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 was just what I wanted, but once we got it I quickly realized it was extremely cheap materials. It was very difficult to assemble, even with two people. We screwed at least one screw through the finish on the top, but there was really no better way to put it together, so you just have to be so careful. I was also paranoid about scratching the wood because it just seemed so cheap. I think I'm definitely going to coat the whole thing with polyurethane to help protect it. I don't want to bother sending it back but I wouldn't buy it again if I had the option.
I wish it would let me post pics!! My five year old put this together for me! Granted he is very smart. But he is still five. Assembly is simple. I like how it looks. IT would be perfect for a nursery. Its very small. But adorable. Obviously its so cheap cas its not real solid wood. But all in all I think this a simple and cute accent piece.
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.
I don't know what "frost white" is. Would you describe this item as a bright white, antique white or closer to a cream?dcgreenberg on Apr 20, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us dcgreenberg. It is more of a bright white. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 22, 2014
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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