I purcased this bench last summer and not only was I very pleased with it but everyone who enters the room it's in compliments it! It arrived fully assembled as better quality furniture should and the sturdy dark wood does have a "handcrafted" look as stated in the description. I love the slight imperfections with both the wood and finish, they fit the style and there are NO imperfections on it's assembly. I have it in a home office and it's used for both storage and for guest seating. It would make a real highlight in any room!
I love the bench but it was damaged in shipment due to poor packaging. It was placed in a cardboard box with a couple of pieces of wadded up newsprint. A little better than shipping it without a box, but not much. It was easier to repair the damage than to send it back to overstock.com
The bench was beautiful. However, it was not in the best of condidtion when it came. It looked like it had clearly been beat up a little either in shipping or at the warehouse. I don't mind it as much, as I felt that I could at least use the excuse that it creates more authenticity. However, those individuals who wanted a "brand new" bench, would not have been happy campers.
I am very pleased with this bench. The cushon is more red than orange, I just attribute that to my computer monitor. It came with one small dent in the back, however it is very minor. It is very sturdy and nothing about it looked cheaply made. I would absolutely recommend this bench.
I purchased the Reverse Painted Bench with Cushion (Peru). Overall, I am happy with the product. It was packed very well, but unfortunately, still suffered some damage in shipping. The corners on the front end were slightly dented and there is a small rip in the wood on the right bottom-side of the bench. The magnets that hold the doors shut on the inside of the bench had come undone. I had to repair them and nail them back into place. Other than that, the craftmanship was wonderful and at a price of only $167 with $1 in shipping, I can't complain. The slight damage was not noticable enough to go through the trouble to return the item. I feel that UPS should take some of the blame for the damage as well.
The bench is very attractive and well made. The one I recieved had slight damage to the finish on both front legs. There is some discoloration to the finish, like damage from the sun and on one corner the wood was smashed a little. I can repair the damage. Box arrived in SAT condition. Damage was prior to packing.
Wow!!! received this bench within a few days of ordering it and fell in love with it as soon as it was out the box. It's very rich looking, constructed nicely...goes so good at the window in my living room. Love Love Love It!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
The bench arrived well packed and in a timely manner. The color of the cushion seems to have varied over the years according to reviewers but mine has a cranberry colored cushion that goes beautifuly with the bench as well as the walls in my study. Everyone who has seen it has complemented us on this piece. If you like the way it looks online go ahead and order it, I think you will be pleased when it arrives.
The bench is simply beautiful. It blends well with the rest of my oriental decors. However, there is a visible dent on its left leg. I am not sure if it happened during shipment. Returning it for replacement is cumbersome to do. But it is still a 5-star product.Highly recommended.
The bench came fully assembled and well packaged. The cushion is more of a deep maroon color than I envisioned. Doors stay shut with magnetic closures. It has a more interesting shape, sloping down and in, than I saw in the photo. All in all, good value.
I love the bench. It fits perfectly at the end of my bed. The construction is of good quality and the style is fashionable. One complaint however, it has a musty odor due to the wood stain inside, and I can't store linens in it because they end up with this same odor.
You will be stunned if I told you that I bought this piece years ago and I still love it. If is a bench I used under my window and stores all my holiday platters. It is sturdy and the color is beautiful. The internal latch was chipped after years of use but it can't be seen from the outside. This bench looks exactly as the picture. It is very beautiful. I did not give it a 5 star because it has a few wood imperfections. It is a great piece and functional for storage and sitting.
I bought this bench more than a year ago. It arrived quickly and fully assembled, but one of the top back corners was damaged. I decided to keep the item to save myself from the hassle of returning a big item like this. It is very pretty in person and I received a lot of compliments from my guests. The cushion is bright red like many others before me have noted, but I love it! The storage space under the bench is great as well.