This wooden gray bench may look like something you would see in a lovely garden, but it was designed for indoor use. This classic gray bench has an understated gothic influence that will add a touch of practical elegance to any room....more
The Benjamin bench takes a classic garden form and transports it indoors. Elegant finials on the sides under the arms, a back motif inspired by gothic architecture transform the grey-finished pine Benjamin bench into a striking statement appropriate for entryways, living room and bedroom.
Dimensions: 36 inches high x 40 inches wide x 19.7 inches deep
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36 in. H. x 40 in. W. x 19.7 in D.
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As with the only other "wood" item I've ever ordered from Overstock, this bench arrived damaged. There was a fairly large split in the wood on the seat back. However, I'm too impatient/lazy to return things unless the damage is egregious, so I kept it and plan to try to fix with some wood glue. The bench sits in our front entry mainly for decor and doesn't get much use, and the split isn't noticeable unless you look for it or run your hand along the top. I like the color; it is definitely on the lavendar side of gray, but to me that's pretty clear from the computer image, so I'm not sure why others were surprised. It has a Parisian shabby chic feel, especially with that damaged, err distressed, back.
This bench arrived with lots of chipped paint and large cracks. The second bench they sent had a crack ed leg and paint chips. The people making this didn't even bother to open their eyes while painting the bench. I know this was cheap but I at least expected clean paint and that the chair would not have deep cracks so the bench would break. Overstock needs to talk to this major furniture company about their quality control issues since Safavieh makes so much furniture on this site as well as on Joss and Main and One Kings Lane. Most of the time they just rename their products so you can't compare them- but it's all the same Safavieh furniture.
We loved the overlapping gothic arches on the back so we got it for our entryway. The first bench came and went together easily enough, but the front right leg was a full 2 inches too short. There was no way to adjust it so we sent it back. We ordered another hoping it was a fluke, but the leg on that one was a 1/2 inch too short. We stacked three felt sticky pads together and now it's level with the others. Weird but doable. Also, we got this in gray because it was cheaper than the antique white. The gray reads very purple. We'll be painting it anyway, but just wanted you to know.
I have been looking for the perfect wooden bench for my daughters room. I thought I was in luck when I found this one. It turned out to be broken and the wrong color. Despite buying an extra insurance on Google to assure satisfaction with my product; I'm stuck with it! The box was thrown away before I knew it was damaged and according to Overstocks website to return it means I have to ship it back and cover the costs myself. It would cost 1/2 what I already paid for it. I'm disappointed and won't ever purchase furniture online again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It wasn't the same at all. It was supposed to be grey and is lavender instead.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Several wooden dowels were broken or missing and the back of the bench was cracked completely through.
The curves of this bench are beautiful. It is a nice addition to our mud room. It is of good quality and sturdy construction.
The color however is a purpled grey. Almost mauve. Our mudroom is done in various shades of grey and this bench color just doesn't fit in. It looks purple in our grey space. I would imagine that in other spaces where grey wasn't so predominant that it might appear somewhat grey.
I love the bench style and construction though and am willing to repaint it myself to match our space.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? not at all like pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? fairly
Hello msdesmnd, we appreciate your inquiry. We apologize for the inconvenience of the missing screws. You will be contacted by customer service. We hope this information has been helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 12, 2013
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