The instructions need to be much clearer and parts labeled accordingly. The plastic dowels do not fit into the pre-drilled holes and after taking a hammer into one side, the only way to attach it to the other wood panel is to strike the panel into the dowel. This does not make sense and this is what I was informed to do after seeking advice from the manufacturer. The supporting panel then cracked in the middle and now I am having to wait AGAIN for delivery of this and hope it will not crack again. Quite dissappointed and frustrated.
I bought two of these Broadway Black Cubbie Benches a year ago. They are now in my living room. We use them to place our Large screen TV on. They work great for all the other units that we have with the TV, plus the cubbie areas are great for DVDs and books. They match well with the TV being black as well, and the TV sits at just the right height. I would definately recommend these to anyone. With being a bench, they definately can take the weight. They are extremely well made. Originally I had them stacked on top of one another and used them for all my sewing and craft items, but we did away with our old style TV and needed something to put our TV on. These Black Cubbies are very versitile.
My daughter needed something for storage along a slanted second story wall. This is the perfect low height to fit her needs. It is obviously not solid wood, but that's what keeps the price down and makes it affordable. The pressboard is good, solid construction and the black painted finish looks very nice. The cubbies give her lots of storage and she also uses the top with book ends as a book shelf. She and her dad put it together in about an hour without too much trouble. I would definitely recommend this as a good, low-cost, and attractive storage option.
I bought this piece to match the wall shelf and they look beautiful together in our entryway/hallway! Especially for the money! It arrived fast and was easy to put together; especially after reading all of the comments prior to purchasing the piece. I found baskets to put into the cubbies, but am having a bit of trouble finding the right sized cushion. Other than that, we are extremely happy with our purchase!
The bench serves my purpose very well. I could even put it together. I bought 3 baskets to put in the cubic holes and it looks very nice to hid my stuff. I do recommend it.. I use it as a coffee table. I only gave it a 4 because it took me quite awhile to put it together because I had never put anything like this before.
The instructions were terrible. You have to read two steps ahead to understand what you are suppose to do two steps back. All in all after I figured it out I enjoy the product. It was perfect for my small room where a big dresser was too much. I purchased three baskets and use them as my drawers and used the top as my TV stand. So I am pleased with my purchase. You just need to really look at redoing those instructions.
When I first got sent the bench it came with a broken part, the next part that was sent to me was completely the wrong part After waiting again for my replacement part, almost 3 weeks now from time of first shipment, I had misplaced the instructions (imagine that, I have a 2 yr old). Searched all over the internet to try and find the instructions manual and couldn't find it. Called Overstock who informed me that it would be another 2-3 days to receive the instructions via email. Wondering why they don't have this information available online to their customers and why it is now going to take so long to get the instructions emailed to me. Definitely a frustrated customer at this point.
We bought one for our entry way and added a few wicker baskets for storage. When our daughter bought her first house we bought another for her as she liked the look of ours (very similar to a ******* **** bench we had also considered.) it is a great value, well made and functional.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
For the price, this is a very nice piece of furniture. I needed something in the mud room for all the shoes me, my husband and our 2 children own. We sit on it daily to put our shoes on and never feel like it's flimsy or that it will break. It was very easy to put together, the color is a very rich, dark, brown (almost black), and I think it looks very attractive.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. this is a nice piece of furniture for the price. It's rather sturdy and stable, you can sit on it no problem and not feel like it'll break.
Love this bench! Perfect for what I needed. Easy to assemble and everything arrived in great condition. I actually ended up not attaching the backing on the bench and it looked just as great. I bought seagrass baskets to fill spots. The contrast is great and is perfect for storage and for sitting down to put my shoes on,
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
Bench - Black Cubbie, perfect description of product, clean lines, easy to assemble, sturdy and is a nice compliment to our home.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great description for color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy, nice looking - overall satisfied with quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This was easy to put together and is a great addition to a room that needs seating and storage but doesn't use a lot of space. Great price for what you get!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just as I thought it would be.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's not custom, but it is solid and serves its purpose, seating and storage all in one.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Very happy with purchase! Exactly as expected and quality even better!! Easy to put together and sturdy!! A very good buy!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? extremely
Looks better than the picture...just added a new look in the bedroom with nice organized basket. Totally love it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as it shows on the website
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly what was described