This is a sturdy product to hang on your wall. It is large and in charge! The branches can be moved if you decide not to hang it as is. We actually tilted our branches upwards by mounting them to the wall (not attached to the main tree). It is a great piece!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was as advertised.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? This product was as advertised.
This is a beautifully crafted art piece for any livingroom. I get compliments on it from everyone that comes into my living room. The dark brown tree trunk is blended with variations of the deep stain. The leaves are highlighted with the dark brown from the trunk and the colors are a soft yellow, redish-brown, and brown. It is something I would definitely buy again. The only odd part I have found is that it doesn't lay against the wall on the bottom of the trunk becuase there's no way to attach that section to the wall. There are only 2 screw holes for mounting and those are in the upper-middle of the tree. You will need at least one person to hold the tree so the other person can mount it to the wall.
Upon delivery, packaging looked okay. Opening up the Styrofoam was clearly cheap and a vacuum was needed to pickup the tiny little balls that broke off upon handling. It was impossible to even move the product without the Styrofoam breaking apart and making a huge mess. Had to unbend some of the leaves. There are parts on the tree that were scratched. The trunk has some metal that is attached to the trunk and up close it does not scream quality. Hanging the tree is interesting, it was easy enough but the trunk of the tree extends our an inch or two. I am keeping since I think it would be more work and expense to return. It does look nice from a distance ;)
The Tree Of Life is as described on the web site and arrived in a timely manner. The packaging left a lot to be desired. It is a large rectangular thin package that had been used and abused by UPS even though the labeling clearly stated contents were fragile and to handle with care. Cardboard was ripped and torn and clearly NOT HANDLED WITH CARE. The packing of the item inside the box also left a lot to be desired. Very thin Styrofoam was used to wrap around the outside of the tree and clearly not enough to really protect the item during shipment. Several of the end leaves were bent and deformed and had to be straightened and luckily none were broken off. For such an expensive item, it was horribly packed and horribly handled by the shipper.
The three pieces were easy to put together, but required some extensive bending/tweaking in order to get the piece to lay flat on the wall after being hung. After that tweaking, it looked great and lent a very earthy feeling to the room overall.
I love the quality of this product but i wrote to overstock and asked a question about the color of thew leaves and got a perfunctory stock response saying the leaves were red.. well maybe in someone's book they are red but in mine they are brown and don't have enough distinction from the bark...so i'm kind of stuck with it and will hope i;ll grow to love it...wish I had the green one instead but don't want to take the time or money to return and get green leaves one which I'm sure would be a better fit for my house..Love Overstock but maybe not so much in future.I had to really stretch budget to get this.
This product was easy to assemble and hang on the wall . It happened to fit in with my decor and it was the perfect size for a large entrance wall in my home. The quality is as I expected and I'm sure it will be admired by all my family and freinds . It requires a sizable wall to accommidate the width of the peice.