This is a very attractive bench that is scaled perfectly for smaller spaces. The height from the ground is good...no pressure on the back of your thighs as a result of your legs hanging in the air. The depth of the seat is appropriate and the height of the back reaches just the right spot to support your back without putting pressure on your upper shoulders and neck. We placed this bench in our front garden and have received a number of compliments. It is very easy to construct. The directions are not very clear but since there are so few parts to assemble, you can quickly figure it out.
I read the reviews before purchase and found the bench to be exactly what I expected. The wood is dry and applying a preservative for outdoor furniture with "marine" on the label is simple; as the reviews I read recommended, this should be done periodically to protect the wood from weather. This product arrived very quickly, was undamaged, and had all the parts. I bought new cushions but had old standard sized cushions I could easily have used.
The bench was delivered quickly, very easy to put together, even came with the necessary wrench for assembly. It is sturdy and looks great outside of our home. The wood is a little more porous that teak but overall a good value for the money. I would certainly recommend this to anyone!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product quality was exactly as expected. The bench is sturdy and was easy to put together
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Product was described accurately
Overall great bench. Two seater, made well. I used it on my front stoop and it makes a nice appearance for a front entrance. I hung a couple of planters from my awning, the look is very inviting. I'd like to order another for my small garden along with a hanging lantern. So pretty I want to find a place for another maybe with a hanging lantern and some potted flowers you can really give a small space the look of a cozy retreat. Love it , love it ! Dont hesitate to buy one or more at this price. Easy to assemble as well.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. . I was surprised with the quality for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Right at the outset, I should have known something was wrong with this shipment. The packing styrofoam was taped to the *outside* of the shipping carton. Once opened, it was clear that Overstock had shipped me a returned item, as all of the pieces were just thrown in the box without any packing material to protect them. Nonetheless, I assembled the bench, which took awhile because some of the bolts, holes etc didn't line up very well. Anyway it was soon clear why this bench had been returned: one of the stiles (vertical boards) on the seat back was extremely dark which created a jarring mismatch in appearance. I should have returned it too, but it's such a colossal hassle to do so, and I didn't have any packing material (the styrofoam taped to the exterior of the box being a bad joke). So instead I experimented with wood stain, trying to stain the other stiles to match.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Extremely irregular
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Variable at best
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not particularly relevant.
We ordered this bench because it was exactly the size we needed to fit inside our arbor. The color and finish look really nice. The bench is quite sturdy and is comfortable to sit in. It looks contemporary, yet traditional in our garden setting. Assembling the bench was exactly like they said, and it was easy. I would definitely order this again.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes, the color was exactly the same, and matched our arbor perfectly.
- How is the quality of the product? Very sturdy, and the finish is nice.
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes, the description was accurately described.
This a great bench. The true color of the bench is tad bit darker. It is well-built and seems as though it will last. My only complaint is that it is a bit tricky to put together. Im not saying it is hard, and it can be done, however, it is a bit difficult. Also, the shipping time was very slow. Overall, this is a great deal and I highly recommend.
The bench looks nice and is comfortable. But, the screws sent with it to put it together are so week that the hex head slots stripped out and it was very difficult to get them in, or to get them tight enough. I recommend that anyone purchasing this bench purchase replacement screw, as I had to do.
This bench was extremely easy to put together..in fact, my 9 year old did most of it as a learning project. 8 simple screws! I think for the price that I purchased it at, the bech was a good deal; however, I would not have paid full price at a store for same. There are many scratches that were stained over...given that it will age with time, I did not let it bother me. Product was made in foreign country. Picture only diagrams. Should include that screws will need to be checked for tightness to maintain integrity and strength of bench.
This bench is a great value, and I wouldn't expect it to be exceptional quality. It seems very well made, but many of the edges are rough. I may give it a coat of sealer before winter so that it stays nice because the finish doesn't seem to be top quality. It is a beautiful bench overall, and I am definately glad I bought it.
My bench looks great sitting in a garden of Victoria Blue salvia and orange marigolds. It was easy to assemble, could use a little more detail sanding; the wood was a little rough in some spots. I followed the instructions to rub the bench with marine teak oil to help preserve the look. I think this also helped the rough spots, as well. The bench is sturdy and exactly like the photo displayed online. I couldn't be happier with it.