Bench comes with instructions that are incredibly easy to follow - not just pictures but actual written instructions! I actually put it together myself without my husband having to explain them a single time. We've used for less than a week but so far quality appears decent for the price. There was one small scratch/dent when it arrived but it is underneath so you can't see it. Cushion appears to be wipeable with a damp cloth and almost appears to be vinyl. I'll probably make a cover for it to add some pizazz to the entryway nice the cushion is just a neutral tan color. Bench can carry loads up to 240 pounds which is nice and works for our household but it'd be nice if that feature was described online too.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color of bench is as appears on screen/described.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. We've used for less than a week but so far quality appears decent.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I own a townhouse that doesn't have a foyer, so this was purchased to have some place to put boots and shoes while not clogging up the entry door. It certainly fits the bill. I'm a DIY person and assembled it myself in less than an hour. It seems sturdy even to handle the traffic in my household.
This is perfect for my child to use .. It is not to high and not to big. It was easy to put together. The color was more black at least that is what it looks like to me.. I was very happy with it and all the pieces came to put it together with ..
This bench was just the right size for the space I have. Wanted to try to start the habit of removing shoes and putting on slippers when entering the house. This was easy to put together, did it by myself in 2 hrs. We now have a place to sit right by the door and the shoes/slippers are neatly stored almost out of sight.
This is a very nice little bench with storage cubicles under the seat, however it is small. Make sure to read the dimensions before purchasing because you may be disappointed with the size. I bought it for something to sit on in the bedroom while putting on socks, etc., and it's even a tad small for me @ 5'3". My husband @ 6'4" finds it difficult to bend down to use and would rather stand. The cushion is very hard, and a little like the material of a shower curtain, which is nice if you are going to use it for a child's room. I ended up putting it in my granddaughter's room and it fits perfectly there. It's a great window seat, she loves putting her shoes in the cubicles and we are overall pleased. There is also a Velcro strap for the cushion so it doesn't slip off. I find that to be a nice feature so the little ones aren't able to fall off the cushion.
The box went through a beating in the shipment which is the primary reason for the low number of stars. It looks exactly as it appears in the photo. It's nothing spectacular. There were dents in the partial board upon receiving it but nothing major. I didn't want to wait to return it. Assembly is simple, the cushion is ok, but can always be changed.
Can't beat this value. It is the perfect size bench for an entry...just the place to have a cushioned seat, remove your street shoes or boots, and store them in the cubbies below. (I placed some carpet remnants in the bottom of the cubbies to absorb any dirt or moisture from shoes. I may eventually cover the seat cushion with a coordinating fabric). I heartily recommend this well-designed storage bench...a terrific value.
This bench is nice and sturdy. Works perfect in the space I intended it for. The first bench I received got damaged in shipping (was not packaged securely). After notifying Overstock, they sent a replacement bench that I received in just a few days...no hassle. The second bench was packaged a lot better. Love it!
I was a lil hesitant to buy this not knowing weight limit and so on. I hate shoes just sitting by the door looking tacky. So I got it! Its listed on two other sites *****, ****** and ******* all over $$$ same item same color. I love that overstock was cheaper. My hubby put it together in about 35min. I have two sons a 6yr old about 90lbs and a 4yrs old 47lbs. They both have sat on it at the same time while ive put their shoes on or coats. My 4 year old son loves it he said "mom its soft to sit on" lol Im glad he runs in to sit down and take his own shoes up up to set under the bench all by his self. We got a hanger rack to go above it for $$ on over stock. It matches perfectly and so far has held up to 7 winter coats my purse.The bench I know can take weight because I am 165lbs 5'6 and I sit on it. My hubby is 184 and he has sat on it. He did put wood glue between the screws im not sure if that helped but either was I'm very satisfied with this item Oh one more thing you can unzip the cushion to wash the fabric if needed pretty cool Hope this info helped ^ _^
This is a wonderful piece if you have kids. I purchased baskets for them to store winter stuff and summer stuff in. The only thing I did not like is the seat cushion is really cheap--thin and the fabric is something that doesn't come clean so I am going to have someone cover it for me. Otherwise great piece.
I wanted something on the smaller side to put my shoes in for my NY apt and I found it. It's a miracle that I was able to put this bench together, not that it was too difficult, simply because I would of given this task to someone else in the past. Quality is ok, and it serves it's purpose. Looks good by my front door, I sit and put my dirty snow boots on and get to hide them in the cubbies when I'm done. Very good, for the price.
I found this exactly as described. The pieces were in bags separately to help with assembly. Did not take long; under an hour with two people. The cushion is of a material that can be wiped clean fairly easily. The height of the shelves would allow for boots or you could separate them with a mini shelf and make two compartments as I did on one side to allow for two layers of shoes.
This product is very difficult to assemble, the instructions are confusing. The particle board is hollow wood, not even pressboard, and while the item appears sturdy I would be nervous if anyone over 200lbs sat on it. It looks nice and the cushion is ok. Would not buy it again.