24 Issues of Better Homes and Gardens
Included with purchase ($10 value).
|Seating Capacity: 2||Bench Type: Entryway bench|
|Arms Included: Yes||Back Included: Yes|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Cushions Included: No|
|Lid Included: Yes||Slipcover: No|
|Upholstered: No||Tray Included: No|
|Storage Included: Yes||Material: Other|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Legs Included: Yes|
|Commercial Use: No||Finish: Walnut|
|Style: Traditional||Hand Painted: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Product Care: Wipe with clean, damp cloth|
|Country of Manufacture: China||Weight Capacity: 200 Pounds|
|Baskets Included: No||Pattern: Solid|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 6 months|
Happy with this bench!
Melanie from Halliday, ND – Verified Buyer
I feel like this bench was a great deal. It is an attractive style at a great price. I almost got a similar one elsewhere, but this one had the most solid wood (only part that isn't is the bottom-which my husband reinforced by cutting a separate piece to make it stronger. We didn't think the particle board would hold up if our kids decided to crawl in!) There was a little scratch on the top of the seat when it came, but it's not too noticeable. My only complaint is that one of the pieces had the wrong label on it. We were putting it together in order following the instructions. It wasn't until it was time to put the hinges on that we noticed there weren't marks for where to insert the bottom screws, and there were 3 black rubber sticky circles along the top edge, which seemed like they would have made more sense on the front side where the lid will hit and close. Then we looked at the front panel and saw the marks for the screws, so the back and front panel labels were opposite of what they should have been. We almost left it as it was (The back panel is actually decorative as well, but has 3 square panels instead of 4 like the front), but decided to take it apart and change it because unless you get the hinge in the exact right spot it doesn't close well. So, I recommend checking the pieces over before you start just to make sure you won't have to redo anything. It works great in our entryway and is great for stashing stuff out of sight. The slow close hinges are perfect with our 4 little ones around. No one is getting their fingers pinched anytime soon. You actually have to push it down to close it!
It is exactly what I've been searching for. Both the size and color are right on !
Jerry from Oklahoma City, OK – Verified Buyer
While I didn't notice the weight restriction when I ordered it the instructions made it clear ; maximum weight 180 lbs. My intention was to use this at my table and place the bench in a nook and push the table up to it., I now realize I cannot , for example put 3 seventy pound kids there even though it is certainly wide enough, and no adult in our household fits in the required maximum weight. That being said, I can still put 2 of my grandchildren on it, it looks GREAT ! The box did not appear to have been opened and resealed, however the little packet with the screws had been torn open and was loose in the box, fell out and scattered all over the floor. When all had been gathered up, there are still 2 of the tiny black screws missing. As soon as I can get to the hardware store to replace the missing screws, I can put it in place which I am really looking forward to. I would recommend it to a friend with the caveat of the weight restriction.
Nice Entryway Bench
TCradle from Nashville, TN
The bench is study and solid. The instructions were simple but not in logical order. Before attaching the storage lid we had to unscrew the sides in order to get it to fit. Two of the screws were stripped, this is not a huge issue but it did delay the assembly a bit. Once the bench was put together we were very satisfied. It is a great addition to our entryway and the storage area is a great place to hide shoes. The bench is a good size, although two people could fit comfortably the weight limit is 200 pounds. I also believe that this would make a good toy box in a family or living room. Overall I am happy with the purchase. be sure to check the dimensions before purchasing, the bench was longer than expected.
Joseph from Summerville, SC – Verified Buyer
You can't beat this bench for the price. It looks and feels much more expensive than it is. I have it in my great room under a large window. I bought some pillows that match the colors in my furniture, put them on the bench and it all goes together. The bench arrived in perfect condition and on time. It was very easy to put together.
Very nice but not very strong
Alycia from Derby, CT – Verified Buyer
I like this little bench! It was fairly simple to put together (unless you're me, which isn't Wayfair's fault, lol) and is quite nice looking. Only cos are that it only holds up to 200 lbs and the storage area bottom is a very flimsy strip of some kind of particle board, and the storage is only rated for 30 lbs. I may have a friend beef that up for me. Finally, I am doing to have to drill the holes for the four longer screws, as they are not deep enough. All in all, though, it suits my purposes.
A multi-use item
Cecil from LAMPASAS, TX
This is described as an entryway bench, but it is certainly multi-talented. We wanted a sturdy toy box / storage place in our granddaughter's bedroom, and this fills the bill. It is certainly a sturdy piece of furniture that not only provides a roomy toy box, but it is also a handy bench where our granddaughter can play with her dolls, read, or just look out the window. We couldn't be more pleased. Pros: It's attractive, easy to assemble, and has a lot of uses...plus the price is quite attractive too. Cons: Some people may want to see it larger, taller, or whatever... but it's great as is.
Looks nice but seriously flawed.
James from Sanford, NC – Verified Buyer
The bench is pretty, but its poor design limits functionality and durability. The good: The bench arrived looking just as envisioned the color in the picture is spot on. Assembly is quickâ€but the illustration in the instruction book is wrong. It depicts the front and back pieces switched. Once assembled, the lid functions very well it opens easily and closes slowly and safely. The bench seems sturdy with no discernible wobble when sitting on it. Now for the bad: the bottom of the bench is a thin, flimsy piece of particle board or similar material that slides into a groove along the front and back of the bench. The bottom is not reinforced in any way. If you plan on storing heavy items inside, DO NOT BUY THIS BENCH. Second, while assembling, screws are screwed directly into the wood (into pre-marked holes). There are no nuts to secure the screws. This means there is nothing to prevent the screws from being ripped from their holes under pressureâ€such as the weight of someone leaning on the arm rests. The more a person leans on the arm rests, the looser the screws and the wobblier the bench will become. Bottom line: The bench makes a great decorative piece but not so great seating or storage.
wood storage entry bench
sonemany from Portland, OR – Verified Buyer
Loved the color! It is darker than the picture, so I am very happy about that. Installation took a little extra time since the instructions weren't clear. Once it was put together, so far so good. I gave it a 4 stars because some of the pieces weren't stained the correct color and it is a little easy to scratch up.
Nice but Difficult
Jacqueline from Atascadero, CA – Verified Buyer
Again, another item which arrived in a torn box with unreadable instructions. My husband & I began putting this together. It went pretty well until the seat lid. It went on to the point of being stuck, half open/half closed & would not move either way. That took about two hours. We gave up & asked our handyman for help. He too was confused by the whole thing, but managed to finish it in about an hour. It's a nice piece & works well (now). Still... if you don't have someone to help it may not be worth the effort.
BSwenson from Rockford, IL
Pros: Extremely pleased with storage bench. Shipping was fast, item was delivered in excellent condition. All parts accounted for, no damage to any part of the unit. Assembly was simple - about 20 minutes and it was complete and ready to use. Unit held together by 24 main screws - all hidden by the design of the unit. When assembled. the unit is sturdier than I expected when I purchased it. Highly recommend the storage bench and am very please with Wayfair, delivery speed, and quality of unit. Con: If you would consider this a con, the actual color is more of a "reddish" brown than a true brown walnut. Looking at the assembled unit I would describe the color as more of a dark cherry to mahogany color rather then a true brown walnut color.