This garden bench came exactly as described. Every piece fit together perfectly with pre-drilled holes aligning just right. I'm a 65 year old gal and I assembled it by myself in about 30 minutes. There were a total of 5 bench pieces, 6 long screws, 6 shorter screws and 6 wood pegs. Most screws are tightened with an allen wrench - 2 were provided I imagine just in case one broke during screw tightening.You will need a phillips screwdriver for 6 other screws. Instructions were not written but illustrated and if you just stop to study the diagrams, you'll have no trouble putting it together. It is sturdy enough for what I think will be years of use while light enough for me to move around without help. I have it on my garage roof/porch and it won't blow away! It was lightly oiled and smelled of fragrant wood while I was putting it together. I'm very pleased with the look and feel of this attractive garden bench. You won't be disappointed if you are considering purchasing it.! Now I'm looking for a cushion - but it's comfortable without one.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Comparable
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. From shipping to assembly this bench had excellent quality. All parts arrived in perfect condition and shipping materials protected the pieces. Great care in making sure this shipped without damage was obvious from the packing materials and how the pieces were tied together.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The bench was everything I expected from the description and pictures.
Not sturdy at all and I would not trust that people who sit on it will not break it. The second bench came with pieces that were split, so can't even attempt to put that one together. I wish I hadn't put the first one together and just returned it. Waste of money.
The bench provides nice extra seating around the pool. Time will tell if it will weather well. Through no fault of OS, one of the bench arms was delivered with a nice sized ding. After much searching the OS warehouse was able to ship out a new bench arm to replace the damaged one. I say a hearty "thank you" for their effort. All in all I like the bench and am pleased with it.
This is a beautiful bench, but some parts came banged up. Overstock quickly sent a new one to use to replace the banged up parts, but that bench had different components even though it was the same bench (and it had banged up parts too, despite the box it came in being in perfect condition). Anyway, with a bunch more work than I anticipated, it was finally put together and looks good.