I just ordered this set for my balcony, and it is lovely. It arrived and my boyfriend and I had it set up in half an hour. The chairs and table are sturdy. They are light enough to move around, and the table feet have adjustable pads to keep them from wobbling. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the paint finish is black with light gray highlights. The seat height is 30 inches, so we are high enough to see over the tall balcony railing. The table is big enough for a place setting for two. The chairs have nice arm rests and foot rests, and are wide and comfortable for some serious porch sitting. Looking forward to enjoying the fall in my new patio set!
Great quality and excellent value for the money. Much more sturdy and durable than I expected. I'm a big person physically (6-foot-4, 250 lbs) so I debated whether to buy this set for awhile but it's comfortable and very nice. Highly recommend.
I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this table, especially the bad ones. Here is what we experienced: negatives - one hole and screw would not line up on one chair, still structurally sound based on where it's located - a few little snags on metal, not great for nylon but you could use light sandpaper to smooth them out - not wrought iron but 'wrought iron' in appearance - SHOULD BE SPRAYED WITH CLEAR COAT OF SPRAY PAINT - GREAT IDEA FROM ANOTHER REVIEWER! I would do it once a year. positives - value for price - great! It should not be compared to a $2000 set, just not realistic! - sturdy (unless your a 500 lb man, but in that case you have to watch anything you sit on) - looks VERY nice! Hope this helps anyone "on the fence" about making this purchase. I'm happy I did.
This product was described as wrought iron. It is a wrought iron design but the product is steel tube stock and thin steel strapping or flat stock. This is not a typical wrought iron casting. Overstocked did provide a refund promptly but did not revise the description last time I looked.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Poor
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was ok for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Innaccurat
product looks and feels cheap; doesn't appear to be wrought iron. certainly not worth $XXX.00. found similar pieces used in Naples fl for half the price and better quality despite being used.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very poor
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor paint job, color off.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fair
I was very disappointed in this bistro set. I have been looking for a long time for just this price and style. However I have nothing to say other than HURRAY for Overstock in handling the problem. First, they shipped out a replacement set within 2 days. When the next set came I looked at it before it left the delivery truck, and refused shipment because of the same paint problem. I emailed overstock.com to tell them of the problem and my credit card was credited within a couple of days, even for the shipping! I will definitely shop with overstock again!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The paint looked as though it had been painted and within a few minutes, it was wrapped in the shipping plastic
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
This set seems reasonable quality, but is described as "wrought Iron" and made to resemble other sets that are much more substantial. In fact it is welded steel straps of fairly light guage with a reasonably solid frame. All the parts fit properly and the assembly instructions are accurate and easy to follow. It is a usable product at a very reasonable price but was not what I expected based on the picture and description.
This was a gift to my brother. When it arrived it was heavier than I expected but it is a wrought iron set and that is heavy. I'm glad that it is substantial. I was afraid having bought it sight unseen but was delighted with it. After constructing the set, there was one bolt on each chair that was a bit hard to get to and tighten, I admired the it. It is a very good looking, substantial piece of furniture which should last for years and years. My brother was so happy with it. He said he'd been looking for something like this for years but that this set was better than anything he'd seen while shopping. Another score for Overstock!!
Received the set promptly. First thing is there is very little wrought iron in this set. It is almost all tubular steel. My set came with pre-rusted chair legs. The whole thing is held together by small diameter screws which strip very easily. I suspect those will rust within the next few weeks at which point the set will rapidly begin to fall apart. Chairs are unbalanced, wobble and sway.Only issue with overstock.com is I can't return it. Buyer beware.
Table and chair are exactly the product, price, height and strength that I had been seeking for over a 2 year period. However, three days after setting them outside they started to show rust from underneath where the lattice strips overlap. Although this condition has not worsened it does distract from the overall appearance.
This item is not wrought iron, but metal. The screws are cheap and strip easily. The tools they send you are cheap. I had to pull out a flashlight , wrench, an extra set of hands, and my tools to put it together. It looks nice once you get it together...if you get it together because my holes did not line up. Good Luck
We were pleasantly surprised. Set has a vintage hand crafted look and feel. The chairs are wide and comfortable with a nice foot rest. The table is wide enough for us to actually dine on. My 6' 3" husband really likes the taller Pub table style. A couple of screws/holes were out of alignment, but overall the assembly was pretty easy. Looks like the more expensive sets out in the market. Great value. Definitely will recommend to our friends!
I just purchased this set last Wednesday after returning a patio set from a competitor of overstock.com that was damaged in shipping. It arrived the following Saturday! This set is nicer than it looks from the pictures. I put it together by myself in about an hour and it wasn't hard. Also, the chairs are a lot more comfortable than I thought they would be. It's a great value and it looks really nice!
It was great to see the previous reviews before I purchased this bistro set. It prepared me on what to expect including any flaws and any unexpected things to happen. As soon as I received the 2 boxes, I made sure I have all the parts and hardware needed because I don't want to make multiple trips to the hardware store. It turned out I only made one trip just to pick up a can of clear sealant spray paint just to add another layer of anti-rust protection for my bistro set as I live up on the hills of San Francisco where we get a lot of rain/moisture. As soon as the quick dry sealant paint did its job I was able to assemble it within half an hour right on my patio deck. The color (rustic brown), height. overall dimensions and style all turned out perfectly fine and blended well with the rest of the furniture and even the door frame color of our sliding door in the house. I like that the front legs of the chairs and all four table legs have retractable rubber heels to compensate for any uneven flooring of the deck. My bistro set already had a test of rain for a couple of days and the water just repels it and dries quickly. I hope the extra coat of paint over the powder coating that it was manufactured for will prolong the pristine beauty and life of this set. I know that eventually it will rust with the constant moisture it will be subjected to in my neck of the woods. But for now, I just enjoy it and have already had great morning breakfast outside my balcony overlooking the panoramic view of San Francisco.
This set came in two boxes and I immediately thought, "Oh, no"! However, after opening the boxes and looking at the directions, I realized this was not going to be hard. The set was assembled in less than an hour (with no cussing). It looks just like the photo and is so comfortable.