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
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.
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.
This bench was easy to put together and has great style. I use it at the end of my bed and even made a cushion for it. I would have rated it excellent, but one of the slats came unglued and my husband had to fix it, but overwise it is great
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