Guidecraft Toys: Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Review and Giveaway

GUIDECRAFT TOYS
Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Set
Product Review and Giveaway


I am so lucky to be able to review another wonderful item of children's furniture from Guidecraft.  If you missed my other review, check it out HERE. Guidecraft has built its good name with over 40 years in the school supply industry and now carries a wonderful line of quality toys  and furniture for children of all ages. 


The Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Set arrived (once again, less than a week after being shipped) on our front porch in a huge box. All of the pieces and parts were wrapped separately and packaged so as to reduce any chance of damage during the shipping process. There were a few chunks of styrofoam to prevent the items from shifting around inside the box, but overall, most of the packaging was able to be recycled. 


Time to put it all together: Once I unpacked all of the pieces and gathered the appropriate tools (a phillips head screwdriver), it only took me about 30 minutes to assemble all three pieces. The chairs were a bit more complicated, requiring both screws and bolts, but the diagram on the assembly instructions was clear and the parts were all clearly marked (on the wrappers, so I didn't have to go and scrape stickers off of every piece). So even with the help of an almost 3 year old, we were able to assemble them without issue. (OK, Ophelia kept stashing screws and we had to keep finding them. Use a toddler as your helper at your own risk.) The table went together in less than 5 minutes. Super easy. 

Guidecraft: Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Set

Ophelia could barely contain herself as the items came together. She kept naming the animals that are beautifully carved in relief and hand painted on the chair backs and seats and on the table top. "There are lions and caribou deer and monkeys and leopards and bears..." The hand painted scenes are adorable, with Noah and animals in his ark under a rainbow, lions on one chair, deer on the other chair, and a variety of items on the table top. 

The chairs are heavy (about 10-12 pounds each) and sturdily built, but not so heavy that Ophelia can't maneuver them wherever she needs them. The table is also very sturdy and it has a very cool feature that I have not seen on other kid tables: a removable center panel with a storage bag under it! It's like a secret cubby. And Ophelia filled it up at once with all of her most prized possessions.  Not only is this table & chair set great for hiding your secret stash, it will be great for activities, snack time, reading, and in our house will double as a bedside table - as it is in Ophelia's room, right next to her bed. 


Ophelia telling me how much she loves her new table & chairs.

I am very pleased with both the look and the quality of this table & chairs set. The hand painted Noah's Ark motif is really cute and is suitable for either a boy or a girl and the quality of construction is top notch. There are no wobbly legs or delaminating going on with this set! And when I asked Ophelia if she liked it? "I really like it. I think I'm going to have to eat my breakfast in here now!" 

The Table & Chairs Set is one item in a fantastic collection of children's furniture from Guidecraft. The entire Noah's Ark Collection includes: Toy Box, Storage Step-Up, Book Display, Table & Chairs, Extra Chairs, Table Lamp, and Rocking Chair. You can purchase any of these items at Guidecraft or at any of their authorized retailers

Guidecraft: Noah's Ark Collection

The Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Set retails for $185 (USD).

WIN A NOAH'S ARK TABLE & CHAIRS SET

Courtesy of Guidecraft, one of my lucky readers is going to win a Noah's Ark Table & Chairs Set

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Disclaimer: This review and giveaway is sponsored by Guidecraft, who provided me with the item above in order to write this review. The review is my honest opinion based on my experience using the product and has not been reviewed or edited by Guidecraft.

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