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Looks great in the pictures, poor in person.
 from Seattle, WA,  May 12, 2014

I was excited to get this piece. I love the original Shell Chair, Designed by Hans J. Wegner. This replica looks great from a distance but before we talk about aesthetics, let's talk nuts and bolts. The instructions to put the chair together were bad, just awful. The pictures and the step by step (didn't have a step by step) were confusing. The list of parts didn't match what was included. I was left to learn which screws were needed where and even then, the holes did not align well and it took two people pushing, pulling and applying just the right amount of pressure to get it to finally come together. When it was done, from a distant viewing, it looks awesome. Up close...not so much. The "walnut" finish is not walnut. This manufacture uses one type of plywood and then applies a spray on finish to resemble the base color of the wood type they claim the finish is. There were several spots that were filled with putty, and large amounts at that. This was my second time around with this chair; the first one I returned because of obvious damage incurred at the manufactures site, lines and scratched on the underside of the seats wood finish from the drying racks and a dent on one of the edges. If this chair was going into a more common area of my home, I would return it and get an original.

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