I was originally looking for leather chairs. Most of what I found was only bonded leather, which is not really leather at all. I saw chairs similar to these in a high end furniture store and I liked the appearance. When I saw them on Overstock, I thought I would give them a try. they are listed as "faux leather." That is a way to get them to show up when someone searches for "leather"- I think that is a misleading practice., They arrived very promptly. Directions were not clear, and a power tool is definitely recommended. I ordered a total of 6 chairs and it took me about 2 hours to assemble them. The quality of construction is typical of Chinese products. The wood frames had a lot of splintering at the drill holes, and the legs are wobbly, even after adjusting them several times. The packaging was done nicely, but there were 2 chairs that are defective. One was badly painted- there is paint missing. The other had a fractured leg. I reported these problems to Overstock, and requested a new leg and some touch up paint. I told them I wanted the parts in time for Thanksgiving but that was yesterday and still no parts, and no confirmation that they are being sent. I feel as though I am getting the runaround. These are essentially kitchen chairs and not worth the price. I hope I will get the replacement parts soon, especially since one of the chairs is completely unusable.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Black is black
Please tell us about the quality of the product. 2 of the chairs were defective
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
These chairs are comfortable, sturdy and modern. When considering styles for new chairs, I wanted the clean look of parsons chairs. Not only do these chairs have the clean lines I was looking for, but the keyhole design adds interest, not to mention a very convenient place to grab onto. I considered real leather, but switched my preference to faux for durability and maintenance reasons.
The chairs arrived quickly, with no damage, and with all the necessary parts. Assembly was easy, though I'd highly recommend using a cordless drill/driver with torque settings to make screwing in the bolts easier. Also, when assembling the chairs, I found it best to do the following to ensure there are no wobbles:
1) Attach the front legs to the seat as directed. Go ahead and tighten the bolts. (Careful not to over-tighten and crack the wood.)
2) Loosely attach the seat back to the seat with the respective bolts. Leave enough play so the two parts can settle into the right position relative to each other.
3) Set the chair upright on a flat, and let the chair settle so all the legs are touching the flat surface.
4) Tighten the bolts, ensuring as you do the legs remain in contact with the flat surface.
I bought 4 of these chairs to upgrade our décor and to surprise my husband, when he came back from one deployment in 2011. We are a military family, and when we moved from KS to HI, only 3 of the 4 chairs made it to Hawaii, even when they were just few months old. but I blamed the movers on that time and I didn't order another one because overstock don't ship to Hawaii!!
now, 2.5 years after, only 1 is still intact, the other 2 ripped In the seat, same spot (left side in the back corner of the seat). This is not for normal wear an tear, it can't be because we maybe sit at the table only twice a day, for breakfast and dinner for 45 minutes max. daily. I can't imagine this set in a house with a lot of guest, or with kids that may use them more often.
They used to be a great addition because looked fantastic, too bad that the quality is not great... Be prepared to make a new set in a couple of years because this set doesn't last longer.
The chairs look great in my office. Very unique for an administrator's office and go great with my granite conference table I picked up on Craig's list. The only issue was that after putting them together, they were a little wobbly so I had to remove a couple of the bottom slider buttons to level them out. Now they're fine. Many compliments on their look and how comfortable they are.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? good.
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
These parson chairs have a bit of uniqueness to them with the keyhole (which also makes it easy to move them in and out from the table.) It makes my glass table in the dining room look fabulous. Very happy with them. My husband struggled for 45 minutes putting together the first chair. Then, got the hang of it and put the other 5 chairs together in 10 minutes each. He found the correct angle to get the screws to line up easily, and he adapted the alan wrench (by clipping it, he's a tool guy) to fit into his cordless drill. The chairs look elegant. I don't use my dining room very often, so I'm hoping they will last a very long time. They are very comfortable. I have 4 *** chairs in my kitchen that were $$$ each, and I've pulled in 2 of these chairs to put at the ends of the table when I had guests, and they look great even with the higher end chairs.
I was skeptical from a few of the other reviews. I decided to try for myself. I'm glad i did. The chair is made well, very easy for me and my 4 yr old to put together. Just pay attention to the directions (3 different size screws, not 2) and use your brain and you'll be fine. The under is very unfinished, like another reviewer said, but so what, you don't see it at all. Im very happy for them to use in my kitchen and the seat is plenty deep. Im so pleased, i'm ordering another 2.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. nice
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
These chairs are great! Took some time getting them all together but they are super comfortable. I searched several websites to find the perfect chair. I was very nervous, because I could not try them out first. Due to all the reviews I went ahead and bought them. My dinning room table looks fab with these new chairs! An excellent BUY!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellend
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
How much does the entire package weigh? If I were to need to return the items, is there a required shipping method? Are there any return fees?njugi on May 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The package weight is 38 pounds. If there is nothing wrong with the items you would pay for the return.
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Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on May 10, 2013
Thank you for your question. I'm sorry that information is not available to me. If you add this item to your cart it will tell you if you can ship this to a APO/FPO address.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 28, 2013
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