The furniture was ordered over a weekend and was scheduled to be delivered the next Friday. Not surprisingly with Overstock, everything arrived a day early. There were two large boxes, one of which held the two chairs and some cushions and the other held the sofa and storage table with the remaining cushions. This is one of those times where it is better to work on one box at a time since there are different instructions and different hardware for each of the pieces. Be extremely careful if/when cutting the boxes open. The box with the chairs in them had one of the cushions right on top with nothing covering it and had I used a box knife to cut open that box, I would have sliced the cushion.
The assembly was fairly straightforward. It was more about making sure you get all of the allen screws in where they belong (and there are many). The instructions are ok but not as clear or as simple as they really should have been. Again, the assembly wasn't difficult, just time consuming and the instructions would have decreased assembly time if they were better written and the pictures were clearer. Some of the furniture panels on the instructions for the chairs simply didn't match the actual furniture pieces but once I realized this and figured it out, it was no big deal. I believe it took me about 2.5 hours to leisurely assemble everything by myself. Everything went together well for the most part, some pieces took a little coaxing though because they didn't line up perfectly.
The end result is nice, especially for the price and in comparison to what other less attractive sets cost. The product did have more 'orangey' colorations in it than I had expected from the pictures online, but they otherwise look exactly like the images online. The sofa, however, seems to be slanted forward (not square like the other pieces) ever so slightly, probably only enough for me to notice and I doubt anyone else will.
They seem sturdy, had a BBQ a week after purchase and the furniture definitely got a lot of use, one of the chairs even had two people sitting in it at the same time and no issues so far.
The online picture shows the storage table with a glass top and this does not come with the furniture. I saw that some people complained in their reviews but if you read the description, there is no mention of a glass top being included, although it does seem a little misleading. Other reviews mentioned that all of the cushions don't fit in the storage table. This is true and not true depending on how you look at it. They do not all fit in the storage table if you want to put the top on and keep them all hidden, but I was able to get all of them in the table, then put the top over the cushions which protrude a few inches above the edge. Not a big deal for me
I do, however, completely agree with other comments that the storage table is not to be confused with some units that are weather proof. If you leave this out in the open and it rains, I guarantee that anything inside of it will likely get soaked. The top is also very light weight, so in a moderate wind, it will probably take off like a sail. There are no hinges or latches holding the top down, it simply sits on top with 4 peg-like feet at the insides of each corner to prevent the top from sliding horizontally.
The cushions are pretty comfortable, decent thickness and support. One thing I have not been thrilled about is that the back cushions for the sofa won't sit up straight. If put in place perfectly vertical, they just fall forward on to the seats. I have to slant them to keep them from falling down. Not a big deal really.
Overall, very nice set for what I paid (just under a G). I would recommend to anyone wanting an attractive patio set at a reasonable price
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close, but there were some orange-ish streaks in my set that I did not expect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems well made and sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exceptional except for the slight color variance
We bought this set a couple of weeks ago and love it so far. It got delivered to our house within 5 days and came in 2 big boxes.
In the reviews we read that it was a lot of work to put it together and they were right.
All together it probably took us 2 1/2 hrs and we did have to use our own tool. But the result was worth it!
Very comfortable to sit in and the wicker seems strong. The pillows are thick and the fabric is sturdy (sunbrella).
Only comment i would make is that the table is kind of wobbly to put glasses on (we use a tray for now) and the legs of the seats are made of plastic. It is more decorative, but I would've preferred it to be metal.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This set took several hours to assemble, but pieces fit together without a problem. I initially wanted two love seats to sit opposite each other. With this set, I was able to place the two chairs together and achieve the same affect. The squared arms also make it secure enough to place items on. The low height is ideal to place by windows without blocking the view. The table appears to be holding it's shape with a potted plant on it and is it flat enough to hold glasses. I did get an acrylic sheet at a hardware store to place on top of the table for potential spills. The set is very light weight and I am concerned about our summer monsoons. So I will put a cinder block under each piece and secure with a string to the metal frame.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as shown
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good value
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as presented
I am very pleased with the patio set. It seems to be very sturdy and top quality materials. It was easy to put together and I was able to contruct the furniture by myself. The coffe table however, does not have a clear top as pictured. I purchased clear plexi-glass at the hardware store and had it cut to fit the table top.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Martha's Vineyard, Mass.,
Apr 10, 2013
This set is awesome and far better quality than we expected. It did take my husband quite a bit of time (over 4 hours) to assemble but is true to te pctures and quite tasteful in front of our outdoor fireplace.
Although this furniture took a couple of hours to put together, overall I am very pleased. The furniture looks great, feels great and is a perfect fit for my client's 8th floor balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. I would recommend it to other clients, and have done so already. I have seen people's other comments regarding the plastic feet. It concerned me, but when I see that the furniture doesn't actually sit on these plastic feet, I am fine with this. In fact, I would not want metal or even aluminum because it would rust in Florida. The plastic will keep its sheen and should hold up well in the elements.
It took about 3 hours to put the set together but the final product was worth the effort. All hardware was contained in a plastic bag. Absolutely love it and have gotten bunches of compliments. I purchased some outdoor pillows in different colors to give is some punch. Cushions are very comfortable and the set is very sturdy. I highly recommend this set. You won't regret the purchase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looked exactly like the photo.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was superb. Cushions are soft and not too stiff. This set looks very expansive and I would buy again in a heartbeat.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Sent it back to overstock after opening the boxes and trying to assemble one chair. Quality of workmanship extremely poor. Pieces of wicker were everywhere in the boxes. Assembly is not that easy. The cheap tool that they provide is crap. I even purchased a 10 mm wrench as some of the previous reviewers suggested which turned out to be useless too. They must have changed something. The frames and the holes didn't quite align. You can assemble it by applying brute force. I am in the manufacturing industry and I can tell this product manufacturing tolerances are not that of a quality product. Overstock didn't give any trouble when I returned it. Expect atleast 4 hours of assembly time. Also I realized that the product does come with the glass top as shown in picture. All in all a poor quality product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not accurate
Thank you arch81 for your interest in this Christopher Knight Home Murano PE Wicker Outdoor 4-piece Sofa Set. According to the description from the manufacturer the entire pieces frame is made of iron. We hope that was helpful and thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 25, 2013
I just ordered this set. The table came without a glass top as it shows on the picture. The table is also a storage box, it's not useful since it doesn't have a solid cover to protect the storage area when raining. So disappointed! Can I purchase a glass top for this table at overstock?br0420 on Apr 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you br0420 for your questions about the Christopher Knight Home Murano PE Wicker Outdoor 4-piece Sofa Set. According to our large items department the ottoman is only shown with the glass to show what can be done with the object. We also do not carry the glass for the top so you would have to go to a hardware store and have them cut what ever it is you want for a top. Sorry for any confusion with item and thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 25, 2013
Is the total height of the actual chair just 25.6 inches high x 33.5 inches wide x 31.9 inches deep? That seems extremely low especially with the distance from seat cushion to bottom at a little over 17 inches as stated in another question. Is this correct?maureenhasfour on Apr 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you in assisting with our product . Yes, the chair dimensions is 25.6 inches high x 33.5 inches wide x 31.9 inches deep. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 16, 2013
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