I had a lovely pine storage bench that I needed to replace. I knew this was inexpensive and would not be equivalent in quality & look but it fit the size and functional needs so I bought it. It went together well, was packaged properly so arrived in good shape. It is clearly not made from real wood and its hard for me to enjoy as it is not anywhere near as nice as my other furniture (or prior bench).
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was a good match to what I expected from the photos
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is clearly not real wood but its inexpensive and I knew it would not be real wood. Its sturdy and completely functional.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description fit the product
it was smaller than expected. Monster for me to put together. It says make sure all bolts, screws are used. I had some left over and was not sure where they went. The directions were a little confusing. When I finally got the seating part figured out, it does not close all the way. Wanted this for the purpose of visitors to the house could sit and remove their shoes as well store inside to keep dirt from tracking in the house. I get a little worried when people sit on it hoping it doesn't collapse! Otherwise it does the intended job.
We have the bench in our entry foyer. It's a good,sturdy bench and looks true to the picture. We usually decorate it with seasonal pillows and throw the extra pillows in the storage compartment. Our only complaint is the wood screw covers fall off constantly and need to be glued in place. Overall, we like the bench and it serves its purpose.
For the price this bench is great. Assembly was not difficult and I found the fasteners to all tighten down nice and sturdy. I did add some Gorilla Glue to the pegs although that wouldn't be necessary at all. I think this bench will hold up quite well for our usage. Recommended.
The assembly instructions were a bit conflicting, but we figured it out without too much trouble. The bench is a bit smaller than I had hoped for but looks nice. The veneer on the seat was blemished so I am in the process of getting a new seat sent to me. The gentleman at the parts dept was delightful to talk to and walked me through the process to get a new one.