This bench is just a little quirky--not quite classical and not quite modern. I was worried that the odd proportions on the arms wouldn't work in my Early American home, but it does somehow.The back is comfortable enough for a short sit--just right for a bedroom bench. I wouldn't want to sit in it more than about 5 minutes because the top rail would bother my back.(I'm 5'4") The wood is not overly polished like so many inexpensive benches. I really like the chocolatey shade of brown--think semi-sweet.You can see a little wood grain,too. No bad odor. Easy to assemble. Excellent price. Mine had a few scratches on the wood, but for the price I don't mind. This is one of the best inexpensive furniture purchases I've made.
I was extremely disappointed with the quality of this product. I was so excited when I ordered it, after reading all of the great reviews. I thought it was a piece of junk. It looked really cheap, not even close to the photo. To make matters worse, the pieces were damaged. One of the end pieces, where the armrest was looked like it was carved from a rotten piece of wood, which was deformed. The best part of this experience was the customer service team at overstock, who empathized with my dis-satisfaction, allowed me to return the defective product free of charge and refunded my purchase price.
I read a lot of reviews prior to ordering this and regardless to the pros and cons of others all I can say is it was everything that the description says of it and it turned out to be PERFECT for my needs. I have a bay window in my master bedroom and this was my main reason for the purchase. Someone else had mentioned how difficult it is to find benches these days when shopping in stores (or at least affordable ones to suite my budget), which led me to go on-line. This bench is the RIGHT color for my bedroom furnishings, the RIGHT size for 2 medium frame people to sit at same time, and definitely the RIGHT price for my budget. The bench is sturdy, not too overly ornate, modern, and classy touch. It arrived in about 4 days of ordering, nicely packed and with NO DAMAGES! I am a female by myself and I found it a little difficult to put together-ONLY because I really needed a 2nd person to hold the side arms to the back so that I could screw in the screws. But other than having to find an "alternative" to lean the bench to..it is very simple to put together. It comes with instructions but EVEN if it did not, it is not complicated or lengthy. This is my 2nd purchase from Overstock and I have been pleased in both instances.
I am a huge fan of genuine Mahogany and Teak wood so this bench was a good find for me. My husband assembled this in less than 20 minutes.I Love the dark color and real wood. (no fiber board here) Size was perfect for my location, but smaller than most benches. Great bench and value, especially for the price!
This bench looks exactly like the picture. It definitely has a distinct redness too it. My first bench arrived with a damaged arm, so I contacted customer service and they sent me a replacement arm within 10 days. The second arm was fine. The bench was easy to put together and is very sturdy. I have been using it for almost a year and it has held up well, still looks like new. Two can sit side by side comfortably on it. I would say the quality of the finish/wood is the only reason I did not give this a 5 rating. The finish is a little shiny and there are a few minor imperfections in the wood. I do think is was an excellent value for the price.
I was looking for a small bench for my entry way and this bench is perfect. Putting it together took no time at all! I was able to do it myself and the directions are very easy to navigate. The color is a deep cherry, more than mahogany, but it is a solid piece of wood. I would highly recommend this piece if you are looking for a small, intimate, yet stylish piece of furniture.
Beautiful bench as expected. Color true to picture on screen. Easy to assemble, approx 10 mins. Will use as accent piece although sturdy enough to comfortably seat an adult. Just ordered another for my mom who loved the bench as well in person. Thanks overstock!
This bench was everything is promised to be. I wanted something classic for the corner of our bedroom and it fits the bill! I was very impressed with how easy it was to assemble and after having it for a few months I am 100% satisfied!
I loved my bench it was just what I wanted. It was easy to put together did it in 15 min. Strong and pretty. I used this in my utility room , everyone in our family and close friends use this entry so after I redone it I wanted it to be treated like a entry way. My bench did the job with a pot plant and a basket for magazines .
The bench is a mahogany red color and not the oak brown shown on the site. The sides of the slats for the seat are rough and not smooth and not easily dusted. Unfortunately I was planning to use in a room with kitty litter boxes therefore a lot of litter dust so I am not using the bench at all.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? No match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Similar
This was easy to assemble and I needed no tools since all I needed was the enclosed Allen wrench. The only problem was three of the six pegs they sent to hide the holes came in the wrong color. I will have to call the company to get the right ones. Other than that, we love the bench.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color matched what I saw on my computer screen
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was good considering the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Very cute be n for the price and easy to assemble.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
Added this piece as a fill in to our living room leather furniture. Worked out great.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful wood, sturdy, comfortable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This bench is perfect in our Colonial home and stands up to the rough treatment my children and dogs are famous for while adding some style.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
THE BENCH WAS EASY TO PUT TOGETHER & SEATS TWO IN COMFORT
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? VERY CLOSE
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. SOLID
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? VERY CLOSE
Surprisingly...benches are a little hard to find these days. After looking in places like Kmart, Home Depot & Walmart, we simply went on line and found this nice bench in Overstock.com. It fit perfectly in the small space that we needed it for and, more importantly, from the reviews, it appeared to have the sturdiness that we needed (some heavy relatives and 7 grandchildren that aren't always EASY with furniture). Once assembled, the bench looks lovely and feels absolutely solid.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was just what we saw on-line...perfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be both aesthetically appealing to the eye and sturdy to the butt (important with grandkids!).
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description of the product.