Add an elegant functional furniture piece to your entryway or any other room in the home with the Stratford Entryway Bench. This sturdy and stylish bench offers convenient seating for putting on shoes....more
Add an elegant functional furniture piece to your entryway or any other room in the home with the Stratford Entryway Bench. This sturdy and stylish bench offers convenient seating for putting on shoes. Large flip up bench lid reveals large storage compartment. Ladder back styling with no side arms presents a sleek and attractive look. Large flip up bench lid reveals large storage compartment. Ladder back styling with no side arms presents a sleek and attractive look.
Materials: Solid plantation grown pine
Finish: Medium brown auburn stain finish with protective NC lacquer finish
Lift up lid that exposes two (2) large storage compartments
Seats two (2) people comfortably
Seat dimensions: 17 inches high x 47 inches wide x 17 inches deep
Overall dimensions: 31 inches high x 48 inches wide x 17 inchs deep
So we ordered this bench and got it in a reasonable time. Overstock was not much help tracking the package - they actually said it was still in there warehouse (via their automated site and a chat with one of their representatives) and it arrived on my door the next day (having shipped several days before). But I digress.
The bench itself is OK. The size is a little small (yes the measurements are correct) but it LOOKS bigger in the photos. The manufacturing process is subpar at best, the dowels are either oversized or more likely, the slip holes are undersized. I had to use a rubber mallet to gently persuade them in. Further, I found it interesting that you need an actual power drill to assemble the product because you have wood screws that just go right into the finish. To be fair, you don't see the finish after you've screwed into it, but there are no pilot holes or anything...seemed a little dubious to me. The biggest negative for me is the wood used for the inside storage area. I purchased this bench over many others because I was told it was solid wood instead of particle board. It may be real wood, but it's about 1/8" thick at most and rather flimsy. It doesn't look like it could hold more than 20 pounds without breaking. I was planning on storing some heavier items in the bench so this was a setback for me. The rest of the wood, however, is at least solid in construction and looks nice.
Assembly instructions were OK - decent pictures but nothing to rave about. Taking my time, it took about 45 minutes to install with all the proper tools on hand. For the price of ***, I think it's overpriced for the quality. I think around *** would be a fair price. Decided to keep it just to avoid the hassle of returning it but wouldn't buy it again if I had to do it all over.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. fair / poor quality control in manufacturing
How accurate was the on site description of the product? decent
We purchased this bench for our entry. The assembly was not perfect, the lid hinge holes were not aligmed correctly so they had to be redrilled. But once it was assembled, it is a very nice piece of furniture.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nice once it was assembled
How accurate was the on site description of the product? exactly
I love the bench. When you look at it it appears to be low to the ground. However, when you sit on it to put your shoes on or off, the height is perfect. There is a reasonable amount of storage under the seat. I also like that there are no arms on the bench. It makes the foyer appear larger. Definitely a good buy!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good especially for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I had read the other reviews and was a little concerned but I'm so happy with this bench, I just bought another! I'm using the benches on either side of my kitchen table, almost like a booth in a diner. The bench is solid and sturdy, impressive considering the price point. One note, I would make sure to look at the dimensions before you buy. I needed something a little smaller, so it's perfect for me, but if you don't measure it out, you may find the bench a little underwhelming. The bench has no arms, which was a 'must' for me. If that's a must for you too, then I'd say buy. And, I love the storage under the seat - for me that was an added bonus. On the downside, I will say it's not easy to put together, though it isn't hard either. The issue is that although many holes are pre-drilled, for some reason, they're not all pre-drilled. I found that confusing. Also, make sure you have a power screwdriver, many parts are held together by wood screws, and turning them by hand would be awful. But, otherwise, I'm a happy buyer! I'd recommend it.
This bench is exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect size for a small foyer with plenty of hidden storage for my kids backpacks, hats, mittens and the like. I love that it doesn't have arm rests because it is less intrusive in the space by the door that way. The color and finish are beautiful. The price made this bench a good value.
It's probably just me however once I put this bench together it didn't appear anything like the picture! It's small!! I was planning on using it in the entryway however it was really out of place. It's more of a kid buy for toys, shoes, or books for a bedroom. Once I put it together I was't going to take it apart and repackagae to return. I ended up using it for my daughters personal space.
allthough this product arrived with a piece broken, the transaction with overstock was great. they refunded me, and held the shipper accountable. minus that one broken piece, I can tell it would have been constructed to be a handsome piece of furninure.
ONE thing to look out for if you're selecting this: Make sure that your floor is at perfectly perpendicular to the wall. Because there are no attached arms, the back rest on this bench may float and be exposed to break off should your floor pitch away from the wall, as mine does.
What are the interior storage dimension of the bench? Also can you remove the divider or is it necessary?infotechsm on Jan 30, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, infotechsm. The interior dimensions of each bin are 23" W x 15" D x 14" L. The divider should not be removed, because there is a hinge attached to it. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 6, 2014
Hello, thank you for your interest. We do have a few different cushions that match this bench. Some of the items numbers you can look at are:
If none of these work for you, you can type in a search for bench cushions to find something that matches what you are looking for. Good luck!
overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 11, 2013
It is stained but a little less sanded piece of wood.lifeartist on Mar 5, 2013
I need a replacement hinge; who do i need to contact to pruchase one?marcee77 on Jan 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, since this item is presently out of stock, a replacement hinge is unavailable through our site. We do not know if and or when we'll be getting more of this item again. However, 'Simpli Home AXCBEN002 ARTISAN COLLECTION ENTRYWAY BENCH' also carries it. I recommend you contact them and they may be able to guide you. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 4, 2013
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