I bought a bunch of pieces from the Sante Fe Nailhead collection, and overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase, especially for the amount I spent. The furniture itself is gorgeous and looks/feels much more expensive than it was, not to mention it's almost impossible to find brown metal patio furniture, so this set is unique and matches our decor perfectly. It's fairly comfortable (for metal seating, at least), though I think next year I will go ahead and buy some cushions. It was also about the easiest furniture I've ever assembled - seriously, nothing but bolts and nuts, and everything lined up correctly, and they even included lots of extra parts - and out of the 15 or so pieces we bought, only one was missing a piece (the seat of a chair, which Overstock sent me at no charge a week later). My husband and I assembled all 15 pieces in an afternoon (about the time it would take you to assemble one Ikea dresser!). My only complaints about the set are a couple issues with the finish. As others have mentioned, a lot of the pieces come out of the box with a fine, brown/orange powder coating on it. I'm pretty sure this is some by-product of the finishing process, like extra paint or something. It wipes off clean with a wet rag, but it's still messy and will stain your clothes, and is just an unnecessary pain to deal with. More of an issue, though, is the fact that the furniture will RUST the very first time it gets wet. Many of the pieces were scratched out of the box - which I was fine with, b/c I'd prefer for the furniture to look a little worn-in (and save me the guilt of dinging it myself the first time!) - but the problem is that anywhere that the finish is scratched off will fill in (literally after ONE rain shower) with a bright orange rust. I had done my homework and read all the reviews, so I knew this was a possibility and was prepared - I'd purchased CLR to remove the rust, and 10 bottles of clear matte Rustoleum to seal the furniture with, just in case. So another couple hours of work, and the furniture was good as new and hopefully protected for the rest of the season (at least, no more rust has developed since then, despite some serious rain). But that being said, I was still disappointed that the rust developed THAT quickly. And in general, I'm sure most buyers aren't looking to invest 2+ hours and 10 cans of spray paint in their brand new patio furniture, since it *should* just come sealed properly (and not scratched) from the manufacturer. But, you get what you pay for I guess - besides these finish issues, this set easily looks and feels comparable to patio furniture that costs 3-4 times as much, so for us, a little elbow grease was worth the savings. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase and expect to enjoy this furniture for many years to come. If it wasn't for the finish issues and needing to invest extra work into sealing the furniture properly myself, I would have easily given this 5 stars. As long as you understand what you're getting into, I think you will be happy with the furniture as well. :-)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as expected - a nice rich brown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdier than I expected, but issues with the finish
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
The furniture is very attractive! Really love the look and it was exactly as I thought it would be from the on-line pics. You must seal it right away. It started rusting right away on the places that had chips in the finish. Not a big deal if you take care of it. I shopped a lot for this furniture. For the price this was the best looking. Am very happy to find something in this price range that looks this good!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the pieces i got are not the exact same color but close enough
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. it is what i expected a little tough to get some screws in some chipping on the finish
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
These chairs were easy to assemble and are well-constructed. Excellent price as well. I am short, so will use a back pillow for added comfort. A seat cushion is also in order for me since I prefer lots of padding. However, my husband (6' 2") says the chairs are very comfortable as is. We just purchased so can't advise on how well the finish wears. We will be storing the patio furniture over the winter.
Excellent chairs for the price. Fast shipping. I expect these chairs to weather the unpredictable three seasons in Vermont just fine. Thank you.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? no
- How is the quality of the product? very good
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
Very good quality chairs, comfortable and easy to assemble
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. easy to assemble, well made
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Love these chairs. They look great and with chair pads they are quite comfortable. We ordered the table separately about a year earlier than the chairs and liked the style; so, when we redid our patio we decided to order the chairs. Great style and color