Ordered this bench because of its low price. In this case, low price = poor quality. The slats of the seat are screwed to three cross members. When I opened the box, the center cross member was pulled out entirely and the all screw holes were stripped, making it impossible to screw back. At either end of the seat, other screws were pulled out, and the holes stripped. I re-drilled some of the holes and made it work by putting in longer screws, because I didn't want the hassle of returning it. But Mr. Average Consumer would not and should not be fixing manufacturing problems. In addition, each piece seemed to be made from different wood, with filler and inconsistent finish. This could be attributed to "style" I guess, but I know wood and overall this bench is a TOTAL PIECE of JUNK. My 11-year-old son could have done better in shop class. Don't buy this bench!!!
The bench came with a 1" gouge to the corner of the frame, which I was able to cover with a product that I have. The color of the bench is dark brown and does not have an even finish, because the wood is not sanded smooth but is a little rough, making it look a little rustic. I bought this for front porch seating. I would not have bought this bench if I had been able to view it first. The wood is lightweight.
Be careful you attach the front crossbar so the notch is even with the back notch. It fits on either way and it isnt marked. If you don't have it right the holes won` t line up right when you go to attach the seat. It could have been marked better and save about an hours time.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color was the same as
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
The bench fits 2 slim people of average height. It is less comfortable for taller or heavier people. It was easy to assemble. The product information does not assist customers with selecting cushions, so this is what I found after several orders: The seat is 44 inches wide, so a cushion that is 44 inches wide is good. The seat is about 19 inches deep. You can use 2 of the 20X20 outdoor cushions, side by side, which is pretty and comfortable. You can add a 20 inch wide pillow of 18 inches high or less to cushion the back. Whether you want a back cushion or not depends on your height. Short people would probably like a back cushion and tall people would not. It would not be comfortable to sit on this bench for long periods.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Love this bench even though I had to restain to even the color
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was good however it started to fade/spot after being outside
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy wood bench
The bench arrived promptly and is better than expected. The quality is very good and the finish looks better than the web page. It weighs about 40 lbs. and is quite substantial. Assembly was easy and all needed parts are included. The instructions were not the best but that's usually the case with imports from the far East.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looked better than the web page
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well-made with no flaws and an excellent finish
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The bench is a darker colour than I expected, but after weathering that will change anyway. It went together pretty easily using the Allen keys provided in with the fasteners. I did find one issue, one arm was detached from the leg at the front, probably shipping damage, but I have repaired it with polyurethane adhesive and it should be better than it was originally.
A very good looking bench, but the value isn't equal to the construction. The seat doens't fit correctly. I couldn't bolt it in since the drill holes were so far off. The seat doesn't need to be bolted down, but should be since it was the design. It would be worth the fault for a lesser price.
This product was very easy to assemble. The finish is rough at best and had seven or eight dings that we will have to touch up with a finish stick plus it will need a good coat of sealer. There does not seem to be a sealer coat on the product. The listed dimensions are misleading. The width of the bench is listed as 45 but the actual seating area is only 41. The depth is listed as 23 but the actual seat depth is only 17. The longer measurement is from the back of the bench to the front of the arms which overhang the seat by several inches. To me the important dimension of a bench is the amount of seating area. The 17 inch depth is several inches short of a comfortable seat depth for an average size person. I would not order this type product again unless I was able to verify the stated dimensions since every manufacturer will give dimensions that they feel favorable to the product.
My bench arrived in a timely manner and I was able to track it's progress and be home for delivery. It needed assembly and for the most part was easy. However, a couple of predrilled holes were a little too large and needed some intervention by my friend to fit well. "Not really a problem" according to the friend who assembled the bench. When it was finally placed in my home at the front entry, it is very functional, strong and attractive. I am pleased with my purchase and have found Overstock to be a online business I will use again. My 8 x 12 rug purchased earlier this year has proven to be a good purchase. My first from Overstock and no regrets!