This bench came pre-assembled. The shipping box had significant damage but no harm was done to the bench itself. It is quite strong with the wood seating area and iron legs. There is room underneath for shoes. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the wood seating area was grayer than displayed in the picture and not really matching the basket color. I didn't mind as the top is reminiscent of old barn wood or antiqued wood. It also didn't come with a cushion but a throw pillow or 2 will accent it nicely. It is a smaller bench but it was perfect for near the coat closet where we can put on/ take off shoes and store our hats, gloves and scarves with room to spare. The baskets are bigger than I expected. It can seat 1 to 2.
The secondary function of this bench - storage - doesn't work. The drawers/baskets hang off their super flimsy wooden rails atop (as opposed to sitting on some bottom support) which are prone to cracking and coming off the moment you put any weight inside. Don't even think to use it often because they would most likely crack just by trying to slide them in and out. My drawers rails actually came broken to start with, I guess even under the feather-weight of the drawers themselves during transportation. This item should cost about $89 tops for the metal frame and shipping, then you could reinforce the baskets or fit/improvise new ones.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. disappointing
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? not accurate
This item looks cheap. Wrought iron sides are only nice part. Box arrived with old ship label still on it (clearly another tried it & returned it). Top is weird gray stain and does not remotely match brown stain on sides. Gray wood putty visible at every seam. Also- this is a small bench. I returned this item and took a $$$ ship charge hit because I couldn't use this thing anywhere. Not up to overstock's usual high standards. Don't waste money on this!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Poor - they use 2 different stains! Sides rich brown, top is gray
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor! Gray wood putty in all seams & filling a divot
Was searching for a smaller size bench that could also handle storing multiple pairs of shoes. This item met all my needs and looks great in our foyer. There was no assembly needed, just slip the draws in and it's ready for placement. Great purchase, very happy!
first and foremost, the item arrived on time with no damage and mirrored the website photo and description perfectly. there was absolutely no assembly required and the materials and construction are of excellent quality. the bench looks great in our entryway and matches the decor exactly as we anticipated!
Prior reviews are absolutely correct! Shipping condition was fine ... but the drawer slides do NOT FUNCTION. I thought, perhaps, a little lubricant, but the plastic components may as well not even have been included ... they were stripped pieces of plastic shreds right out of the box!!! Do not buy this product unless you have a handyman willing to rebuild it. Exact look and dimensions I searched for ... now I am searching again. Beyond Disappointed!!!!
Perfect for all the kids crocs, tennis shoes, flip flops! Each drawer holds 3-4 pair of adult shoes. I got so sick of tripping over my twin teenagers shoes in the foyer.This is very sturdy and looks nice, not super cheap (even though it was). This was a great bargain and I'm a very satisfied customer. Now if they would put them in the drawers without being asked.
I ordered two of these to go under large windows in the master bath to put towels on and TP etc, in the baskets. I loved the look. I ordered them late on August 12th, they were sitting on my porch mid morning August 14th!!! Now! THAT is fast! Upon opening, I was concerned one or both might be damaged as past reviews indicated as such. But both are perfect! They also match perfectly, stain etc . . . colors. I'm VERY happy! Also, baskets slide from side supports, not at the bottom as some others reported.
Drawer does not open so I am not happy. One drawer glide is warped making it difficult to open.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? gooc
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. not good one drawer does not open
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I do like the bench, but think it is just a touch over priced for what you get. It is small, so get your tape measure out to visualize before you buy. It's nice looking, but seems more appropriate for a back door bench than front.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Slightly different than described. The edging is good, but the veneer used on the seat is a different color and grain.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality, baskets are good, but the price is a little high for the quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty accurate, save the seat veneer.
This bench was exactly the size it was described as being. The drawers open easily. It has a sort of shabby elegant look to it, which is exactly how it appeared in the picture. The size is accurate and the packaging is great. So far this spring I have ordered over 8 items from o.com and I have been THRILLED every time.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
I love this small bench! It was exactly what I have been looking for in many of the local stores to no avail. I was super excited that I didn't have to assemble it myself, and it is very sturdy in its construction. It is better quality than I had originally expected. No visible screw holes, glue, or areas of damage of any kind. I am very happy with this bench! The drawers are deeper than they look in the picture, probably can hold about 3-4 pairs of adult size tennis shoes each.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact color match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Looks great by the back door-perfect to sit on & good storage in the baskets. Shoes fit underneath. Just what I was looking for.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy and looks expensive