I really like this "bench" overall. It looks exactly like the picture....Great quality and adds a tropical flair to your room. Be sure to look at the dimensions. It is much wider and lower to the ground than i anticipated (just because i failed to look closely at the dimensions). The box arrived and what was written on it was "coffee table". I point this out just so you know that it may be more suited for a coffee table than bench. Overall, I would recommend it, but just look closely at its size to make sure it will fit your space.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair
I ordered this bench to use as a coffee table since my old one was simply too much table for my living room. It overwhelmed it. This makes a great coffee table and really opens the space. I'm looking to create a relaxed yet functional atmosphere and this does the trick. My only complaint is that it's not very sturdy. This issue can be remedied with a little ingenuity and some 2 x 4s. For the price I paid for it, I can't complain too much.
This is definitely NOT a bench. It is a coffee table which is what I wanted. I put it in the sun room of my home and it is a lovely accent piece. The appearance is sturdy, but I would not put any heavy objects on it.(That is the only reason I rated it "Good".) It is not a light piece, but not heavy either. Easy to assemble as all you have to do is screw in the legs. I plan on putting a wooden tray on the top for coffee cups, etc. It would also do well at the foot of a bed, etc. I would recommend this purchase for use as an accent piece.
Easy assemble because all you have to do is attach the short legs. Like the other reviews, you might find the height too low, but i wanted it that way just coz our living room apartment is small, the low height kinda made the room look wider in the middle, if you know what I mean. I bought this because i have a 1 yr old and I dont worry about him bumping into the edges of our coffee table, really child friendly. It is also wide so we sometimes use it as a dining table when we're all watching tv in the living room, lol! Only thing is in the first few weeks, there are bits and pieces of the rattan shedding off, I guess it's just natural coz it's made of organic material, nothing major, still looks great.
When ordering the item my end use was to have this item as an ottoman. Unfortunately the description given as a bench is not accurate as it is extremely low to the ground. I love the look of the wicker and find the quality very good. So I had a custom cushion made for the top with Velcro straps to secure it in place. The cushion gives it the height that it needs to be functional.