The finish is very poor on "my" bench. In several spots the finish has a rough orange peel texture. Most areas are good size and very noticible. It lets fuzz/lint/dust collect around these areas and looks very bad. I am extremely disapointed. I would have built my own bench but didn't want to bother with the work and finishing etc. Now I wish I had. Returning it would be a great option if the return costs wouldn't be astronomical....free shipping here but returning....yikes. I might have to sand the whole seat area and refinish it myself....sort of defeats the purpose of buying it huh?!!!!! Not happy!!!
I bought this bench after looking at dozens of benches on several differnt sites. Overstock was the cheapest and shipping was also the best. Assembly was a breeze and the bench looks great!! Well worth it. I purchesed 2 throw pillows and at makes a great extra seating area in my dinning room. Well worth it.
I was really happy with this bench. It came fairly quickly and I was able to assemble ityself in less than 15 minutes with the tools provided. I haven't installed the wooden screw covers yet because I'm going to do as some other reviews suggested and put a little wood glue on to secure them. Overall a great value and it's a solid piece! No flimsy construction. The only thing that annoyed me was that the stickers identifying the pieces were on the outside and didn't peel off easily so had to be washed off with soapy water. Very small complaint!
once again I am amazed at Overstock. I needed a bench for our small entryway and it fits perfectly. The color is a cherry / mahogany. No problems at all; no scratches or dents. The only complaint is that the wood fillers to cover the screw hole are too small and fall right out. But the screw holes aren't an eyesore; kind of small anyhow, so no biggie.
I received my bench very quickly and had no problems with damage. It was packaged very well to prevent any scratches. Assembly was a breeze and the product was outstanding. It was very solid and attractive. The finish was acceptable although there were a few minor flaws in the wood which didn't really distract from the product. For the price, it met my expectations and I am very pleased with my purchase. Thanks Overstock once again for your great service and products.
I bought this for the entrance from the garage door into the house to put on/take off shoes. It works perfect for this. It was very easy to assemble. I assembled it in about 10 minutes and I am by no means handy. It was four main pieces, 8 bolts, 8 wood caps, an allen wrench and instructions. It shipped fast (2 business days) and was very well packaged. It probably took longer to unwrap the pieces than it did to assemble them. The bench is sturdy and solid. It appears to me that the wood tone on the bench seems to be a little more "red" (more cherry than mahogany) than the picture provided. Still very satisfied with it though as it still matches my wood floors that are a lighter color. I would caution anyone who is looking to match the wood color up perfectly to something they already have.
I read many of the past reviews and I was convinced that this was the bench that I was looking for and I was right. Some post stated that it was smaller than depicted in the photo and I would agree but the smaller size is perfect for my narrow foyer. Surprisingly, I put it together myself and typically I never even attempt to put anything together. The only frustration I had was with the stickers that numbered the pieces. It took me longer to get the glue off of the wood from the stickers than it did for me to assemble the bench. I'm satisfied that it arrived quickly and it definitely looks like I spent more than I did.
I guess I had higher expectations after reading other reviews, but I was disappointed in the fit and finish of the bench. There were drips of stain all over the piece, and the finish was red rather than the medium brown shown in the picture. The plastic bottom caps were missing from one of the legs. The screw holes did not line up properly, and there were uneven gaps when the legs were attached. I would not have purchased this if I had seen it in a store, but it was too much trouble to try to return it once it was assembled. The size and style were perfect, the quality was just very disappointing.
I recently purchased the Wendell mahogany bench to be used at the back of the kitchen that led to the garage. I bought the bench for my husband to use to put on/take off his boots. It is stylish, well made and serves its purpose well. The wood plugs fit a bit loosely but a little spot of glue took care of the problem. I was surprised that the finish was somewhat shiny but all in all, I am satisfied with my purchase.