Large 3D Red Barn Stand-Up
Waste of time and money
Summary: too flimsy to really work -- but at least Oriental Trading did right by us.
This barn arrived missing two pieces, and with some damage to corners that may have come from shipping. We got it only two days before our event, and began to assemble it the next day. When we discovered the missing pieces, Oriental said it was too late to ship us replacements so they gave us a partial credit and told us to rig it to make it work.
About 1/3 of the plastic clips used to secure the pieces together were broken when we opened the bag. Many of them broke while using them, or would snap out with the slightest movement of the rest of the barn as we assembled it. We had to use tons of duct tape on the inside to keep it together. The doors, which were not affected by the missing pieces, sagged and made for awkward pictures. In the end, we used it, but only after headaches and hassles, and we had to keep telling the kids not to touch it!
When I called Oriental Trading the second time, they were great about it, issued a full credit, and sent me a pre-paid shipping label to return it. I give them credit for that!
February 24, 2014
This is a peice
Wow, I bought this for a farm to table themed event for a dog food release activation. This is a giant piece of garbage. It shipped to my office in broken, beat up parts and has 22 steps to set up. I couldn't figure out step 1 because of the poor instructions and the lack of identifiable cardboard pieces. Do not buy!
February 7, 2014
Not worth it
Very cheap. Not very sturdy. Not worth that price. Will be hard to reuse once take down.
December 18, 2013