Rated 2 out of 5 by REB1 Wrong directions & hardware!
The fireside bench (small) arrived well packed but with wrong directions and hardware. The directions were for a "mission under window bookcase" and the hardware consisted of 8 1&1/4 " screws. Absent but needed were 4 2" screws. There were 9 wood pegs (needed 8) and 4 shelf pins (needed zero). The directions for assembly were useless but a catalog picture was sufficient after determining that 2" phillips screws were needed requiring trip to hardware store. Vendor quality control needs some improvement.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBoston Love it!
We ordered the large size mission fireside bench on Saturday night and received it Tuesday morning. We couldn't be more surprised and pleased by the speed of the delivery. My husband put it together with an electric screwdriver which he says is essential for tight and stable connections. Our living room is small and so we're using this bench as a coffee table. It looks great and we could not be happier with this excellent piece of furniture!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFsilver a Good Seat
The Fire Side Bench arrived last evening, I assembled it in about 20 minutes using a screwdriver and small hammer. The color matches the other pieces I have ordered, is pefect in size and is most comfortable. Thanks again
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdWeatherShopper excellent quality at a reasonable price
I bought the small mission fireside bench to use as a stand for a flat screen TV. The piece is sturdy and attractive, a perfect size for our small sunroom.
July 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LoveLLBean2000 Disappointed for the Price
The size, style and color of this bench was exactly what I was looking for. Although, if I hadn't had a drill I would not have been able to put it together. I had to re-drill four holes to make it fit, and even ended up splitting the wood of the lower shelf when I screwed it together. I would have thought, for that price, it would have been engineered well enough to be easily put together. I had planned to buy a second one if the first was good quality - I will not be doing that now.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by drednm Two Are Better Than One
I bought the first bench a year ago and used it as a small coffee table. Now with my purchase of a second bench, I can have a nice-sized coffee table (they match up perfectly) or can move them around as needed. I can even use them as benches!
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisLLB Beautiful
I got two of these benches, the square end table, and the coffee table. I am completely thrilled with the quality and look, and the ease of putting them together. Highly recommend them!
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ET225 Bench
I bought this bench to use as a small coffee table in my small den. It is the perfect size. It's strong and durable, the finish is great. Assembly was easy, I did it without assistance, and I'm no craftsman. They say 2 weeks on delivery, mine came is under 1 week. I have used this for 3-4 months and am still happy with it. I would highly recommend this item for its price and appearance.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quintal Perfect for its Purpose
Very nice item, easy to assemble with elbow grease, and perfect as entryway bench to store and tie shoes. Light oak stain matches close enough with other old and new oak pieces in the house and the look compliments rest of our Mission furniture. Pleased with fast shipping and sturdy product.
August 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by perspectivist how dark is a toss-up
I bought 3 of the Mission (DARK) Two-Shelf End Tables in 2010, and liked them, decided to match them for an occasional coffee table that I'd keep out of the way.
This Mission (DARK) fireside bench just arrived with one side that matches both my three end tables from 2010 and the print/online catalogs, and a top, a shelf, and the other side that are noticeably lighter and less reddish.
I should have sent it back, but it was too much of an annoyance. LLBean needs better quality control with this Mission line, for other customers have similar complaints about stain not matching the catalog images.
April 15, 2012