cleverg93 Review

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comfy, classy; assembly not *that* hard (tips incl
 from Brooklyn, NY,  Jan 26, 2012

I love the look of these chairs--they look more expensive than they were, and they are super-comfortable. I also love the size. Many of the comparable chairs on the site had comments regarding the seat being too narrow. The seats on these are nice and wide, and the chairs seem really nice and stable for those with a larger backside and a few extra pounds. The assembly wasn't as bad as I was expecting, but perhaps that's because I've had extensive dealings with Ikea products. The first chair took about 45 minutes, with a few F-Bombs dropped here and there when things didn't screw in correctly. The second only took about 15 minutes, and was a PG-13 experience. I've included some tips below, which will hopefully prevent your own F-Bombs. Assembly tips: - I assembled completely on my own, only getting help on the final step of tightening everything, as your fingers get a little crampy using the little allan wrench; I think having more than one hands on it at a time would be more of a hindrance than a help. - I sat on the floor with the seat on my lap to put on the front legs--this was relatively easy. - After putting on the front legs, I sat on the floor with the back of the chair on my lap, legs on either side of my waist, situated so the holes in the wood were face around the area of my knees. - I put the seat in place lining up the dowel to the hole, using my arms and hands to hold the seat flush in place while putting in and turning bolts. - I put in all of the bolts at once, before tightening any of them to make sure they were all lined up (I learned this after screwing the entire seat on the first one, then finding out that the final bolt was completely unaligned). - When screwing in, the trick is to hold the seat in place and flush to the holes. It's a little tricky, but not that hard. Hope the tips help. I highly recommend these chairs and hope you love them as much as I do!

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? spot-on
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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