first you should know that the color you see is NOT the color that comes. I would say it is a dark brown. This style which was poplular in the 70's was most often used with a walnut, or lighter to no stain. I would say 3-4 shades darker than the picture portrays. The bench was easy to put together, packaged well and is sturdy. The bench does have that fake veneer overlay and shows smudges well. For the price, this is what it is, I would not buy again for the color itself.
One of my favorite pieces of furniture! It's heavy and substantial which adds to the quality despite being veneer. Only complaint is that it scratches easier than I would like, but considering the price, it's not a big deal.
Color is a very dark "oak like".....particle board with veneer coating. Baskets are cheap-vinyl/plastic. The screws to secure the draws to the metal framework were missing. A very heavy bench. It would have been too much of a bother to repack all the parts to return it. I will replace the baskets and recover the plastic vinyl seat cushion. It seems sturdy...time will tell if the locking mechanisms hold the bench together.
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