Excellent chairs, but be careful with the screw dead center that holds the back of the chair to the frame. If you screw it in all the way, you will split the wood. Realistically this screw should be about 1cm shorter to prevent potential damage, but it's the same length as the other two that hold the frame to the back.
We are very happy with our purchase. The chairs are extremely sturdy and are exactly as pictured. They are living in a home with two small children, and have not shown too much wear and tear so far, which is a definite plus. They also were very straightforward and quick to assemble. We own 6 and are quite pleased! I also appreciate that overstock has been carrying these exact chairs for several years. It makes it very easy to order more when we decide we need to expand our set.
I bought 6 chairs, (boxes of 2) for my sons family which includes 2 very active and rough kids. I've waited a year to write the review as I am here a year later now and can tell you that they are very sturdy and worth the price and probably more. I asked my daughter in law to write the review by the site didn't allow it so I had to wait and see for myself before giving my stamp of approval. I would recommend them to everyone. Since they are black you can add any color of tablecloth, placemats or anything else with them. I can't emphasize how sturdy they are. Great buy, super value. Thanks Overstock for carrying this product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's black just like the description
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? On the spot
I ordered 4 of these chairs (2 sets of 2 chairs) in December 2009 for my casual dining room. They arrived very quickly and well packaged with no damage. Assembly was very easy. I was able to assmble all four chairs by myself and each chair took about 25 minutes to assemble. All the pre-drilled holes were drilled exactly and all the pieces fit together perfectly on all four chairs. I was missing 2 of the necessary bolts from one of the chairs, but it was easy to run down to the hardware store and get the same bolts for under $1. Missing bolts were preferable to me than holes that do not match up, as I have had that issue before on ready to assemble furniture and it can be a real mess. The black finish on these chairs is nice, smooth, and durable. These chairs are very heavy and sturdy. They are not at all wobbly or creaky. I added glides to the feet since those are not included. I am very happy with these chairs. They are a wonderful value and look much more expensive than they are. I believe they are sturdy enough to last as long as any furniture store chair. I have been using them for several months without chair pads and they are very comfortable, too.
I ordered 4 chairs. The first two went together without a hitch. The second two both had issues trying to get them to be level. I couldn't figure out how to adjust the screws/bolts to get them to be level so ended up attaching a small scrap of lumber under the short leg. Another reviewer cautioned about tightening the center bolt in the back too tightly and that was the case on one of the chairs. The bolt started to come through the back of the chair. I backed it off and am hoping that part won't chip later. And one of the front bolts didn't have the allen wrench hole stamped out so couldn't use that bolt. I called the 800 number on form and was quickly sent out a set of new hardware. I look forward to using these chairs. They are exactly what I was looking for. Hoping they last for many years!