I've assembled the first of the 2 batches of these chairs that I ordered. I was skeptical thinking these chairs may be flimsy, but they have turned out to be nice and solid!!
Here are some additional details about the chairs that might be useful:
* the chairs weight about 15lbs a piece and feel very solid when you pick them up.
* the frame construction uses pocket screws (hex bolts actually).
* there are at least two hex bolts for attaching each leg to the frame -- perpendicular to each other -- so if the chair loosens you can tight up that hex bolt.
* the chairs are made of rubberwood, which has about the same density at maple, though it is more porous so not a durable. (over time we'll see if that is the case) http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2011912
Be prepared for an all day, exhausting project if you buy these. Every single part of the chair is a separate piece. Your hands and back will ache by the time you are finished and it indeed takes two people to get this done. After the first chair, we developed a sort of assembly linre process but still it took all day. This puts new meaning to the phrase "assembly required." The end product is sturdy enough, though we ended up with one split leg and partially split lower back. The leg was easy enough to replace but nothing could be done about the back without taking the entire chair apart. I was not about to put together one more of these chairs. This a hard call becauise the end product is a good deal, but I would not have purchased these had I known how hard it would be to assemble them.
Excellent value. Yes, you have to put the chairs together, but the effort/time is worth the savings. These same chairs at a local furniture place would have cost me 6x as much! We boought 2 sets (8 chairs), so it took some time to put together, but with the help of a friend, we had them done in a couple of hours total. Once you get the first one figured out they go together quickly.
So far it meets my needs and about what I'd expect from a relatively cheap set. Although, the wood is pretty soft and thin so when assembling it the wood cracked in a number of places. None that are visible, but it remains to be seen how that will impact the longevity. I just noticed last night (after about a month of very minimal use) that the paint on the top of the table seems to be cracking or at least raising up like the wood underneath is cracked. From what I can tell this will fit the bill for what I need for the near term under light usage. If you're looking for something that will get used daily and not so gently, I might look elsewhere
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is ok
Great chairs once they're put together. After the first one it is a little less difficult. The manufacturer could have supplied covers for the screw holes as they are quite large and give the chair an unfinished look. The chairs are sturdy though and should last for quite a while. Great value for the price,
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was perfect.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is average. Some holes for screws were missing and then there were some holes that served no purpose.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was accurate.
After reading the reviews about assembling the chairs, I was a little hesitant to tackle, but they weren't bad at all. It took me a couple of hours from start to finish and I'm very pleased with the result. They are exactly as advertised and very sturdy. I'd buy more if I needed them!
To begin with, not only were these chairs incredibly difficult to build because the screw bolts didn't properly fit the holes and nuts. We had to "prep" the the nuts and bolts to fit into each other before even assembling. Luckily we had a power drill to screw in the seat of the chair because those holes were impossible to manually fit the screws into. The instructions weren't particularly difficult, you just have to have extreme attention to detail to properly read them. The chairs did arrive in a timely manner so shipping wasn't an issue.
Now here is the real reason I am writing this Jig Saw review! Jig Saw had his way with my chair! One of the chairs came with a back body of the chair leg that was already "broken". When I grabbed the leg out, I said that it looked broken. Under a closer inspection it had this crazy jig saw pattern that had been perfectly cut straight through the chair's leg! the pieces were together as a puzzle but easily taken apart!
so now we have to wait for a leg replacement to be shipped out. The quality is questionable since the slice through this leg chair looks machine made and intentional.
If you don't mind spending a couple of hours assembling the chairs then this is a good deal....There are a lot of pieces to assemble.
Having said that I am pleased with my purchase. I removed the hard plastic pads on the chairs and replaced with felt pads which give a better "feel" when moving the chairs and will also better protect the floor.
Good luck putting these chairs together! The angle that you have to be at to join the legs to rest of the body is close to impossible. To top it off when you do get them together a good majority of the screws will be stripped. We've had these in use for less than two months and we are constantly having to try (stress try) to tighten them. Not only that, five have gone in the trash from having broken legs or backs.
Hello bbrowneyes81, These chairs have received excellent reviews! Each chair weighs approximately 15 pounds. The weight capacity for each chair is 250 pounds. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 24, 2014
Hello, jkreynolds1921. Overstock.com does not weight test all its products. However, dining chairs like these typically have a weight limit of 250 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2014
What is the seat height (from floor to the seat)?
I have a 31" table and have to have 24" chairs.samrau22 on Feb 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello marie2014, yes these are solid rubber wood. This wood is very common for furniture. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 13, 2014
I purchased this set 2 years ago. One of the chairs broke. I am trying to find out how I can get a replacement chair. I do not need the whole set.shalyn1019 on Feb 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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