I received this yesterday, and was excited to make the attempt to put this together. This was purchased to replace a rattan loveseat in my bedroom that was beginning to show signs of wear and breakage. It took a little longer than usual to put together, all because I couldn't find the particular wrench needed at first. A little double-checking, and it was right in front of me! Everything was so well-wrapped and padded for safety; nicely boxed. I finally put it together, as the instructions are rather easy, and placed it near my bedroom window. I also tested it by giving it the 'sit test' (fortunately, I'm small). It looks so sweet and pretty, and is a welcome change to the room. I priced this bench on the internet, and was astonished to see the varying prices. Overstock.com had the best price (and free shipping) possible, and got it to me quickly and safely. The color is exactly as I noted onscreen, and it is the perfect size. Nice craftsmanship, and a sweet accent piece, to boot. I'm glad I read the reviews here first, and thank you for such a lovely piece.
I really like the look and size of this storage bench The rattan, however, doesn't support the weight of someone sitting on it very well. It crutches as if it were going to tear so I had to make a pillow top for it.
The small nook in the entry from our garage was always cluttered with shoes and although we have hooks and a shelf attached to the wall bags and coats would always be hanging around our kitchen table or on the kitchen floor. I was looking for a small bench with storage and a back to keep us organized without an odd looking gap between the bench and the shelf. Since I wanted a bench with a back and needed it to be less than 42" wide this was pretty much my only option in my budget. This bench fits perfectly and we now have a very organized entry that prevents clutter in our kitchen. Well worth the money. It fits the space perfectly and is tall enough to keep the shelf above from looking too high. I do plan to add felt to the bottom of the baskets so they do not scratch the bench because although I have not noticed much wear and tear since we have gotten it, I can see it being an issue in the future. It did arrive in great condition and my husband and I assembled it easily. We are not typically sitting on it, but it feels sturdy under my weight or my husband's.
My right hand is covered in blisters from screwing in these tiny screws! The packaging was so incredibly messy-all the white styrofoam was broken and tiny white staticky styrofoam pieces are all over my driveway and mudroom. It took almost an hour just to unpack this bench! And probably another hour to put together perhaps more. A lot of pieces!!!! Now that it is done it looks very nice….and obv a great price but not sure if it was worth my time!
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