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.
This bench is easy to put together and adds a lot of interest to my entryway. It's mainly kids that sit on it and throw their stuff on it, so I don't know how sturdy it is for adults and/or everyday use such as at a dining room table, but for what I use it for, it's perfect.
just received this bench and assembled it. really nice design, and the color (although a little more brown (less red) than the images appear online is very nice. i do worry, based on the way it is constructed about people who weigh more than a few hundred pounds, especially anyone who is constantly shifting in their seat (little ones)... I can see the thing breaking with excessive wear and tear. BUT , this is a great piece for a sleek look and grown-up use. =)
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.
The bench is... Fine. Nothing amazing, but fine none the less. It's quite solid and can support weight just fine. It was very easy to put together and just took a few minutes. Plus, as usual, shipping was fast. I purchased it to put plants on in front of a window, so it doesn't see much wear and tear. It could easily hold a few people though and be fine if you need it for seating. My complaint is that the "walnut" color appears MUCH darker in person than the picture and I completely did not want a piece of furniture that dark in my living room. I would love it so much more if it looked like the photo online.
We bought this bench for the narrow entry hallway. The first bench was damaged in shipping as a leg had broken off. Overstock had a new bench shipped out immediately (good on them!), but didn't want the old one back. Managed to repair the original bench so now we have two. Ended up putting them next to each other in the LR; now they make for a modern looking, unconventional coffee table substitute. Getting lots of compliments... Of course, now we have to buy another bench for the original purpose. :) Product veneer is thin, but if it wears off it can be easily touched up with stain. The products we received are a dark reddish walnut. Each bench can easily hold at least 400 pounds. Very sturdy, even if they bend slightly when weight is concentrated in the center of the span. Overall I am happy with this product and Overstock.