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 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.
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 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
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.
This bench sits at the foot of our queen-sized bed, and it fits just right! It provides a sturdy seat, extra storage (I fit four stacks of sweaters and tops inside), and adds a nice texture to the decor. This bench would blend in a decorating style that is tropical, eclectic, or even traditional. We bought the Tribeca bed on Overstock, too, and they go nicely together. I wiped it down and aired it out before placing it, as others have suggested.
This extremely useful storage bench is beautiful. The lines and proportions are truly pleasing, as are the materials. The faintly smoky odor makes it interesting without being overpowering, and imparts a definite character to the piece. It's very well made, as you might expect from the catalogue description - all the doors are true and the interior space is as described. It has quite firm magnets keeping the doors in place, so quite a challenge to a small child, reducing the likelihood of finding the contents all over the floor. I rather prosaically use it for storing cat food and gardening utensils under a low window in my kitchen by the back door, but use the top to display seasonal produce and artifacts. It was a little bit heavy for the delivery man, but manageable because of its dimensions.
It is so beautiful! I'm glad I brought two when it was on sale. One by the door for shoes , one in the bedroom by the footboard.
When I have big party I take the one in the bedroom and place two together by the door behind the sofa as shoe cabinet.
I have a yoga/mediation room and use this as a pseudo-alter. I have a large Buddha on it and use the storage for yoga props. It fits the space perfectly and looks exactly as pictured. The little pegs that hold the doors closed (but are really just for decorative purposes) don't go thru the holes very smoothly, but they work well enough. I have the square recycled teak wood carved lotus flower panels (purchased on O.co) hanging above the bench and it makes quite an impression.
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
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