This sturdy and stylish bench is wide enough to seat 2 people and has a large under seat storage compartment to store shoes, gloves, scarves and other pieces of clothing. The classic styling of the Halifax Bench easily blends into any home environment.
The Halifax Entryway Storage Bench is a classically designed piece that brings warmth and comfort to your home's entryway. This sturdy and stylish bench is wide enough to seat 2 people and has a large under seat storage compartment to store shoes, gloves, scarves and other pieces of clothing. The classic styling of the Halifax Bench easily blends into any home environment.
Materials: Solid, plantation-grown pine
Finish: Dark brown
Stain finish with protective NC lacquer
Large internal storage compartment
Library framed square front panel
X back and side design
Seats two (2) people comfortably
Dimensions: 25 inches high x 46 inches wide x 17 inches deep
This bench is a little bit lower than other entry way benches I have sat on but it does fill in our little cove nicely. The product is light and easily assembled. The only part I had trouble with was the spring arm that opens and closes the storage lid. When installing this piece initially, it was somewhat confusing as it looked like it was bent the wrong way. After assembling it together and closing it, the sound that it makes the very first time, sounds like you are going to tear the wood apart and the screws would rip out. That is the only thing that concerns me. We are now scared to even open and close it for storage because the arm is so strong.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Colour is true to website pictures
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average build quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description is accurate
This piece came very well packaged and was not damaged. My husband is very adept to building items out of wood, and he's had much experience putting furniture together after buying our new house, I thought this would be cake for him. With his knowledge, patience, and skill, it took him considerably longer than expected. He's a perfectionist, and when he encountered the defect of the lid not being able to be brought down without scraping against the arm of the bench, he tried his best to reposition and re-align the lid, though the bench comes with pre-drill holes. Drilling new holes when the lid is just off by a hair will result in an even larger hole since it'd be so close together. It's a beautiful piece, don't get me wrong, but after purchasing it on sale with a fantastic coupon, I still regret blowing my money on this. The quality just isn't there, quite disappointed. Also, another thing to mention, I purchased this piece, wanting something that was taller than most benches because of the higher ceilings in new houses. Well this is a taller piece, but I didn't take into consideration that it's a short back and because it's "taller," the seat is actually lower than most benches. I'm 5'5" and it is not comfortable. My knees reach at an awkward position. This looks like a child's piece of furniture.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? although I did measure, it looks more like a child's piece of furniture
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair, certainly not worth what it's sold for. Screw holes not properly lined up and after many adjustments, we did what we could and the seat still scrapes the arm of the chair when bringing the lid down
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Thank goodness my husband is an aircraft mechanic by trade. I don't know that you'll need that level of skillset to assemble, but he faced a number of challenges that would have had me sending it back. The first challenge was when some of the hardware crumbled. Literally just fell apart. So off he went to the hardware store to replace thom as best he could. The holes did not match up, as reported by other users, but he just ignored it and used a drill to put the screws in place rather than redrilling anything. He also glued in the dowels. Not an issue, but seemed like a good tip. And, as reported by others, the lid does not align properly. We just decided that was an 'undocumented feature' since almost every commenter has mentioned this.
As per other comments, it is very low. Unless you are under 4 feet tall, this probably won't be the bench you will choose to sit on. But I really purchased it for a little extra storage and to put under a window that I did not want to block, so it works great for us.
Something that should be easy to put together, but holes were too small and hardware were messed up. Made it much easier to put together with powerdrill to make your own holes. The bench door is a little hard to lift up. Looks nice. Overall happy with purchase but just be aware that it tests your patience!
The entire product had problem. First the screws that they supplied broke when we were installing, it took 2 weeks to get replacement parts. Once we began installing we realized that the fittings did not have holes that were pre-drilled. We had to drill all of the holes in order to install. It took us a very long time to assemble the product.
Looks exactly like it does in the picture. Good quality wood, not the cheap stuff that falls off easily. A little trickily to put together. You will need power tools to get the whole thing to come together perfectly. Several holes were missing in mine and I had to use the drill. The bottom piece is tricky to get in without some force. I eventually got it in with some sheer force and pounding. Happy with the product. Very sleek in my foyer.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good solid wood construction. No cheapness to it so far.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I need some help on the right way to install the hinges. I know which end attaches to the lid and the side, but confused as to which hinge goes on the left and right. Tried it a few ways and all seem a bit screwy. Pictorial directions don't show enough detail.tparadiso on Sep 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello tparadiso, Thank you for your inquiry; you will be contacted by Customer Care. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 30, 2013
I was wondering the same thing as my husband was putting it together. He believes it's necessary for adequate support of the piece. I wouldn't remove it.khtgdethhv82 on May 1, 2013
What is the bench length?
The purpose of this bench would be to store approximately 4 folding chairs which are 45 inches in lenght and 19 inches wide.
A quick reply would be most appreciated.
Thank you.grsbench on Jan 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
See the answer below to question on December 26th:
What are the interior dimensions? debann007 on Dec 26, 2012
The interior dimensions are approximately 14 to 15 inches H x 17 inches D and 40 inches wide.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 26, 2012melindarose79 on Jan 5, 2013
What is the underneath bottom made of? Want to put heavy items in and do not want it to sag. If made of plywood that won't work.
Thank you.jodikr on Nov 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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