Good bench for the price. Just need to take the time to put it together but all pieces were there and we put it together in about an hour. This bench has good sized drawers so exactly what we were looking for without it being over-powering in our front entry way.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched correctly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality appeared to be very good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Bench is nice quality and worth the money. Easy to put together. Very happy with the purchase.
- 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? great
I am an interior designer so I am very familiar with purchasing items that need to get assembled. But this was so ridiculous. I had 2 of my best furniture installers work on these benches, and it took them over 2 hours to put them together. There were way too many parts and it wasn't worth the time for me to pay them to do this complicated kind of work for such a simple bench.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is OK for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Although this bench is lovely and perfect for families needing mitten and hat storage, the quality control by the manufacturer leaves much to be desired. My husband and I tried to assemble our bench this morning and now it will sit in pieces on our living room floor for an indefinite period of time until the company sends us the two large, wood pieces and one screw that are needed to replace damaged or badly manufactured original ones. Cross your fingers that they cooperate, and send me the replacement parts FAST, or I'm going to have a big, hairy fit. Aargh!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Plenty of issues
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accyrate
This was just what I was looking for in my small bedroom. It looks great and fits very well. It does however take time to put together. The directions are simple but using the dowls and washers on the same ends cause the washers to fall out when you wiggle the piece to get the dowls in. Took forever. I found using scotch tape and taping the washer and nut to the piece allowed me to do it much easier. The drawers go together very easily but they are not very big. In the picture they look bigger. I can put my spare set of sheets and pillow cases for my queen bed in them. It takes both drawers for that.
The thing falls apart as you put the drawers together. Everything else is okay, but I ended up improvising to get the drawers put together as the assembly hardware disintegrates if you put even a slight bit of pressure on it when you assemble it.
All parts were labeled correctly and were in in good shape; saw no nicks or flaws. Quality appears to be very good and the item appeared to be packaged well. Directions were adequate, but would have preferred more detail. Time to assemble was approximately 2 hours. If you hustle, assembly could certainly be completed in less time. Finished product looks nice and is functional. We placed this in a small bedroom that we have set up for our grandsons when they visit and works well. Just be aware that this is not a large piece of furniture and the pictures may be slightly deceiving, so check the sizes.
I love this bench! We purchased it before Thanksgiving to store our kids shoes & make our entryway to the kitchen a bit more elegant. The package arrived quickly & the quality is great. I definitely would recommend this item & the Overstock site to anyone.
Nice looking SMALL bench. The package arrived undamaged yet the top cushion had 4 distinct compression marks that after several days did not dissipate. Also, the center support between the two drawers had a chip in the finish on the front. OS quickly sent replacement parts. The assembly was somewhat of a pain and in the end I discovered there's no way to attach the top cushion to the unit. Not a huge deal and can be remedied with Velcro but not what I expected. The drawers tracks/glides are a little flimsy and won't stand up to children or roughness but will work here. Style vs quality and longevity.
The price for this product is not in line with the overall workmanship and required assembly. The back side panel of the bench did not fit accurately and is attached with screws that are not recessed for s finished look. Fortunately the backside is against the wall and is not visible or it would have returned for a refund. The cushion had to be replaced due to flaws, but it was replaced without any problems from the product source. The product looks good and works well for it's intended use and for that we are satisfied.
It is a nice looking and affordable. It is mostly made of reconstituted wood and it seems relatively sturdy. The only real con is the backing of this storage bench. The backing is made of a flimsy and cheap looking compared to the front and overall bench. The backing was slightly larger than its installation area, therefore one of the edges slightly sticks outside. Too bad the cheap looking backing does not match the rest of the furniture. It would be better if this would be constructed with real wood. I would have paid more for a higher quality piece in this same style.
Looks great, functions well with the exception of one sticky drawer, when you laboriously assemble it yourself, there are a series of tiny nails to put the back on, and some of the predrilled holes may lead to slight out of tolerance drawer. We love how it looks and it functions well enough, and frankly I haven't seen anything like it elsewhere so it's a keeper, just keep in mind you will take about 90 minutes assembling it, and this is from a #1 *** purchaser.
The bench is of a nice quality and sturdy wood or wood like product. The challenge is in the set up. I've purchased many on line products and I am no stranger to putting things together but the direction is nothing to be desired. You can't tell the back pieces from the front pieces until its time to nail the back panel on and the middle piece is not sturdy enough to be held up without the support of another person or you might damage it slightly.