Nice bench for the price. We found a cute bench cushion and this has been a great addition to our outdoor set. I ended up staining this bench a bit more red to match our original wood set and then teak oiled over that. Lots of compliments so far!
I purchased this bench from overstock after researching quite a bit and reading a ton of reviews online. Overstock shipped it and within 4 days i was enjoying my garden sipping coffee on the bench. its a great piece and was easy to put together. There are just 5 big wooden pieces to put together and i did it alone without any help. For the record iam a petite 5' 2" girl and anyone who has put together any furniture should be able to do it. The instructions were cryptic but it was just common sense and a lot of observing the pictures provided. I hope to enjoy my coffee on this bench for years :) Great purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Very attractive bench. We are using it more for decorative purposes on our porch. It was very easy to put together. We painted ours, if we did it over again we would have primed the wood - still looks great.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as depicted
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
It arrived a day earlier than predicted, which was a nice surprise. The packaging was really easy to open. But the best part was how easy it was to assemble-I'm a 58 year old woman and it took me less than 30 minutes to put together, using only the allen wrench that was included. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was good for the money
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The dimensions listed were not accurate. The actual size is 48" x 18.5" x 36"
Nice bench, goes very well with the table I purchased last year. Liked it so much I just ordered another one!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was perfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality, went together very easily
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Yes
I think a bullet should be added for "Maybe" as a response to "Would you recommend this to a friend?" This bench was purchased as a companion piece to an identical eucalyptus 2-seater bench I purchased two years ago through overstock.com. Unfortunately, the quality of the eucalyptus wood is not the same caliber as my first bench. The wood with this new bench was very dry and many areas of the wood were rough (like redwood board) instead of the smooth finish characteristic of the first. The new bench was also pre-packaged in a damaged state but, fortunately, we were able to use wood glue and reinstall the screws. There were also two screw holes which were not drilled with the proper sized drill bit - we took care of that too. I am disappointed with the lack of quality in this new purchase. I did take some pecan stain and teak oil solution to the new bench and it helped. Also, these benches will never see direct sun or I they would need to be stained more than once a year. Recommend you use power tools when assembling - makes the job go much quicker.
Some difficulty with getting a few of the screws in as holes didn't line up well. Ended up stripping one screw hallway in, but still a sturdy attractive bench. The finish is somewhat thin and I will probably put a coat of lacquer on it next spring to help protect it
Was fairly easy to put together (one screw simply refused to set but it is out of the way). Nicely designed. Purchased in July, has sat in the yard in the shade. I sat on it for the first time today and one of the slats cracked. I'm not grossly overweigh, the weather has not been extreme! Very disappointed and per Overstock.com will have to explore options through the "one year LIMITED warranty". Cannot recommend.
Easy to assemble except for tightening the screws. Allen wrench comes with the bench for installing the screws, but I needed a pair of pliers to tighten the screws. Overall the quality is fine and the color looks great. We did put a coat of sealer to preserve the wood.
I rarely write reviews but I've written two of them today for Overstock! I looked all over for the prefect bench for my front porch. I just bought my first house and everything is contemporary and quite pretty. I didn't want a boring looking bench and nothing antique. I immediately fell in love with the look, and it had good reviews so I was sold almost as soon as I found it. I trust what other people in reviews! It needed assembly but it was super easy and I did it myself in about 30 minutes and I can barely hammer a nail! It's very sturdy too! My front porch is shaded so I can't say how it does in the sun. It looks perfect on my front porch and I get compliments on it regularly! This is a great buy at a great price! :)
We were looking for an inexpensive garden bench that was more for decoration than seating. This bench fits that bill. It was relatively inexpensive and is very attractive. The only draw back is that it uses allen head screws, and it is pretty time-consuming to use the included wrench to manually attach. My suggestion is to cut the allen wrench so it will fit in your drill. That way it will take no time and very little effort.