I was excited to get this for tabletop play with my son. I had lots of magnetic play planned, but the magnetic portion doesn’t really work. Even strong magnets won’t stay put— the only one we’ve found is a very thin, very lightweight magnet. It’s a little cumbersome to switch out the inserts. Overall not really what I was expecting.
It is a no all the way around for me. Not impressed at all. From the quality to the design everything is poorly executed.
The easel could be better. The different panels are difficult to slide into place. The chalk board panel is very rough and hard to write on. The wooden frame of the easel is also rough. I wouldn't recommend it.
This has lots of bumps in the wood, some areas of the wood that are splintered slightly, and you can see the nails which I wasn’t expecting. The blackboard is clearly painted as you can see areas around the edge where they missed and it looks a bit messy and unfinished and wasn’t too easy to use chalk on. The acrylic board you need a heat gun or hairdryer to open it and I have neither and wish that that was mentioned in the listing description. When I opened the box there was a screw rolling around on the bottom. The magnetic board is basically non existent and won’t work with common magnetic toys like connetix. Only extremely strong magnets and I haven’t found any in my home that work on it.
Edit: Customer service is amazing! They reached out to me and worked this. This is one of the pros to going with a small business compared to ordering from Amazon.