The bench arrived in good condition, but the wood (or the finish) really smelled. I thought that once the bench "aired' out, the smell would weaken, but it did not. I had already discarded the packaging so I was stuck with the item (it looked good at the foot of the bed though!). My solution was to apply a thin layer of clear varnish which effectively "sealed" in the smell. I can only hope that the smell was not toxic.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Close to image
Please tell us about the quality of the product. OK for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
If you are sensitive to off gassing type smells, this is not the bench for you. Pfeweee did it ever stink for a good week. It wasn't a horrible chemical smell though but a strange smoky wood stain smell. Anyhow, it took a full week to settle down and then still I could waft it every now and then after.
Putting it together isnt bad. A bit tricky to line up the triangle bracket things and we've had to tighten it twice since putting together but since it has been solid.
I love the way it looks. We use it as a coffee table in our small apartment and it works wonderfully. It is sturdy and easy to clean.
For the great price I am willing to overlook the smell and the somewhat tricky construction and probably would buy it again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? A little darker
Please tell us about the quality of the product. As expected
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Nice finish, looks worth more than I paid for it! I needed a small, compact cocktail table that could also serve as a bench if needed. I have a narrow living room and the scale and the design fit perfectly! I'd definitely recommend this piece to anyone with limited living space.
This table arrived broken with one of the sides broken. I discovered this half way through the assembly process so, when Overstock told me I would need to fit it back in the original packaging (seriously!?) in order to return it, I had my husband get out the clamps and the wood glue and have a go at fixing it. It is now functional but will probably break someday soon when a kid climbs on top of it and it collapses.
The bench was delivered quickly and was well packaged. It has a weird almost BBQ smell to the wood, but I just left it in my garage for a few days before I put it together and it diminished (but you can still smell it slightly when you sit on the bench). It was very easy to assemble and looks great as an entry way seat. It is very sturdy and I have no complaints especially considering the great price!
The first bench arrived broken, but Overstock was great and we got a new one within a week. The second one was perfect and pretty simple to put together with two people. I love the look of the bench and it's nice and sturdy. I only wish they had end tables & a TV stand to match :)
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice Quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate Description
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