Rated 3 out of 5áby BaciMom Beautiful but not practical
I love the look of this collection.....and the smell so many comment about goes away....so no big deal. BUT....very disappointed at how crazy easy it is to scratch and dent! It REALLY needs more of a tough finish. I had more pieces on my "wish list" but do not plan to order anything else as it will not last long! Not investing in anything more.
May 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby RRFall Looks Great From a Distance
It's a beautiful solid rustic coffee table, goes perfectly in my living room, BUT...the quality up close is quite poor. One small part of the top is warped, one of the legs looks like someone started to saw into it, then stopped, some areas could have used more sanding and the finish is inconsistent. Another coat or two would help. Another minus is the odor of the finish. It took several weeks for it to dissipate.
Also, it would have been nice if some 'caring for your coffee table' instructions were included.
All and all, it does look great in my rustic decor and I've gotten several compliments on it.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Grenamerican Sturdy and just what I wanted
After years in our home, we settled down and decided on regular furniture. I looked exhaustively, and ended up 'home' with LLBean. Quite satisfied with our lovely new coffee table.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kalelover As Described
After reviewing the product online and via a catalog, I phoned my order in. Customer service was very good. I was told the product would arrive in approx. 5 weeks. It arrived in only 4 weeks. It was packed very well and completely in tack with the exception of putting handles on the drawers. The finish is exactly as described. The drawers fit beautifully. In addition, I ordered the small side table which arrived at the same time. Both pieces are very nice.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby WonderfulTable Wonderful Handmade Pine Coffee Table
Absolutely wonderful piece to have in your living room. I have dark hardwood floors and the hand cut pine is a very nice, lighter contrast to it. The website says it could take up to 4-5 weeks for shipping once ordered, and mine took about 3-1/2 weeks. Table is handmade, so the item comes fully assembled in a large box. The only thing you have to do is place (2) screws in each of the drawers where pre-cut holes have already been placed. It takes longer to take the item out of the box than it does to assemble it. It?s that easy.
I have various pieces of handmade pine, and oak pieces throughout my house, and this is by far the nicest. The table has a very rustic feel to it, the edges have been smoothed, legs are level, natural color & varnish is wonderful. The space in between the drawings and the top even have a 1/2? lip so if you place magazines or other items in that open gap they won?t slide out into your room, an unexpected edge that really works. Some reviews mentioned there was quite pungent when it arrived because the varnish was so fresh, but mine wasn?t so bad. And anyways, it?s a handmade table to this is to be expected. Just remember to check the dimensions before purchasing because it is quite large, 48?x28?.
As for other reviewers being dissatisfied, people must remember this is a handmade item. Every piece is going to be different, imperfect. Some will have more saw marks than others, some smoother than others. LL bean provides free return, and will literally send you another one if there are any issues at all with the piece they have delivered. My fiancÚ absolutely loves the piece, and we have already ordered the matching tv stand. These aren?t the cheapest pieces for a house (they have their 20% off coupons at various times throughout the year. Keep a look out for those, especially if your purchased from them in the past), but the quality by far outweighs the price, and wood lasts forever as long as you take care of it. We love it, 5+ stars, and would recommend it to anybody looking to add some rustic classiness to their living room.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby MoggyGoddess Decent table with one warning
It's a decent enough table and fairly well made, though I think they went too far with the fake "distressing". We would have preferred less rippling across the top and a smoother finish.
One warning: apparently the table was made, varnished and put immediately into a box with no airing-out time. Our house reeked of varnish for days, and for someone with asthma, that's no joke. We had to keep the windows open and run a fan to ventilate the vapors.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby DexterDoll Perfect
Love this piece! I ordered 3 pieces of this set and they are all wonderful. Exactly as shown, rugged looking but not TOO rugged.
Very well packaged so there is little chance of damage in transport, and delivered exactly when promised.
March 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby 1Gal2Islands Very Disappointed
This table has a nice rustic design and it looks great in the photos. In person, however, it is another story. There is a big difference between a "rustic" finish and a careless finish. The tables are hand made and each one can be expected to be slightly different. Well, whoever handmade this one was not good at it. This was carelessly finished. Rough sawn oak is one thing. But the top of this table has what looks like tire tracks from a tractor trailer on it. The stain is carelessly applied. Although the top has the "low sheen" finish over the stain, the rest of the table has no finish over the stain at all. The drawers stick. And the worst thing of all is the odor. I unpacked it early this afternoon. It has only been in the house a few hours and the smell has permeated everywhere! I am going to contact them tomorrow and try to get them to take it back.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby earthandsea Love it!
We had a problem with our rustic end table and returned it, but the coffee table came undamaged and is beautiful. We have a new house and have purchased all new furniture for every room, and the coffee table is our favorite piece. So much so that we have ordered the end table again (in the hopes it will arrive undamaged), and the TV console. The furniture is well made and really fits the casual, cottagey, cozy home that we are trying to create. I would highly recommend.
January 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby OldeWorldTraveler Rustic coffee table
I purchased the side tables and bench a year or more ago. I decided to get the coffee table because I felt the larger size would be appropriate for our living room. I've had it for several weeks now and have noticed several areas that are really rough, as though they rushed when they were making it and didn't take the time to properly sand it. It is in the same room with my previous purchases and the difference in the finish quality is very apparent. If it were not so inconvenient to ship it back, I probably would.
September 19, 2013