« Tactical ShootingHandle For Precision Control and Long Range Shooting Support The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government » 3 thoughts on “Viper Metropolitan Sisal Fiber Bristle Dartboard Cabinet, Oak Finish” 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful Good but it would have been so easy for this to have been a 5-star, February 28, 2014 By V. Hanes – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Viper Metropolitan Sisal Fiber Bristle Dartboard Cabinet (Sports) Pro: It’s made of wood, not veneer, so it’s nice and solid. (The back is a thin composite board but that’s to be expected. No complaint here.) Pro: Once cleaned up (see below) and installed, it looks good on the wall, opened or closed. Pro: The bottom storage section is nice and roomy. Con: The installation template is a good idea. One that actually works for this particular cabinet would be better. The included template was done with a different cabinet in mind as it completely did not fit this one at all if one tried to follow their instructions. The template is wider than it is tall whereas the interior of the cabinet is taller than it is wide so the drill holes one was to mark on the template were above and below the template when it was laid on the cabinet as directed. The paper itself was the perfect size for the cabinet though so I was able to flip it over, lay it on the back of the cabinet so the long direction was vertical just like the cabinet, mark where the board support screws were, then mark the drill holes. Hey presto. But I can’t think of any real reason for them not to print a suitable template for this style cabinet on the back of the existing template with the instructions ‘If you have Cabinet A, use Template A. If you have Cabinet B, use Template B.’ Dual-sided printing is not that much more expensive than single-sided printing these days. Con: Arriving with hand prints all over it seems like a minor thing to be annoyed with but as a customer, I expect new items to look new, to be clean on arrival. But I wasn’t terribly surprised as I’d already seen other reviewers also received ‘printed’ cabinets as well. This points to a simple lack of care on the packaging end. It would cost them nothing but a few seconds per cabinet to fix. Con: It’s a little thing but if you’re going to include a dry erase marker with a magnet on it, at least use a magnet strong enough to hold the weight of that little marker. And yes, I tried attaching it to the metal hinge as shown in the photo. Not even close. Neutral: Another ‘as other reviewers noted’ comment is that the doors don’t quite close all the way with the board inside. To be fair, I didn’t order a Viper board and theirs may be thinner than the Winmau Blade IV I did order. I’m not holding the doors not closing against them, I’m just mentioning it here to others who are interested in this cabinet to be aware that this may happen, depending on the kind of board they have. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 18 of 20 people found the following review helpful Great dartboard cabinet, arrived damaged, October 8, 2013 By bigtrees – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Viper Metropolitan Sisal Fiber Bristle Dartboard Cabinet (Sports) The dartboard cabinet is well made and looks stylish. The dry erase marker is a nice touch to help keep the room clean. I like the dart storage area very much. The problem with this dartboard cabinet is the box that it is package in does not adequately protect it during shipping, and the warehouse doesn’t repackage it into a proper box, which allowed it to get damaged in transit. The item needs better protection than the manufactures box in order to protect it during transit. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Great cabinet . . . unless you actually want the doors to close, January 26, 2015 By N. Byrnes (New Braunfels, TX) – This review is from: Viper Metropolitan Sisal Fiber Bristle Dartboard Cabinet (Sports) I Bought the Metropolitan Dart Board Solid Wood Cabinet for Bristle Dart Boards in Cinnamon. PROBLEM: The dartboard cabinet does NOT fit a normal dartboard inside it and allow the doors to close. There’s clearly a design flaw here; they forgot to consider the depth of the scoreboard & outcharts mounted on the inside of the doors when calculating the required depth of the inside of the cabinet; as a result it comes up 1/8-1/4 of an inch shy of the space required. In order for the dartboard to fit, the scoreboards MUST be removed from the inside of each door. ATTACHED PICTURE: shows the difference after I removed the scoreboard from the right side, while the 1/4″ outchart remained mounted on the left door…it’s rather significant SOLUTION: After removing both the boards, I tediously peeled off the white outchart & scoreboard sticky-backed-plastic from their boards and stuck them directly onto the wood doors, then drilled the screw holes deeper (as not to split the wood) and put the screws back in the holes, re-securing them on the doors. Now they close fine. They peel up a little on the edges but the screws should keep them from peeling too much. INTERESTING FACT & LIKELY SOURCE OF THE MANUFACTURING ISSUE: both the 1/4 wood pieces from which the outchart and scoreboard were peeled were obviously just scrap from different sources – one was unfinished plywood and the other was plywood with colored slick veneer on each side.Notably, in the pictures I saw on Hayneedle website (where I bought mine), the outchart & score appear to be baked onto 1/8″ masonite-boards (vice stickers on 1/4″ plywood); So perhaps is just Luck of the Draw whether you get a cabinet that closes, because they cannot bother to quality-control check their scoreboards/outcharts manufacturers. PROs: Aside from this, the cabinet itself is very nice; the cinnamon finish matches old homes hardwood well. FOR THOSE WHO WANT SIZING SPECIFICS: The actual interior depth of the cabinet is 2 1/8 inches. Dartboards are listed as 1.5in deep but that does not include the number ring mounted on the front and the screw sticking out the back which puts it around 2 inches total. That leaves 1/8 of an inch between the front of the dartboard and the solid wood door. This would be an viable amount of space, however 1/4 inch plywood boards for the scoreboard & outchart are mounted to the inside of the wood door, taking up 1/8 inch too much, and thus do not allow the doors to close. —> 1/4 in more space is needed for a viable commercial design, however 1/8th is the minimum required to at least get the doors to shut, although the scoreboard would press up against the dartboard which would not be ideal. This would get 5 stars if I didn’t have to spend hours figuring out a workaround to their design & quality control oversights. Hope this helps. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.