Frustrated w/Kids furniture
I am trying to find a bedroom set for my soon to be 3 year old girl who is still in her crib. (I have been looking for awhile). I like the look of Hooker Smartkids furniture - swedish collection. It's white, very girly and detailed but different from most of what I see in stores and on line. I finally found a store that had a couple of pieces for me to check out. I was able to see a tall chest and an open night stand. The pieces look pretty but the quality just isn't there. Drawers have stops but no glides. I can live with that. But the bottoms of the drawers are of very thin plywood. When I pressed down with my hand I could feel it give and felt the support below. When I took the drawer out and turned it over I could see that it was glued in very sloppily. Anyway, I could go on but I'm sure you get the picture.
After I left store #1, I went to store #2. They had on the floor furniture by a company called Oak Designs. The quality of this furniture is superb. The drawers very sturdy with thick solid wood. They had glides and stops. It is better that what I'd be willing to settle for. However, it has that Pottery Barn look that is everywhere and does not appeal to me.
I know this is a really subjective question, but does anyone know of pretty girls furniture other than the general lot (Stanley, Lea etc.)? Should I take a chance on the Hooker Smartkids?
Here is a link that might be useful: Hooker Smartkids Furniture