Taking inspiration from the traditional wood crafts of Tahiti, this elegant and exotic Beleau wood rocking chair offers superb comfort and a calm, rustic style. Looks great out on the porch, in the living room or with a colorful blanket slung over it....more
I love this chair. Got rid of an overstuffed, run down chair and replaced it in our bedroom. Perfect for getting little ones down for those naps while the mommies and daddies visit. Nice wide seat so the arms don't cut into my legs. Looks so good in our room I just put a nice throw on it and my new pillows and walla....gorgeous!
The chair itself is very sturdy and comfortable to sit in. Very roomy. Maybe it is because we are short people, but the rocking on this chair seems a little short - not quite enough back-and-forth motion for us to really love this chair. As a result, we use it less than we expected.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
The chair was a replacement for a different chair I ordered that arrived with some cracked parts. I hadn't initially intended to get this, but it was the only one suitable. I wish I had ordered it first and avoided all the trouble. It's perfect. I use it as a computer chair (naturally with a vinyl floor pad to keep it from scarring my hardwood floor). The chair gives a great sense of solidarity in a small country-themed room. I'm 5'8" and 165 lbs, and it has good dimensions for me. It's very comfortable. Thanks, Big O. As usual, you came through!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? similar
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy, holds up well
How accurate was the on site description of the product? same
I'm disappointed with this purchase. Neither the box, the tag, nor the item confirms the type of wood and whateever the wood is it's pretty rough. The chair is uncomfortable to sit in, and it doesn't rock well either. The chair, made in Viet Nam, has a very interesting system for assembly that requires both of the allen wrenches which were included. Two other tools, a small flashlight to line up the holes and a rubber mallet, made the process somewhat easier but it took me over 2 hours to put the chair together. Only time will tell if the joints will hold up under use but I have my doubts.
If I could have seen the chair before I bought it, I wouldn't have spent the money on something of such poor quality.
As usual, shipment was quick.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It is the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Questionable
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Information on box and tag seem not to match the description given by Overstock.
I purchased two Balau large rocking chairs, two matching chaise loungers and one matching storage chest. I am extremely pleased on the quick receipt of the furniture. I ordered them on a Monday, and they were delivered via Fed Ex within three days.
I asked a friend to help me assemble the furniture. The assembly was much easier than expected, all the holes matched the screws, and only one screw was missing. The extra person was handy since the pieces were heavy, which I wanted due to strong Texas winds. The stain on the wood was honey-colored and evenly applied. The wood was smooth with no nicks. I researched the wood, and learned it's a hardwood comparable to teak.
The only complaint I have is that items inside the storage chest are not completely protected from water. I put some cushions in the chest and checked them after a rain. The cushions were damp, so I plan to add a heavy, clear plastic on the inside of the box.
The rocking chairs have a large seat and high back, which I prefer. The cross bar on the top, back of the chaise lounger is metal, so I believe it will be strong. The loungers also have trays that slide out on either the left or right side.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the delivery, assembly, and final product.
They were very easy to put together and they were delivered SO FAST... My husband is 6' 6" and needs a larger chair and these are GREAT and they have a really nice rocking motion to them. I have some physical issues with sitting too low and trying to stand up, with the height of the chairs seat it makes it very easy to stand up from a sitting position. I am so glad that I bought 2 of them.
We use these rockers on our covered patio area and they are wonderful. This patio area is decked and the rockers don't rock easily but they do rock. I think the decking prohibits a free-flow rocking. But we enjoy them very much while eating breakfast or having a late afternoon happy hour.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good, although a little lighter than the deep "teak" look
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy, large seat and back, very comfortable
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Hello rolltide242. Thank you for your interest in the Royal Tahiti Yellow Balau Wood KD Large Rocking Chair. The overall height of this rocking chair is 40". I hope this answer helps you, and thanks for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 16, 2013
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