The bench arrived quickly, but the box was damaged. Everything inside was okay. The bench is much, much darker than the photo suggests. Its brown...not "natural". The original nelson bench is made of solid maple..this looks to be oak stained brown. The holes did not match up perfectly, but with some work I was able to get all screws in place (The key is to make sure the leg agles match) No directions were given, but it was pretty simple to figure out. Anywho, it is far from the original- there is no joinery - its all tacked, but it doesn't look terrible, it just is obviously not the original. Thinking this should have been in the one hundred dollar price point. Sad that the color is off, but I am able to use it somewhere else so I am keeping it and painting it. If you are looking for a good knock-off...this is not it.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No