Bring a hint of the Far East into your home with this lovely mango wood and reed bench with four doors. This bench has been handcrafted by skilled artisans in Hang Dong, just outside of Chiang Mai in Thailand....more
Bring a hint of the Far East into your home with this lovely mango wood and reed bench with four doors. This bench has been handcrafted by skilled artisans in Hang Dong, just outside of Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Materials: Mango wood and reed
Number of doors: Four
Storage dimensions: 12 inches high x 45 inches wide x 13 inches deep
Overall dimensions: 20 inches high x 49 inches wide x 19 inches wide
Story Behind the Art: My husband Khun Tom and I come from families of farmers and gardeners, growing up helping work in the fields in Baan Tawai, Thailand. I have experience in wood carving, sculpting and finishing, while my husband is skilled in metalcraft. We combine our skills to create frames, furniture pieces and other decorative pieces. Each of our beautiful works reflects the style and culture of our home and traditions. Baan Tawai is famous in Thailand for its wooden handicrafts, and our works help carry on that tradition.and
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
49 in. L x 20 in. H x 19 in. W
Mango Wood and Reed
Furniture Frame Material
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I just received this storage bench and I could not be happier! I have been searching for a storage solution for all the shoes that are left at the entryway of my house. It has taken forever... but I have finally found it! This bench is perfect - the four doors open and I can put all of our shoes, sneakers, flip-flops, boots, whatever the season, whatever the shoe - it's going inside. I've considered other benches and actual "shoe cabinets", but didn't like the open "cubbies" or "baskets" where people would see our shoes and look like something out of a "daycare" setting nor did I think adult size shoes would fit. This keeps our entryway clean and neat and I am pleased to say my husband's dress shoes & sneakers (size 11) fit beautifully! The actual piece of furniture is quite beautiful. The curved arms and little bun feet are gorgeous. The color is MUCH darker than it shoes on the computer screen... I would consider it similar to an espresso brown (I expected it to be more of a walnut color), thankfully it blends nicely with our living room colors. I love it and my husband loves it, our living room looks warm & cozy with this new addition.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Much darker than shown in picture.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
I am very happy with this bench. I am using it as a coffee table; it is the perfect size and goes well in the room. Although you can not see the back side, it is finished enough that it doesn't need to be against a wall. And the top is sturdy enough to handle heavy items. My only complaint, but it is minor, is that the dark stain on the piece is still wet and rubs off easily. Fortunately I noticed this before I put it on our new rug and have rubbed it down several times with a clean cloth and it seems to be ok now. It really is a lovely, well-made piece of furniture.
This is an exceptional value - nice looking and not very pricey either. Overstock delivery was also very quick. As mentioned, the top may look flimsy but it can support a lot of weight - even two kids who keep jumping up and down on it.
First time using overstock and had a pleasant experience. The bench came in 3 business days, which was quicker than expected. The bench itself is very nice. As one of the posters had mention, the backing is finished enough to be used as a coffe table. For the price, the bench is worth the purchase.
I've had this for three years now, and it has held up really well through 2 moves. I absolutely love it!! It looks just as pictured. The only thing I would point out is that there is no middle support legs so it's really not good for sitting on, although we have sat on it occasionally. It's very slightly bowed in the middle, but I think that if you added something underneath the middle this wouldn't be a problem.
This piece is very beautiful. We were looking something for the entry way to serve as storage for shoes. Most pieces were very similar and this one stood out the most. The craftsmanship is well built and definitely has ample storage for our shoes. I have received many complements already from guests. The bench came in a large box but was well protected and did not have a scratch.
This bench is exactly as pictured. It's perfect for the sitting area in my bedroom.,. with storage as an added benefit. The detail of the little latch on the doors is an example of the attention to detail. The one warning I have... which I was SO GRATEFUL was written on a previous review that I read before purchasing... is that the finish is still wet when it arrives. Leave it on the cardboard it arrives in and wipe it down a couple times before placing it on your carpet or floor. It is a dark stain and would definitely ruin anything it is placed on. I have an off-white carpet so I actually bought coasters to put it on. The extra protection was well worth it.
Hello eve, because this is not designed for shoes, we have not tested how many pairs might fit. It also depends on the size of the shoes you would put in. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 5, 2014
If you create a shelf inside or stack shoes, bench could hold a dozen or more pairs of shoes...good idea. I love the asian look of the bench. Perfect in my decor.moveon11 on Nov 12, 2014
I own this bench and my dog chewed off one of the handles and stick pulls. Is there any way to order these to repair myself?ownerofshelf on Dec 13, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 16, 2013
is this exactly 49" long? I wanted to put in a space which I measured is only 48" long. I would appreciate this benches' length could be reconfirmed. Thanks,furnitureask on Jun 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I plan to place this bench in the lobby. Is it sturdy enough to sit on?olgabolga on Feb 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry. After doing some research and looking over customer reviews. We would not recommend exceeding 200 pounds at one time. Between the nature of the veneer on top and the constructions craftsmanship we would not recommend for daily use.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 28, 2013
My husband is 225 and sits on ours regularly.bookworm81 on Apr 6, 2013
I'm thinking of purchasing this bench to use as a home for my audio system, with the speakers being inside the bench with the amplifier and some decor sitting on top of the bench. I was wondering if the doors are solid - it looks like they might have vertical openings between the slats. It would be a perfect place for my speakers.
It's beautiful! I have an oriental/middle eastern feel to my living room with wool/silk carpets from my trips to the Middle East and China and hope this would fit in.jeannie807 on Sep 7, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The top of this bench is made of reed wickerwork, scientific name is Cyperus corymbosus Rottb. As for cleaning, it can be cleaned with a damp cloth and quickly dried.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 19, 2012
Does the bench has a shelf inside the doors?, the picture showing the person with the bench makes me believe there is a shelf, it will be very nice if it does. on May 30, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Check out their other bench called Mali Wood Bench (Thailand) - it has a shelf and just a beautiful plus has 2 drawerstjd552 on Jul 14, 2012
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