This bench has a nice clean look and is quite comfortable. The color of the wood is darker then the picture, but with time as the stain is wiped off I am hoping it will lighten. I was concerned about the weight capacity as the legs look thin. So far it has easily held 300lbs. with no signs of wanting to fall apart. I love this bench and have purchased 3 so far.
My son and daughter-in-law liked the first one we gave them so much, they asked for another. They love them!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nice
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This can be assembled by one person, but it is nice to have two people to move it. All hardware was included, as were very good instructions. One hole had not been drilled completely, I needed to open it with a drill to finish assembly. When fully assembled the bench is solid, doesn't wobble. It is very nice looking.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Less yellow than shown on site, the stain is reddish.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality, components fit well, but has a few blemishes on the back.
This is a well-made bench. It's easy to assemble (I assembled it all by myself - 5' 3'' female). I only gave it 4 stars because the ends of the handles are a bit rough, but with a little bit of sanding, it's all better. Definitely worth the money.
Excellent service on these benches. they arrived in mere days. The only problem is that balau wood, while presumably as weather-resistant as teak, really isn't as pretty. Perhaps, over time, these benches will age nicely, but currently they look a bit raw and plasticky. Also, perhaps, this review is premature. The workmanship seems fine, even if they are a bit on the light side (weight). Time will tell.
First, it was delivered in about three days---faster than most online stores except when one pays for 2-3 day express.. The bench seems well made, solid and very easy to assemble. It had very slight minor damage on the end of one arm and back and one of the wooden pins used to insert one of the arms into the back was partly crushed but did not hinder the assembly. Because of these minimal flaws, I think the the price is correct, but I would not want to pay the usual list price for it.