Very disappointed in the quality of material in this bench. Granted you probably shouldnt expect a lot out of pressboard, but for $100 I would like something that is at least not flimsy. The first bench O sent to me was destroyed in shipping. The replacement (overstock's customer support was actually very good) arrived in good condition about a week or so later. The bench was relatively simple to assemble although the directions are pretty lacking. The problem is that the pressboard for the top to the bench is very thin where the plastic dowels are inserted. I managed (with very little tapping) to punch one of the dowels right through the top of the bench. I suppose we can cover it with a cushion (if i can find one) but one would think that if the instructions indicate tapping in dowels with a hammer the material would be able to hold up to that small amount of force. I would definitely not recommend this item, but if you do buy it be very careful with the top.
- How is the quality of the product? pretty thin pressboard
One of the side panels was drilled opposite to what it should be which left the final product unsturdy and with visible screw holes. Also the back paneling piece came in black, we ordered the espresso color, so we did not attach the back piece of the bench on.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. fine
It's a good product for the price but was damaged in the shipping.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? execellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. it came damaged
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
nice little bench, but was too big for my space, so I actually sold it. It arrived alright, my husband put it together, with only a few minor "dings", but it was my fault in not measuring accurately. Our hallway was too small for it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. decent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I ordered this little bench to use for my television. I purchased three baskets to go in the cubbies and this worked great for my home. It was a good quality piece without spending a fortune. I am well satisfied with this purchase. It's a versatile piece.
Very pleased. Bought this bench to place some very heavy plants on. It's ultra-sturdy and appealing to look at. Assemblage was easy but I have put this kind of furniture together before. I suggest putting it together where you plan to place it. It weighs 50 lb. Note: Mine showed up without the usual stickers on the pieces: letters, front-back indicators, and arrows indicating up/down, but I figured it out. Instructions were clear.
I wanted something for my guest room for my guests to sit on without cluttering the room with chairs. This bench is perfect. I added a pad to match the decor and the storage cubbies are a decent size. I even have a heater in one and a fan in the other if guests need to add either for their comfort. The middle cubbie has an extra blanket. LOVE THIS ITEM!!
I returned this item because it arrived with a scrape in the finish as well as a crack in the bottom curved molding piece. Also, before I noticed the defect, I attempted to install but the parts did not fit together right. Pay more to get better quality is the lesson I learned.