Ensure that your home makes a good first impression with this pine entryway bench. Featuring a lacquered finish, this piece will serve as a charming focal point in your foyer or hallway. It also offers plenty of space for your shoes and accessories....more
Add an elegant functional furniture piece to your entryway or any other room in the home with the Normandy Entryway Storage Bench. This sturdy and stylish bench offers convenient seating for putting on shoes. Open the flip up lid to a large storage compartment in which your shoes can be stored.
Materials: Solid plantation grown pine
Finish: Light avalon brown stain finish with protective NC lacquer finish
Lift up lid that exposes two large storage compartments
Seats two people comfortably
Elegantly tapered legs, grooved front panels and ladder style seat back
Dimensions: 26 inches high x 48 inches wide x 17 inches deep
Storage compartment dimensions: 10.25 inches high x 42.5 inches wide x 14 inches deep
The bench is quite small, but the dimensions on the website are correct. For some reason, all of these benches are undersized and I wish they were bigger. Still, it is
well engineered, a beautiful color and looks like a real piece of furniture, not a home
fabricated one. I took another reader's advice and did some extra gluing. I don't know
if it was necessary, but it gave me peace of mind. MOST of the other benches in this
price category are made of MDF with paper thin wood veneer. Only complaint: can't
we make furniture like this in the USA for the same price? YES WE CAN!!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a fine quality product. It really IS solid wood and finished with care.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfectly accurate.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Bethlehem Township, NJ,
Mar 19, 2013
This bench brought our laundlry/mud room to a whole new level of sophistication! We needed a place we could both sit and put our boots on at the same time, and this bench does it in style. Most of the assembly was very easy. The last two steps - putting the bracing bars in and aligning the seat closer took a little extra effort, but grumpy husband recovered nicely. The storage area is pretty large. The material used for the bottom isn't very thick, but it seems sturdy enough. I won't put anything very heavy in it, though. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase. It does exactly what I needed it to.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is actually is deeper and a little more red. Definitely not a blonde oak, but I like it even better.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The bench is very well made. It will last a lifetime.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was right on.
Not worth the effort!. I called Overstock about difficulty in assembling the product as the holes were too small. The customer support wanted a picture of the damage. I told her that there were no damage but the holes were too small for the cam screws supplied. She still insisted for the picture.
I then decided to make the hole bigger. I was successful to get the screw in. Then ran into another problem; the cam nut cannot locks itself with the screw. I used some plumbing tape so that it acts as a washer in between. There is an issue with the length of the screw.
It looks good and sturdy after the full assembly, but I am hesitant to sit on it. Also this piece is so small, looks like a doll bench.
After all the efforts, my wife says, not worth the efforts and not safe to keep it n the entryway the intended use of this piece of junk.
This piece is going into trash.
The bench is very nice for the price. My husband was able to put it together as he is skilled in this area, but I am not sure I could have done it . But, it will serve the purpose I bought it for very well.
Ordered the light bench, color matches well. Only problem was some of the parts are difficult to assemble, pre-drilled holes for some of the pieces are not the right sizes and some screws on the inside are very difficult to get in (we just skipped them). Did experience some rubbing on one side of the bench as reported, I think because one side of the bench top pre-drilled holes did not line up and the screws went in crooked.
We have been delighted with our new storage bench. The wood is really beautiful and the quality is outstanding. It was darker than the picture shows, but we were happy with the medium color because it matched our family room better than light wood would have. It was relatively easy to put together and has a large storage area. It is easy to open and close and we did not experience any of the rubbing that was described in other reviews. We were able to find a cushion online that fits it perfectly and was the color we wanted. Overall, we have been very pleased and this beautiful piece of furniture is a nice addition to our house!
The top of the bench, as others have described, scrapes the arms of the bench, leaving scratch marks and has even chipped part of the arm rest. Also, as mentioned by others, the color definitely does not come close to the color shown in the ad. It is a darker brown with little orange/gold coloring. The bench looks nice, and although easy enough to assemble, better quality control is needed when putting out products that need to be assembled by the average consumer.
Can the center divider be left out to allow for one long storage area in lieu of two separate ones?evilbytch69 on Mar 13, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello evilbytch69, the divider in the storage compartment is actually where the lid support goes. You can put the bench together without the divider but the lid would not stay up and it would decrease the weight capacity. Thank you for checking with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 28, 2014
Thank you for contacting us gooshly. We apologize for the delay on answering your question. We will post it soon as possible.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 13, 2013
Thank you for contacting us gooshly. The storage compartment measurements are: 10.25 inches H x 42.5 inches W x 14 inches D. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 14, 2013
I would like to use this as a guest book. If people write on this with sharpie will it stay? Or would I have to re-lacquer its surface?plinababez on Jan 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Although we cannot recommend a specific size cushion, we do recommend that you keep the dimensions of this item in mind when selecting a cushion. The dimensions are 26 inches high by 48 inches wide by 17 inches deep.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 11, 2012
What is the weight limit on this item? on Sep 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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