Rated 3 out of 5 by nmtechi It is real Wood!
The kit arrived very well pact with no damage.While the unit is made of real wood as opposed to composite, it is assembled in a fashion in keeping with its price. Single screw joining on the legs and cross pieces, single screws at the top of the legs to the skirt of the top. When assembled and the screws are tighten per the instructions pretty sturdy little bench or in my case hall table for the quick drops of life coming in the door. A nice finish but with ghosting around some connections. The directions could be better, like mentioning the slight angel cut on the shelf ends to match the slope of the legs. There are only two ways for the shelf to be assembled and some will get to a chance to do it twice.
All in all for the put-togethers I have dealt with this is a pretty good for the price.
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by repi314 Nice idea, poor quality
Purchased this bench for use in our guest bedroom as a place for sitting, luggage, etc, as the room is not large and is not used often.
In theory this is the perfect piece for that use, nice size and the color is perfect.
However, if I hadn't ordered the table myself, I would not have ever guessed that it came from LLBean. Quality is similar to put-together furniture from a Big Box Store. One corner was broken, two pre-drilled holes were not straight, and none of the angles were cut appropriately (such that the piece does not really fit together well). The top surface is rough - didn't have a final sand or didn't have sanding between coats of finish?
Took > 2 weeks for delivery.
This table definitely does not live up to LLBean's reputation and I'm disappointed in the USA craftsmanship. Even though it will be a huge hassle to return, it's going back.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KansasSmallTownGirl Mission Bench is Made in USA!
I purchased this bench after seeing the two my sister-in-law purchased from LL Bean for her house! I absolutely love it! It works perfectly in my space and looks so nice. Made sturdy and strong! One of my favorite parts is that it is made in the USA so it is quality workmanship.
Thanks LL Bean for another great product!
April 16, 2014
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