This bench is lovely and was very easy to put together, but the inside dimensions specified in the Q&A were not correct, which was an issue for me since I bought the bench to store specific objects. Kept the bench since it really is a lovely bench, but one of the reasons I bought at overstock.com is because the Q&A was so good about providing dimensions for the inside of storage benches, and it's frustrating to have done so much research to find something that would meet my needs, only to find out... it didn't meet my needs.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? pretty close to exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Easy to put together, very attractive
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Wrong inner dimensions in Q&A
Although this was a beautiful and well constructed storage bench it was definitely mildewed. The outer box was dry as well as the outside of the bag it was enclosed in. As soon as I took it out of the box and bag all I could smell was mildew. I immediately took it out of my house and contacted customer service. It took them 5 minutes to resolve the issue and refund my purchase. It is too bad because it was a perfect bench for my bedroom. I plan to try to buy furniture made in the US. Overstock was great though and I plan to make many more purchases from them!
The bench was exactly what I was looking for and would be perfect except for the strong musty, moldy smell inside the bench!. I have aired it outside, used baking soda to try to get rid of the smell but no luck. I would return the bench but unfortunately while trying to vacuum it out to see if that would help with the smell, the lining almost shredded - which actually enabled me to see that the wood underneath is moldy, and appears that at sometime the benches were water damaged or something. So, listen to reviews and don't purchase this. Sad, because it really is nice looking.
I bought this storage bench for my mother's house. The bench is placed in front of her sofa and fits the small place well. The lid is easy for my mother to lift (she's 85 with severe rheumatoid arthritis) and is an idea storage bin for blankets, pillows, etc. Very pleased with this purchase and it is well worth its price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a bit more of a tan.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is excellent.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Almost perfect.
I was hesitant to purchase this bench because of all of the complaints of an odor coming from inside. Then I saw a review that said the odor problem had been fixed. This bench works perfectly at the end of my bed and is exactly what I wanted. The color and quality of the material was great and there was no smell coming from the inside; other than the smell of new furniture.
For those who were concerned about an odor emanating from this piece of furniture, I can attest to overstock.com's statement that the issue has been rectified - no odor at all. This piece is just stunning! It's solid, holds quite a bit, looks beautiful/expensive. (Holds more than I thought it would!) The item looked just as it did on my browser. Was thrilled to receive such a quality piece - and receive it so FAST! The only assembly required is screwing in the legs - which might take all of 60 seconds. An excellent purchase all around!
This is a great little storage bench. Very multi-purpose and can be used in many places throughout the house (by the front or back door, at the end of a bed, etc). We are using it in front of a picture window. It's not a show-stopper or anchor piece, but for the price and multi-function of it it's a great piece. The quality is great (stitching, tufts, etc.). It's not really comfortable to sit on for extended lengths of time, but it is great for extra seating or to use to slip your shoes on. Love the extra storage inside (great for blankets, extra toys, etc). Color is same but I think blends better with gray's (but would work with also with beige that has gray undertones). Overall happy with the purchase!
It requires putting the legs on and mine loosened up after a month. I wouldn't buy this for heavy usage. I have it in my entry for mainly putting things on as we walk in the door or a place to put things that people need to put away. I plan to check the legs monthly for loosening.
This is a handsome piece that works well with a tray for a coffee table. The color is indeed sand and would go well almost anywhere. The construction is sturdy and the fabric seems stain resistant. The piece was shipped promptly and was easily set up.
This bench is sturdy and holds several blankets. It goes nicely under my low window. With normal wear the cover will last but I wouldn't recommend it in a child's room.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It is more light gray than cream.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Was really pleased with this bench. Needed storage space in our master bedroom for pillows. Great to sit on also. Very high quality.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
It's built well and looks nice, but it does stain easily. If you don't vacuum it regularly the dust in the air sticks to it like glue and it's super hard to remove which makes it look dirty all the time. I also spilled a little tea (one drop) on it and it is stained forever. I tried everything to get it up but no luck. This would need to go in a place where it is rarely used and doesn't see a whole lot of traffic.