We searched nearly every store within a 60 mile radius looking for some black parson chairs. They are not too difficult to find, but the quality of most is lacking! The various problems with the ones in stores were: (1) If you leaned back in the seat, the chair would flex, (2) We could feel the frame of the seat when we sat down, (3) The seat had no support (just material suspended), (4) The material was thin, (5) The chairs were "dainty"...we wanted something more substantial to match our rustic table. Every single chair we found had something wrong with it. As you can imagine, I was terrified of ordering chairs online, but I did not want to have to drive 2.5 hours to Dallas/Ft. Worth to scour their stores!!!
The reviews here were awesome, so I took a chance and ordered all 6 chairs. It took about a week for them to arrive. I put one together with no issues. I was expecting it to be difficult after reading some of the reviews, but it really was no big deal.
I was immediately giddy with excitement after the chair was together and I checked them out. They are exactly what we were looking for!!!!!! We would have purchased these in the store if we had found them. They are sturdy, and more cushioned than any chair we found locally. They are fairly substantial and match our table very well. I was concerned about the cherry wood not matching the finish of our table, but it was a near perfect match. (You can do a internet search for xxx dining table to see what we put these with.)
My only semi-complaint is that the chairs are not leather. They are "leatherette" according to the instruction manual and looking up the model number of the chairs. (They are made by Coaster.) The material IS nice and thick, though. From what I read about leatherette, it is more durable, easier to care for, and will not get the worn look that leather does. If that is the case, it is a plus as we have two dogs and two young boys!
My husband put together the other 5 chairs as he loves to put stuff together (and uses any excuse to use his tools.) He had to re-drill or re-thread a couple of the holes. (He has some special tool for doing this on metal. I'll update this review when I get the info from him.)
Overall, I am very happy with our purchase. I am also EXTREMELY impressed with the customer service department of Overstock. Buy with confidence. :)
Bought the chairs in Oct 08, and when they arrived one chair's seat upholstery had several folds along the front radius. Through time they eventually cracked and separated, and now the chair is ready for the scrap yard.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? fair
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I have sat on many a chair and these are stylish AND comfy! I wanted a contemporary look in black which is much more difficult than you would imagine. I wanted my guest to enjoy their meal in comfort and not feel like they had to get up because the chairs were hard. These chairs are perfect and highly recommend them.
We have been shopping for chairs for months and were skeptical about ordering them online due to concerns with comfort. Well let me tell you, these chairs are AMAZING. They were relatively easy to assemble (note: bags of skrews marked wrong so check the inventory sheet and match up sizes). Order with confidence, they are really great chairs and the price is great too. I've sat on many a chair twice this price and not nearly as comfy. They look great in our dining room. Worth it, trust me!
This chair was EXACTLY what I was looking for: Black leather, solid construction, and very comfy. The assembly was much easier once I purchased a hex nut driver for my power drill (set clutch low though so you dont over tighten). The chairs only had a slight "new" smell, nothing unpleasant at all. They are very roomy, and substainial looking, and went perfect with our new back rubthrough table and buffets. The picture here does not do them justice at all.
The instructions are absolutely useless, to the point of almost making the product unusable. But more so than that, the hardware and holes are so bad that it is nearly impossible to get all bolts in straight, correctly and fully. If you want to save yourself some headaches don't buy these chairs.
Purchased these chairs to go with a Cherry table with a black pedestal. I couldn't be happier with how these chairs matched our table. The legs match the table almost identically. Very happy with the overall quality for the price. The assembly was straight forward with no issues. The chairs are very comfortable and the seat is very cushiony.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect color match to our cherry table with a black pedestal.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very happy with the quality of the chairs.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description of chairs is accurate
I agree with the other reviewers who commented on the "puffy" seats making the chairs look more casual and less formal. I also think that the reddish color of the wooden legs takes away for a formal look. They look more red in person than in the photos. But they are solid sturdy chairs and I've decided to cover them with a tailored slipcover and hopefully that will make them seem more formal.
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