This is an overall very nice bench but lacks quality somewhat. The narrow depth and slat design make it ideal for small spaces (e.g. hallways). It requires assembly, but this is pretty straightforward. The wood is of decent weight and quality (rubberwood is not rubber it is actually a very nice furniture-making type of wood ;) but the walnut veneer used is very thin and chips very easily. I do not see it holding its shape if the bench sees medium to heavy use. The color is slightly darker than it appears on the website (at least on my computer screen). I would describe it as medium walnut. The quality of the paint job is not the best (e.g. you can see the paint brushing on some spots). Overall, for the money, it is a decent buy, but certainly not the best bench around in terms of quality and probably also durability.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? More or less the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great wood frame, subpar veneer and paint job
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I wanted to love this bench and despite the reviews, i went ahead and took a risk. It is a beautiful design but the quality is terrible. The color is burgundy, not that beautiful orangey walnut in the picture that would have matched all my furniture. The veneer is bubbling in places. The reviews highlighted both of these issues but I couldn't beat the price. Overstock, if people keep telling you that the color is not what you advertise, why not just change the picture or the description to match. The box was so beaten up I took pictures in case it was damaged. I know I got a returned item b/c there were scratches. I know that Overstock is great with returns but it's too big an item and I wasn't going to haul it to ups. I'll be selling it on craigslist. If you are looking for an inexpensive piece in BURGUNDY and can deal with some of the workmanship issues, it could work for you.
This bench has a very beautiful design and looks very trendy in the foyer of our new house. It's fairly well made for the price, and is very sturdy once it was all put together. The only problem was the color of the wood seemed much darker than it appeared in the pictures online. I took a gamble on this and thought that the color might end up being more of a reddish/amber brown, but it really is a deep/dark walnut brown instead. This is fairly simple build, but the directions aren't too in depth. For people who aren't used to putting things together, you may want to get a friend to help you line up the pieces first. If you are used to assembling your own furniture, then this will take you about 15 minutes to complete the project. This is very unique, and provides just enough cover in the hallway to hide a few pairs of shoes out of the way.
The product doesn't seem sturdy, and the color was darker walnut. This was also an interesting experience with Overstock. The packaging is so thin that it caused damage to one of the structural components (wooden dowel that holds the leg pieces together). Upon careful inspection we noticed that the area that was broken was missing paddings, unlike everywhere else that was nicely padded. So I requested Overstock to send me the part that was damaged, instead they shipped me another bench, which was fine, except it was missing all the screws and bolts that came with. sigh.. long process..
this bench is beautiful; well made & easy to put together (i am a single woman age 50). Be warned that the delivery package is HUGE. My only complaint is that the color (for walnut bench) is MUCH MUCH darker than in the photo. it's more like a coffee color. I was sad because it did not match the room but it's WAY too big to exchange, so i will make do.
One arrived scratched, have had these in our guest rooms at a resort to support guests luggage for about 6 months, they scratch easily and the veneer peals. We are probably using them for the wrong purpose for which they may have been intended.
I use it on my balcony, as a place for potted plants. It seldom rains here, so perhaps it was heat, but the "walnut" finish peeled off in six months. It appears to be plastic "veneer". For indoor use, it would probably be four stars, as it's attractive and strong. Assembly is difficult, a second person is a good idea.
Its a beautiful and simple piece but the color is way off. Often times they use a ton of flash and lights to take photos of products and the color doesn't resemble what is shown on the site. I wanted something like shown in the picture but got more of a mohagany dark brown. It is still beautiful but if you are looking to match your home decor, be warned that it is a dark brown not a walnut light color. We kept it because I liked the look of it and although the color isn't what I expected, I was still able to make it work in to our home. Install took about 20 minutes with the help of my mother.
I was hesitant about buying a piece of furniture online without ever seeing it in person, but this piece was cheap enough I thought I would give it a try. This bench is a great piece and is perfect for my entryway. It's sturdy and has a lovely mid-century look without the huge price tag. We only really use it for sitting down while putting on shoes. Not very comfortable for sitting long durations, but most benches probably are not made for that. If you just want a nice piece for your hallway or entry way this is a great bench for the price.
Stay away from this product. It peeled in 6 weeks, and now after 6 months the legs are wobbly and I have to drill screws in to resecure it and repurpose it as a rectangle plant display bench because I wouldnt jeopardize anybody's safety by using it to sit.
I had my concerns about this bench when it arrived with a broken part, however, I was amazed by the quick response and excellent customer service I received when I contacted OS. Within a week a new bench was delivered and it is perfect! After shopping at many stores trying to locate a suitable piece for my family room, I found this easy to assemble and VERY sturdy bench perfect for my needs. The wood finish is warm and the design is contemporary. Im very happy with this purchase. Note: This bench is being used as a coffee table between two sofas in front of a fireplace. Its the perfect length and width for our needs. and the price is much less than other options we looked at. With free shipping and the OS discounts received, this was an awesome solution for us. If I could include a photo of this bench/table you would see why we are so happy. I was skeptical after reading some of the reviews, but we are glad we followed our instincts a ordered it.