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
This is a very solid bench with two baskets that slide out from underneath. My unit was darker than pictured. The metal frame is very strong so this can be used for seating. My cons would be that the baskets are not on any type of slider rails, so they rub against the metal frame (if you have heavy items in the baskets, then it takes a bit of force to pull/push) and there were a few spots of metal "hangnails". It could've been smoothed own so there weren't any sharp surfaces.
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.