The holes were drilled on the wrong side of one of the ends so it couldn't be assembled. It's such that you can't just drill holes either - the holes would go through the piece entirely and have nothing to bolt to. We tried for 7 requests, 3 deliveries and 6 months to get pieces that actually fit. The last delivery was an entirely new bench which had the same problem too. It looks like it would be a nice enough bench if you get one that's manufactured correctly, but we finally gave up and will buy a bench locally come springtime.
I ordered this bench based on positive reviews but was very disappointed. The first bench I received had defective pieces in the box. Overstock sent me a second bench and it was in worse shape than the first. Be forewarned that this is not the bench it appears to be in the picture. Quality control on this item is poor.
After three years outdoors in San Diego weather, the bench is all bent out of shape with the boards expanding and then bending. An eyesore, and uncomfortable to sit on. Can only be used with cushions that hide the bending and make it more comfortable. Would not buy again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? OK
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. After three years, bench all bent out of shape
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Promoted for outdoor use, and cannot withstand the elements
Worst purchase - shoddy construction - precut holes aren't cut all the way thru - some holes aren't cut at all - some holes don't line up at all - have been happy with all previous purchases but would never buy this product again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. worse quality of any product ever purchased from overstock
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? not accurate
I received this bench in record time (3 days)and was anxious to get it put together and on my porch.It was an easy install but once it was up I realized that the finish was not at all as shown in the picture on the Internet.It has a yellowish tone, very irregular color..and a very rough finish...I will need to sand this whole bench down and put a few coats of oil or varnish on it.Just some extra work that I was not planning...and because of this I feel the price was too high.
The holes predrilled for assemble were not all the way through on some. There was minor damage in transport.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? pretty close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. wopod is good. THe conswtruction could be better.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? ok
I returned this bench after discovering that all of the holes drilled for the screws were too large. If they had been the proper size I would have been very happy with the bench, but there was no good way to put it together.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was the same.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality seemed good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good.
We put the bench together, which was simple enough, moved it to where we wanted it outside, sat down, shifted in our seat, and the wood cracked lengthwise along the seat. A TERRIBLE crack that speaks of the awfully cheap quality of the wood. I weigh just over 100 lbs, and it cracked beneath me. Pathetic. Do not buy this unless you don't plan on sitting on it.
The bench was very easy to put together, luckily, because it came with absolutely no paperwork or instructions. I would have liked some information about the quality and care of the bench wood (oil if it'll be getting wet or be in the sun?, etc.) Also, got the whole thing put together, but wasn't able to get some of the seat bottom screws in, particularly because they all have only allen wrench screws and I couldn't get any torgue on them. The bench looks very nice.
I chose this bench over many others because I like a deep seat and this one certainly has it. The color is as pictured and it feels very sturdy but I took off one star because one of the screws wouldn't go in properly and requires me to take extra measures to make it work.
I like this bench, it looks great and was fairly simple to put together...but sitting on it the slats seemed to bow a little which mad me feel like I might break it (I weigh 120 lbs) so I put a 3" cushion on it to relieve the pressure and that worked great!
Shoddy manufacturing. Bottom slats will not fit on the seating piece, and 1 drill hole on leg and 2 wooden dowels were missing. Seating wood slats also seemed thin, didn't seem like it will be durable. Could not test it out since I could not assemble it. Looked cute. Stain was uneven, but that seemed to be the original wood color and was fine by me. Weight is 30 lbs, but seemed light and will blow over in strong wind. Overstock was good for refunding my credit card right away and gave me a pre-printed UPS label. Didn't have to pay for shipping both ways.