I really spent a lot of time looking for the right bench before ordering the Safevieh Garret Zebra Wood Bench. It arrived sooner than expected, which is always a nice surprise. The bench seems sturdy and well-built. As others have mentioned, the color of the fabric is more black and cream rather than black and white, which wasn't an issue for me as I intend to re-upholster it anyway because, unfortunately, the pattern clashes with my other furniture. Otherwise, I wouldn't change it - In fact, I seriously thought about having my other chairs re-upholstered because the bench is so darling! I'm using it in my living room between two occasional chairs. The only reason I deducted one star is because there was about a quarter-size chunk of wood missing on the "X" section. Since the wood piece was not found in the shipping box, I assume it happened before leaving the manufacturer. Overstock offered to replace it with a new one if I wanted to return it at no cost to me, or they could give me a small credit for the damage. I opted for the credit as the area can easily be repaired with some wood filler and I didn't want to hassle with returning it.
Took a chance on purchasing this bench because it is hard to tell from a small picture what it will look like and the quality of it. I was pleasantly surprised when I received it. First, delivery was super quick & received it next day. It was easy to assemble and it is so lovely with the black and ivory zebra chenille fabric.It is also quite comfortable for sitting. It looks far more expensive than its actual cost. It is now one of my favorites pieces in my newly furnished family room.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? black and ivory
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very sturdy and well made.Easy to assemble.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
Amazingly sturdy, easy to assemble - even without instructions. Fabric is the only detractor - but the piece as a whole is a great deal.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
Looks great in room nice accent piece in any room would recommend
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
I love this piece. Just put a little zip in my room that I needed. Everyone loves it. The quality was good and easy to put together. I am so glad I looked on overstock.com. I was going to buy it from Wayfair and it was the same and more expensive. A good buy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
Love this piece! Looks like cost much more than did! Goes perfectly in my foyer! Very easy to put together and arrived quickly! Very satisfied with this piece!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This bench looks great and is of surprisingly good quality for a very modest price. I knew, from other reviews, that the fabric color is beige/black, not white/black, and that's what I wanted. It looks much richer and I'm very pleased. The only downside, and the reason I subtracted a star, is because of the assembly. Assembly SHOULD have been quite easy, but the bolts were overly inserted in the wood and were not long enough to use. It took me forever, and several assemble/disassemble steps, to figure out how to use pliers to extend the bolts further.
I wanted a bench to use at the end of my king size bed. I had always planned on recovering the fabric and it looks great. It looked great before I recovered it with the fabric it already had, but if you want to recover, it was very easy to do.
I love this bench. I brought it for my entry way and the size is perfect. It took me about 10 minutes to put together. The zebra print and fabric is nice and if you get tired of the print you can always cover to give it a new look. Very please!!
Easy to put together - pieces twist together (screw without the use of tools). Fabric comes covered well in protective clear plastic, although I am planning to recover it to blend with my decor. The wood finish is almost black, smooth and consistent. The bench is a wonderful DIY find!
This bench is beautiful. The fabric is champagne and black, giving it a much richer look than stark black and white. The cushion is well padded, though a bit soft. I'm not sure how it would wear with a lot of use, but in our home it is just extra seating for large gatherings. It should last a long while. The wood is dark, kind of 2-tone, very rich looking. The interesting curved bottom is a nice detail making the bench look more expensive than it is. We replaced our piano bench with this piece (piano is seldom played, and is ebony) and it looks super nice. When we have parties, we just pull it away from the piano and then have seating for two. Love it!
VERY happy with purchase- very easy to put together, looks great and very comfortable. I think another reviewer mentioned something about the plastic covering and I agree - you can hardly see it so I might keep it on as well - using as a dining bench and will keep it well protected.
This bench was easy to put together. I believe it is sturdier than most in art because of the added decorative piece that spans the bottom. Fabric on seat is soft. Colors are off white and black for zebra print. No funny smells. Very nice bench.
This bench has been a great addition to our eclectic style living room. The design is unique enough, but still classic. Although I loved the zebra print fabric, it didn't match our room at all, so I had to recover it. Recovering was a pretty simple procedure because the top was removable by unscrewing it from the base, then reattaching when recovered.