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Nice chairs, but you'll need a drill
 from Alexandria, VA,  May 29, 2011

The chairs are very nice -- attractive, sturdy, and of good wood. I bought 3 pairs of chairs. They arrived well-boxed, though one side of a chair back was split in two. Wood glue, a vice, and some touch-up paint seemed to fix the problem acceptably -- though I'm dubious about how the repaired back will hold up over time. While one might imagine, as I did, that assembly would be easy and straight-forward, that's not entirely true. The instructions are mostly limited to small-scale drawings (and they do not make clear a further step -- which becomes obvious only when you're left with extra bolts. That, too, is easy enough to remedy). More importantly, however, the instructions did not make clear that a drill is essential for attaching the hardwood seat to the chair frame -- a screw-driver is simply not adequate for the job. Furthermore, an attachment to the drill is needed because a standard bit is not long enough to reach through the pre-drilled hole in the chair frame to drive the wood screw into the seat. Thus, the first chair's assembly was a bit of trial and error; the second was a more serious fix-it operation, and the remaining four were easy (with a drill and attachment).

  • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
  • How is the quality of the product? good
  • Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
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