Well the first chair took me 1 hour to put together and the 2nd about 10 minutes. If you want it to take you 10 minutes, read this! First of all separate the alan wrench screws into short, medium, and long. And separate the other screws (for the cross bars and seat) into short and long. Then, make sure the square piece that you attach to the seat back/back legs (step 1) is on right side up, with the HOLES UP (toward the top of the seat back). The directions don't tell you this but the holes need to be up to screw the seat on at the end. Don't attach the front legs until you put the other "cross bars" (can't remember what they're called) in the holes. You will have to take them back out if you do it like the directions say. (On the front legs, one hole has to face inward and 2 towards the back of the chair.) So put your cross bars in their holes and then attach the front legs. Also make sure you don't attach the seat "wrong side up", the weaving will look tighter on the top side. That's all the advice I have! Enjoy!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Pretty close, creamy white not bright white
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent, comfortable seat.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate enough
This is my first review on overstock, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to rave about these chairs. I wasn't expecting much for the price, but these blew me away! They seem VERY sturdy and well-made. The wood has a smooth, creamy finish (though a bit more antique-y than the photo shows, in my opinion) and the rush seat is well done and surprisingly comfortable. Assembly was pretty straightforward; it took my husband under an hour to assemble four. I highly recommend these chairs!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color in person is a creamier white than it appears on the site, which reads a little gray.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. surprisingly good quality for the money
These chairs are nicer than expected for the price. I really appreciate the other reviewers who took the time to write such detailed reviews. I read all of them carefully and that really helped with the assembly process.
Beware: These chairs come disassembled for compact shipping. Putting them together is a lot like *** furniture: dozens of parts, all different sizes. So read the other reviews and sort everything before starting.
Once together, they're sturdy. My last chairs were glued and they kept falling apart. I ordered these specifically because they are bolted together, not glued. So far, so good. I hope they hold up because they're very handsome around my rustic pine table.
I printed out some of the suggestions from the reviews as far as installation, which helped my husband, who is pretty handy overall. The first chair took a little time to put together, but thanks to the reviewers suggestions, was fairly easy. The rest were put together in no time at all! I only ordered these because they look just like the "Pottery Barn" chairs that sell for $199.00 each and because the reviewers said they were fairly easy to put together. They are gorgeous and we have placed them at a table that we have had for years which is white with a butcher block top. They look great! They are comfortable as well! They were shipped quickly and without any damage. I couldn't be happier!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. They are beautiful, well-made, solid wood chairs.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This is a great chair! Very sturdy, and well made. It took a little time to put together, but the instructions were easy to follow. I am very pleased with this purchase! The color is not so much bright white, but more of a "vanilla" white. They match my table perfectly!
I found them incredibly easy to assemble, not sure why others struggled. One had a cracked back which was replaced by Overstock immediately without hassle. They were of a better quality than I suspected they might be for the price. They were so good that we ordered 4 more sets and changed out our dining room chairs! Great price,great product.
These chairs are beautiful, well worth the price and I would highly recommend them for quality. Instructions were pretty straightforward. First chair took me about 40 minutes to put together (only because I really took my time to assure I was using the right bolts/screws at each step). The rest of the chairs (I bought 4) took only about 15 minutes each.
Tip for assembly: Set out all pieces to identify proper bolts & screw sizes. Be sure not to tighten up all the bolts attaching legs until you have it standing on the floor so you can level it properly. I have one area of my floor that is uneven, and that chair would always "rock" but I was able to level the chair that sits in this area so that it will never rock again!
My cat likes sleeping in that chair, and when she "scratches" herself, the chair would rock back & forth & drive me mad. No more rocking with these!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The seat bottom is more "golden" color, more authentic looking.. Chairs are slightly "off white" but goes perfectly well with brilliant white cabinets in my kitchen
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality couldn't be better - especially at such a good price! Very well made, and I'm sure they will last a very long time.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100% accurate.
I absolutely love these chairs. They are well constructed and very sturdy. My husband put them together with no difficulty. These chairs are a perfect accent chair for a cottage style home. I would highly recommend these chairs. I spent a lot of time shopping and for the price these chairs are certainly worth it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good description of white color, as there are many shades of white
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Chair sturdy and well built
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This chairs is the essential farm chair! I was in Europe this past Spring and loved dining in very similar chairs. When I returned home I was sad to learn how much the typical and local store were selling them for. I love Overstock and like to see if they have similar items before making a commitment. I was shocked to see they had 2 Chairs priced lower than one in those other stores...
Due to the demand I was placed on a waitlist. I was contacted by email within 2 weeks and had the chairs 5 days later. The high backs are very comfortable and the rush seats make long periods of sitter enjoyable! The chair is pretty wide so my 5'3 hight and size 6 frame make the chair feel massive.
I did phone O to note some cracks in the back of the chair where the O in the middle was cut. They responded quickly with a conversation, email and followup email before sending the replacement parts with no questions asked. Overstock goes over and beyond with customer service and I would HIGHLY recommend purchasing items from Overstock. I will now consider a couch from them since the customer service was amazing.
Thank you O for helping to make my home beautiful by offering high quality products at affordable prices!
Mom of 2 (ages 7 and 4)
Teacher and Wife
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The chairs are made with flat white paint. They are not off white or cream but the flat plaint makes them look lighter than bright white.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The chairs are very well made and can be tightened and adjusted as needed. I was happy to see they needed so many screws and bolts rather than the glue and push together put togethers you can get from Ikea. I am unsure about the quality of the rush seat but it seems fine with us. These chairs are very sturdy and comfortable.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Overstock wins with this chair!
Thank you for contacting us japanese1. This chair is an adult chair.
To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth; then immediately wipe with a dry cloth.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 15, 2014
Hello gfellows14, unfortunately these seats are only sold in a set of two and we do not have them available for purchase separately. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 30, 2014
Hi erbear1021, we were able to verify this information with our support team. The Empire Chairs are produced from Parawood which is an Asian hardwood. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 16, 2013
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