Bring some practical storage style into your home with this elegant, oak-entry bench. You can keep coats and shoes tidily at the front door on this dedicated piece of furniture that also gives you a handy seat to use while pulling off muddy shoes....more
Having just put an Ikea desk together we were a little disappointed that this item wasn't as simple. Not all the holes were drilled through and the finish wasn't perfect. However, with some tools we were able to assemble the hall tree. It fits perfectly into our small entryway and looks better than its inexpensive price would indicate. I wish the blurb had indicated that it needs to be anchored to a wall because the floor moulding and baseboard heating prevent that. We may have to make a wooden backing to attach to the wall and to the hall tree if it seems too unstable over time.
This entryway bench is even bigger and more impressive and prettier than we anticipated. We've put a wicker basker (quite a big one) underneath the seat filled with winter hats and gloves since we've no first-floor closet at all, and even though all the floors are uphill and downhill in our old house, the whole thing is surprisingly sturdy to sit on now that my husband has attached it to the wall. We will now have a civilized place for guests to put lots of coats when they come in, and it just warms up the whole entrance. Highly recommend, especially for the price. Shipping as usual was great with no damage at all to anything.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
This is a wonderful coat rack- especially for the price. It took a while to put together (approximately 2 hours) but completely worth it. I read the reviews and was a little worried but it didn't have any missing pieces and everything fit where it needed to be. The directions were very visual and somewhat tricky to understand- but all in all it seems to be really sturdy. The bench gets screwed into the wall which also helps with the sturdiness. It's a beautiful bench and I'm very happy with it. Would definitely recommend.
Delivery of the bench was very quick. I am pretty good at putting stuff like this together and the directions where very easy to follow. I had the whole thing together and placed in my house in about 45 minutes. My only problem was that there where two bolts missing, so I have to go to Home Depot/Lowes to get the replacement to finish the job.
The style is exactly what I was looking for and will work great in the small entry way of my home. The kids will be able to hang their backpacks and put their shoes in the basket I plan on putting under the bench seat. I recommend this product if you have a tight space and want to make to functional for coats, shoes, and stuff.
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