I received the bench a day earlier than expected which was a nice surprise! It arrived in one box and I only had to assemble the legs. (hardware included) The bench had a great finish, smooth with minor imperfections that are characteristic to natural wood, which I particularly like. The bench is extremely sturdy and constructed of thick solid wood. It definitely feels like it can support 2-3 people without worry. I only ordered one bench to see how I liked it first and I am so happy with the quality that I will be ordering another one. I plan on making a little nook in my small apartment kitchen to utilize the most space. The legs of the bench do not come with felt pads on them so I will probably put some on myself to prevent scratching.
Beautiful wood, sturdy, heavy, easy to attach legs. Con- there are some flaws in the wood where filler glue type stuff was placed, however, the filler was never painted to match the wood grain in the specific areas. There is a wide range of color to the grain in this wood, but it looks a bit weird where there are light cream color blotches in the middle of dark area. I tried to paint it, but it was difficult to make it work w/ the varnish and whatnot. Otherwise, it's beautiful. Had been thinking of purchasing more from the Alicia collection (which matches this), however, I don't think I would purchase a table because of this risk. This definitely would be noticeable and not look good on a table.
We needed a specific depth for a bench in our entry and really searched for the perfect one at a fair price. This is it! Great solid wood with beautiful natural color variations, thick legs, stylish and modern look and a very affordable price. It is a solid piece of furniture and happy to have it. Easy to put together, too!
Unfortunately thirstykirsti, this item it is currently out of stock in that finish. We do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 12, 2014
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