I love these chairs! My husband and I are having a 10 foot farmhouse table made, so I wanted chairs that would compliment our existing furniture, be durable enough to withstand the many 6 foot + men in our family and meet our budget. I had originally looked for wood chairs, but everything I found felt too small, the reviews led me to believe they were too weak, or they just didn't fit our budget. The moment I came cross these chairs I fell in love. The wood and metal work so well together; giving a rustic look and just enough metal to avoid feeling too industrial. The metal is super-sturdy and the solid wooden seat is huge. My 6'2 husband feels very confident with these chairs holding his weight, and they're comfortable! We ordered 12 chairs, so it took quite awhile to put them all togehter, but it was well worth the hours of assembly. Here are my words of advice for assembly: - When you lay out all the pieces, I learned that it's best not to follow the instructions to a T. I put my first couple chairs frames together laying flat on the ground, but that was a mistake. First, lay the back on the ground and screw the side rails (items B & C) into the back, but don't screw them in all the way. - Once B & C are screwed in enough to hold, stand the seat back upright (you may need a second set of hands to help with this part). When the chair is upright, then put on the front piece. Its awkward and kind of challenging, but it pays off. If you do it this way, you can make sure that the chair is being screwed together so the legs are even and the chair doesn't wobble. You may need to twist and adjust parts B & C to get it together right, so its helpful that theyre not screwed in all the way after step 1. I had to redo my first couple chairs when I learned they were very wobbly. Once I started putting them together with this new method, I had sturdy chairs with no wobble! - Once the frame is all together, set the wood seat on top and use a Sharpie from underneath to put dots through the screw holes. Then, drill pilot holes into the seat before screwing the seat to the frame. ***Do not use a power drill or a torque screwdriver to insert the wood screws*** They are very weak and will break; its best to insert them the good old fashion way! I hope these tips help! We love these chairs and couldnt be more excited to show them off to our friends and family!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was exactly as it appeared online.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is great.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was very accurate.
We bought these to go with our our sumner XXXXXX XXXX table (round light pine pedestal) and couldn't be more pleased. If feels like we got away with something considering how inexpensive these are compared to the XX table. They match perfectly, are very sturdy, and look like they cost about three times more than they do. Overall an excellent value and I would recommend them to anyone. Note that assembly is required and there are a pretty decent amount of small parts.
We purchased eight of these chairs to go with our square oak farmhouse table as replacement chairs. I had purchased the chairs and table eight years ago and finished them myself from a "Wood You" type store. The chairs just didn't hold up. So, we sold them in the garage sale and searched for new ones. These were the perfect update. They go well with our bronze fixtures in our new home. These chairs are very nice. The wood is nice and thick. Pretty. They are larger, and a bit taller than most other chairs I've seen. They would be great for any body size really - from big and tall to our children they seem to sit great. They are not as rubbed as I anticipated them to be. They are on the dark side - more black than brown. They are a darker (sort of orangish not golden) oak color. They are very sturdy. They are not inexpensive looking. For assembly FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE LAST REVIEWER to the "T" and you'll be set. We did EXACTLY what she said to do - sharpie marker, pre-drill holes, and how she put B&C together first but not all the way then the front piece so that the chairs were sturdy. They go together QUICK (hardest part was drilling the holes). DO NOT USE A POWER TOOL to screw in anything. All in all - great set for what we paid. I've seen other chairs that were as nice for twice the price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was darker than it appeared - but beautiful
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I absolutely believe I got what I paid for and then some. The wood was much thicker than I expected - in a good way!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I believe it was accurate. They're not as "rubbed" as I anticipated and they are darker (on the black side) vs. bronze.
I was actually surprised at how stunning the wood is - it's really beautiful. The metal was a bit lighter than I expected. It doesn't make the chair feel un-sturdy or anything, it just is less substantial and a bit cheaper than I was expecting... but at these prices it's probably more a case of my expectations being unreasonable. They look really really really nice and I would definitely recommend them and/or buy them again. They're also so comfortable I don't think I need chair pads for them. Similar to other reviews, one screw did break while we were assembling them, so that seems to be a consistent worry, but overall I am very happy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
The chairs did just what we wanted them to do.......we had an old (in great shape) oak table and a fireplace, that had black wrought iron trim, in the same room . The chairs pulled both those features together perfectly....and....they are comfortable .
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. better than we expected for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Best chair for the money, I found. We needed them for a family gathering to match our current wood and metal chairs. They are just great, and as far as difficulty putting them together, forget about it. Using the earlier instructions, and the right tool, I could put one together in about 20 minutes, I bought 6 chairs and had them all together on a rainy morning before lunch. Can't beat them!
I bought these chairs to match an antique table and hutch. The wood matches and the metal goes well with the hardware on the hutch. The chairs are not bulky but are very sturdy. They were also quite easy to put together but you will need a drill to attach the seat to the frame of the chair. I am very happy with the purchase of these chairs.
Nice looking chairs, but a little heavier than I wanted. It would be nice to be able to know weights when placing orders. Tricky to put together but after a couple of re-dos they are together. Look nice, just heavy for kids and older adults
the package arrived pretty beat up, the styrofoam panels inside seemed to have been pushed down with a boot to fit. styrofoam pieces are all over, the bags with the small parts were open and i am missing 4 flat washers and cant assemble 2nd chair. i searched through the mess of styrofoam and found a missing foot, but not the missing washers. i do really like the one chair i was able to assemble though.
Really like these chairs. We bought 8 for our dining room. The only issue I have is that the rear legs have a plastic floor protection pad that was made so it cannot fit the legs at the proper angle. They all exposea few centimeters of the metal from the leg on the back edge, so if someone was to tilt it back and drag it than you will scratch your floor quite bad. We have brand new wood floors that are in constant danger now. I had to buy felt pads for all the chairs (but those can fall off without notice).
We returned these as they were too heavy to move/push back from the dining table on our rug, i.e. when you're done eating and want to stand up. Also, for smaller people (5ft tall), the vertical bars on the seat back are very uncomfortable as they dig into your back. The metal backs and legs seemed too industrial for our taste.