Everything arrived on time, and for the price, it's an awesome set. The box did come damaged but luckily the styrofoam within kept the wood (mostly) safe. I started by opening up every box just to make sure that nothing was wrong with the pieces. I found that for the most-part everything was kept in great condition. There was minor paint chipping on the underside of the table as well as on the chair legs, but I figured I could just repair that with a stain marker. I did find a rather larger crack that seemed to be painted over on the backside of one of the chairs, but I decided to build it anyway because it didn't seem like it compromised the structure. I was also missing the "smaller screw" which is used for the assembly of the seat, but I figured I could just go to a home-improvement store and get another. I also might get some gorilla glue to reinforce the joints on the chairs for further peace-of-mind. All-in-all this set was pretty near perfect for my needs. The table seems sturdy and so do the chairs. Based on the price I would say you couldn't beat this. I did a lot of "kitchen-table set hunting" and this ended up checking off a lot of things on my list.
We love our table set purchased from Overstock.com. The price point was what we were looking to spend and what you get for your money is decent (not amazing) furniture that will last us for what our intended use is. Shipping and delivery was simple. One bolt was bent, however, my fiancé was able to bend it back with a hammer. No damage to paint or wood during shipping (I would assume bent bolt happened in factory or production).
The material seems to be good, the table is rather heavy and well done. I have a few reservations about the chairs. First off, I needed to procure a couple of C-clamps to keep the chair seat in position while putting in the screws. The chair seats are not symmetrically designed: if you center the front of the chair, you get a wide (1/2"?) mismatch in the back, where the seat touches the back rest. All 6 chairs had the same defect. I ended up making the chair look nice from above (seat centered towards the back), but if you look at the chair from floor level (not something I regularly do), you see a 1.2" mismatch between the left and right side. I was appalled at the paint job. I literally did not touch the chairs for a week (while I was trying to find a couple of C-clamps to complete their installation) and when I went back to them I found that many edges had lost their coffee paint, revealing the very light natural color of wood. I am not sure that this is supposed to happen. I considered sending them back, but it is a rather painful operation. I'd rather cover the damaged parts (let me state this again: damaged by the passing of time, without any physical contact) with a cushion, which was my original plan, and be done with it. I purchased an almost identical set in 2004 for less than one half of the price of this set. The materials look solid, but for the price I paid I wish the quality control had been more thorough.
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