The image of this bench looks great and the dimensions were just what I was looking for. Once I received product and started assembly, I quickly learned that looks can be deceiving. Most of assembly requires two people; the pre-drilled holes don't align properly; back board is thin pasteboard; the top lid or back rail piece is warped, or not fitted properly, so there is visible space left; you have to be real careful when inserting screws because boards will crack/split; also, finish on wood can be easily scratched, so avoid placing assembly tools on bench. I don't think this product is worth the money I paid, nor, do I think it will stand up over time.
I bought this bench to go in our Master Bath. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy. I would say to pay attention to the dimensions. I looked at them but didn't pay it much mind....and the bench is small! It would be great in a small space, small bath or kids room. In general, love it but wish it was bigger. My fault for not checking more carefully...but would definitely recommend to a friend.
I bought it for my entryway but it kind of looks dwarfed. The side panel I received was missing the holes to attach it to the bench. So I called the company and received a new one a few days later. The baskets are actually starting to leave brown marks on the white of the bench from getting pulled in and out though. Personally I wouldn't buy them again since it looks so small, but thats my own fault. I wouldn't actually sit on it though. I'm very small (under 100 lbs) and it actually feels like it dips under my weight.
This is a good bench for a small space. I do home staging for a business that renovates and sells houses. I placed this bench in the entry way where is was a perfect fit. The buyer liked the bench so much that he requested it be included with the sale of the house! It was a bit tricky to assemble but eventually my handyman was able to put it together.
Bought a cushion for seating, and love the storage cubbies as well as the space underneath for shoes (used boot tray to catch snow & dirt). Bought the hanging cubby with hooks. Love both pieces as they provide a lot of storage and love feeling organized.
I was delighted with this product. I've never had a flat pack item that was so easy to put together. The bench is very good quality and looks great. The delivery extremely quick (quicker than some deliveries within the UK). I would highly recommend this product and company.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very well made
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Ver accurate
I'm so glad I purchased this bench. It fits perfectly in my entryway as my entryway is smaller in size. The bench was very easy to assemble (I assembled it by myself in about 30-40 mins). It was a little tricky getting the backing in place (as its made out of a corkboard-type material), but I finally managed it (the piece is located behind the baskets. Can't see it in photo). I would say the price is a little steep for the product, but I'm very happy for the functionality and size. I use the baskets underneath to store socks to walk around the house (I don't like to walk through the house with shoes on. Shoes track in everything from outside). It compliments my decor quite well. Thanks Overstock!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true to color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very sturdy bench. I'm not that big (5'2", 105 lbs), but I'm sure it could hold more weight.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate description
you say the dimensions are "36 inches wide x 14.25 inches deep"... I have ordered this bench and would like to have a cushion made for it. Do you know how deep the actual seat is (minus the back piece of wood)?icakelady on Mar 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
the actual seat is 36" wide x 12.75" deep.icakelady on Mar 12, 2013
Thank you for your question. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 13, 2013
What is the weight limit for this bench? Will is hold 200 lbs?naws on Feb 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I would like to use this as a guest book. If people write on this with sharpie will it stay? Or would I have to re-lacquer its surface?plinababez on Jan 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We would recommend this bench to be re-lacquered to hold the marker well. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 8, 2013
I see that the height of the bench is 28.5 inches. I am assuming that that is the height measured to the top of the seat back, but what is the height of the seat part (measured from the floor)? In other words, what is the height of the part you actually sit on?lizindia on Jun 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
36 inches wide x 14.25 inches deep x 28.5 inches tall
18.75 inch seat height.
Baskets are 15 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 7 inches tall..overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 2, 2012
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