This traditionally styled oak indoor bench is more than just a comfortable and convenient place to sit. It is a functional storage chest with three drawers that have plenty of room for reading material, discs and remotes, and even sewing supplies....more
In the end, the assembled bench looks nice. However, I had to do a fair amount of my own work to make up for some shoddy wormanship by the factory. There were dowel holes that were poorly drilled (so the dowels themselves did not fit snugly), the finish was uneven, poorly illustrated assembly instructions, etc. I used glue, bar clamps, and some additional bracing hardware to improve the bench. Without that, it would have been a pretty mediocre completed product.
Note: the instructions say the bench will support 240 lbs. So though there is room for two people to sit, it better be two people that weigh less than 120 lbs each. I added some L-braces under the seat to allow for added weight. Also, the drawers underneath the seat are exremely small; each will hold two to three pairs of gloves, no more. Maybe I should have expected this given the bench's stated dimensions, but it was still surprising how little the drawers hold nonetheless.
Buy it if you want the beginnings of a decent looking bench. However, it's not a bench I assembled easily, nor is it one that provides much storage.
I am very happy with this Hillside Oak Country Bench. I like the quality, style and wood finish. The directions for assembling the bench were straightforward and we had no problem putting it together. It looks great in our foyer! For the price, this is a nice piece of furniture.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The wood finish is just as shown on the website.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I am pleased with the wood, finish and design of this bench.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? I am pleased with the site description and the actual product. I received what I perceived I purchased.
There was a piece of the side panel that was cracked, it is in a spot that didn't matter and is up against a wall so we didn't send it back. We know that "O" would have totally replaced it w/in a week, but didn't want to go to all the trouble so we wood puttied it and left it. The color is a little darker, which worked out great for us. The drawers are small, but I knew that from other reviews and don't mind. Less for the family to collect...This is in our front entryway of our lake home and fits in well. Not too big, not too heavy so I can move it easy to clean the floor.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? a shade darker, which was fine for us
Please tell us about the quality of the product. okay
How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
My bench arrived on time. One of the sides was broken. I called the company. They had my information on hand and the replacement piece arrived within a few days. Overall I am very satasfied with my purchase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color is excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made for the money
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate discription
The bench looks great in the entryway and we love the drawers. The only criticism I would give is that when assembling the bench, some of the drilled holes on the drawer pieces were too big for the screws so they did not catch when screwing them in. Other than that, putting it together was pretty easy.
how deep are the drawers? Also what is the distance from the floor to the bottom of the drawers? I was wondering if I could fit a small storage bin under for kids' shoesdamab on Jun 9, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello damab, the drawer dimensions are 3.5 inches high x 10.5 inches wide x 7.5 inches deep. You could fit a small storage bin under the bench for kids shoes. Thank you for shopping with us. Vicki Hoverstockcustomercare2 on Jun 11, 2014
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