Chichester FSC Eucalyptus Wood Duo Love Seat Bench
Seats two people, with double shelf and parasol hole.
Dimensions in cm (W)159 (H)89 (D)57
Material: FSC certified eucalyptus wood
Protection: pre-teated with ScanCom sealer oil giving long life
Self assembly: 1 person recommended
Model number 2074800000
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Super! Fantastic quality at a great price
I bought this after reading lots of reviews-and I certainly was not disappointed! It arrived on time,securely packaged with the pieces inside protected from damage in transit.The instructions,once i'd read them took me a short while to process (I'm almost a pensioner and not done much in the way of flat pack assembling!)-but once I'd laid all the pieces out in order(which I'd def recommend for ease) it was simple to follow-even for a beginner!lol I found it easier to place the pieces in place,lightly screwed in before securing fully as at first I found it was a little hard to line up the holes on the opposite side if I had tightened one side first.Everything fell into place then quite easily but I realised that if you had to apply too much pressure then it wasn't going where it should! Once I'd done both chairs, the only part I struggled with was getting the pieces in place for the tables.As I did one side,the other slipped down and i feel at this point 2 pairs of hands would have been handy! However I sorted this finally by using a brick to support the opposite side,just until I had both sides in place! all in all this maybe because of my inexperience! However the end result is one VERY HAPPY lady!! the bench is super quality,looks fab and actually looks far more expensive than it actually was! It looks as though it will weather many years ahead!!...definatly recommend..!! :) .
Arrived well packaged and undamaged. Extremely easy to assemble, only 2 allen keys needed which were supplied. Once finished I was extremely pleased with the quality and look of this duo bench and table set. Anyone who looks at this product should buy it without a doubt.
Solid and good looking
This is the second one of these we have bought. The first one was bought 4 years ago and is still as good as new although I did paint it with exterior stain after the first year.
The instructions say it should take about 20 minutes to put together but it took me just over an hour on my own. However, this did include time allowed for my dog to run off with some packaging and spread it all over the garden, and for me to chase her and clear it up again. You might not need to allow time for that if you have a better behaved dog. I've included a photo of the mess she made just to shame her.
When you put the first chair together just make sure you use two sides that are NOT exact mirror images of each other. The one that goes on the inside next to the shelves has extra holes for the shelves. I'd put the first one together before I realised this and had to remove one side and replace it. The only thing you need for assembly is a decent philips screw driver as 2 allen keys are included with the fixings.
The seat and fixings are very solid and look really good when complete. I particularly like the attention to detail of design, even down to having plastic bottoms on the feet so the wood isn't in contact with the ground. This helps prevent them from rotting. The table bit in the middle is really flat and supports our glasses of wine just nice.
Great for the price
We've only had the bench for a few days, but we already love it! The eucalyptus wood is beautiful and it's sturdy enough. The package says that you need two people to put it together, but my husband managed by himself just fine. It's otherwise comfortable to sit on, but I would recommend getting a cushion of some sorts, doesn't need a thick one.