, and four not three, but that's a minor thing. on balance, I have no regrets.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by fortsidney overall pleased with the Broadgate Presentation Case.
Very well packaged. Assembly was not too difficult. My main disappointment was in the fact that the pre-drilled holes for the shelf supports were too small for the shelf support pins. Therefore unable to place the shelves at desired location unless I drilled holes larger. Overall quality is good, but not without imperfections in the wood. I would expect a little better quality control for furniture of this price. My wife is pleased, therefore I am.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RavenMuse Absolutely beautiful
Very stunning, well made, and beautiful Presentation case.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Somia Broadgate shelve
It is surely a beautiful replica. The only drawback was that the holes to hold the glass shelves were too small, and drilling was required. This product is recommendable.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sully Absolutely Beautiful!
I looked at this for 2 years, wanting it, but did not have a place to put it. Finally, we found a place for it and I was able to order it and we just love it. The detail is fantastic and it is a true show piece.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sayra This product is stunning!!
I cant say how I love it!!it is something uniqe!!I strongly recommended
September 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rosebud This product is beautiful.
I love this case the detail is wonderful. The only thing is is wish it was lighted from above and the cord could be run thru one of the columns to the floor to be pluged in.
December 13, 2011