This stylish brown Hampton storage bench with baskets combines fashionable décor with functionality. Perfect for any room of the house, this bench-style seat can provide additional seating while offering convenient storage space underneath....more
I highly recommend this bench for looks and functionality. It's a quality piece of furniture and was not difficult to assemble (I did it myself in about 2 hours) - but you will need an electric drill/screwdriver if you want to do it in less than half a day. My reason for only awarding 3 stars is the hassle we went through getting a replacement basket for a defective one. instead of just sending us a basket, Overstock shipped an entire new bench with baskets. We were instructed to substitute the defective basket for one in the replacement order, reseal the box and return the whole thing via UPS. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but lugging a big, heavy box of bench into and out of the house a second time just to get a basket seems a terribly inefficient way to provide a simple replacement part and an unnecessary inconvenience to the customer. As always, though, Overstock paid all the freight, so it didn't cost us anything but time and trouble.
We bought this bench to hold my son's toys instead of a toybox in our family room. It's great to have it as extra seating (note that cushions are not included). Only complaint is that after less than a week of use,the baskets have already done noticeable damage to the finish on the front edge of the bench. I plan to put felt on the bottom of the baskets and then re-stain the front edge.Other than that, love it!
This bench is EXACTLY what we were looking for! It's a very high quality piece. I love how it looks with the baskets, however, the baskets WILL scratch the surfaces that it touches in the cubbies. Our solution fixed this problem entirely: buy fabric (felt/fleece material) at the fabric store, cut out squares to exactly fit the bottom of each basket, glue-gun each fabric square to the bottom of each basket. Also, buy small felt pads and secure them to the rear sides of the baskets with a glue-gun so the baskets will not scratch the sides of the bench as well. This sounds to be a lot of work... but it is SO worth it! I bought a bench cushion for it at pottery barn~ it was the only cushion I could track down with the same measurements. This bench has been a lifesaver for cleaning up all of our family's shoes that accumulate by the front door!
Very solid and easy to put together. I agree with the other reviews that the baskets are rough and can scratch the wood. I put a piece of felt on the bottom of the baskets to help them slide easier and to avoid dmaging the wood.
Love this bench. It is very sturdy and the baskets are deep. One suggestion, put felt on the bottom of the baskets immediately or they will scratch the bench. I learned that the hard way. Its great in my mudroom! The value was unbelieve, I purchased this bench with a 10% off a special price weekend!
Accurate color description. I followed the advice of others and added felt to bottom of baskets so they would not scratch the wood. Please know that it doesn't come with a seat cushion. I will be making my own. I purchaed two of these. After I rec'd the first one, I wanted another.
Solid, beautiful piece of furniture that's perfect for hiding toys and providing additional seating. I plan to make a cushion for mine with the same specifications as the PB cushion (which is very expensive and not very plush). I put felt on the bottom and glued it on with a glue gun. You can't see the felt, and that reduces the risk of scratching. No hesitations recommending this product!
We love this bench for our entryway. We used our own baskets as the included ones are scratchy. It feels very sturdy and could hold three people easily. We had to purchase a custom cushion which was a bit pricey however. It is a beautiful bench.
I took away one star for the lack of a cushion.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Beautiful deep brown color- as advertised
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very high quality, heavy wood- no cushion included
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I love this bench for the money. I did as recommended and put felt on the bottom of each basket before we used it. Assembly wasn't hard. I put a couple of throw pillows on top and it works great by our back door. No more shoes on the rug by the door. Even the dog has a bin for leashes, etc. And this bench was about half the price of comparable ones I saw in the store.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate description
Thank you for contacting us jmk78. This is made of Rubberwood. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 7, 2013
I bought this item. It's nice but beware that the baskets will scrap the wood when you pull them out. I tried putting stick on felt on the bottoms of baskets but w/ two kids not being careful, the wood is scratched. The basket does cover some of it.kasara017 on Oct 30, 2013
Is this product recommended near outdoor? I have a metal gate between the entryway and the house and want to make sure it is practical to be put near the outdoor.cutesnowy on Jul 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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