I had the hardest time putting the arms together. Definitely a two person job. I think one of the screws were not alligned correctly so I had a hard time putting all the screws in and keeping them in until all were secured. this is a TWO PERSON job! Love the bench though! Amazing value
I am very impressed with this bench! Sturdy, durable construction with thick, quality leather upholstery. Assembly was a snap! The instructions recommended two people (I'm assuming the second person would be there to stead the pieces while the first person fastened them), but honestly, I had no problem putting this together by myself. The design is simple and timeless, works well for the contemporary look I am going for. I'm using it for a window seat, and it looks sharp! Some reviews expressed a concern with the color being slightly "greenish", and I could see how in certain lighting conditions that may be the case, but it looks cream to me (perhaps on the cooler side of cream?). The color looks like it does in the photos, so if that strikes you as "greenish", you might think twice; not my experience, though! Love it!
I bought this for our guest room. It's very nice looking and firm yet comfortable to sit on. The leather has a coating on it which could fool some people into thinking it's vinyl, but not if you look closely and touch it. I see that the seller updated the description to explain that CFL and florescent lighting can affect the color perception so it appears greenish. If you stick with natural light or incandescent bulbs, it's not an issue. Arrived well packed and was super-easy to assemble. The directions explain not to tighten the screws fully, but first sit on the bench a few times, then turn it back over and finish tightening. This ensured that there are no wobbles.
The Drake Creme Leather Bench was purchased to allow the convenience of removing shoes on entering our home. It was also purchased to brighten the entryway. The color is creme with a bit of character to distinguish it from the mundane one sees in beige or tan leather. Construction is firm and tight. Both sides are the same as in no front or back. The dimensions are suitable for two people to remove their shoes at the same time; and the height allows comfortable sitting and rising. Assembly is easy with one to hold the arms to the bench, while the other screws in the ~5 inch bolts and nuts X 2 on each side. A high quality wrench is included for immediate assembly. We used the shipping box to put our bench together. Guests believe this bench was made in Europe at great expense to me.
I tried it in several places/ lighting situations, and it did have a greenish timt to it when next to anything else white or ivory (which i have in every room!) So odd, bc it looked ivory or cream colored as i took it out of the box and by itself- it looked very nice! I thought the other reviews seemed odd, so i thought i'd give it a try bc i really wanted it. I wish i didnt gamble, the return shipping is **** and not waived for complaints about color, apparently. :(
This is a beautiful bench. The color is right on (cream) and looks nice in my entryway. Its smaller than I thought it would be, but I added two small side tables and top them with plants and the overall picture is just gorgeous. This bench is sturdy and well made. I don't regret this purchase at all and I would recommend it to friends and families.....just make sure they look at the size/dimension first though. It really is smaller than the picture led you to believe.
I needed one chair or a small bench for my newly decorated office and when I first saw this cream colored leather bench I fell in love with it! It's the perfect size to fit between an opened door and a fixed counter. My desk and file cabinets are cream colored so this bench fits right in. It was the finishing touch to make the new office look like a professional designer worked on this space.
Color is a little greenish but cream... A little oddity of color was to be expected given previous reviews. Assembly was a little difficult but now construction is very sturdy, and it looks good at the foot of our bed with some decorative cushions
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fair
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate