Rated 3 out of 5 by HankandButtercup Sturdy, but scratches easily
I bought the bench in the mariner blue color. Easy to put together, very sturdy. However, within a week there were scratches on the top that show up white. I had read another review that said that a touch up pen should be provided and I agree or else maybe offer it in a non-painted natural wood color. Also, there aren't any pads that come with this bench and so far I am unable to find any combination of pads to work with the dimensions of this bench. Wish LL Bean offered pads/pillows for this.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MsFan Functional furniture
I like the functionality of this bench. It gives people a place to sit down and put on their shoes and a place to stash their shoes so that they're not scattered all over your entryway. If I had to do it again, I might choose a different color. I like the chocolate brown, but I feel like it's kind of "pretending" to be a natural wood, but without the grain, it doesn't fool anyone. If I would've just picked a color, then it would just seem like a painted bench, which is what it is. I do wish that LL Bean had cushions for this bench. I haven't been able to find any anywhere that fit the dimensions of this bench so will probably have to make one myself.
September 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by Dan66 Buyer Beware
I bought the bench and matching hutch in the coffee brown color. Something is very wrong with the finish. When you set any dry plastic or cardboard on the bench for a few weeks the finish literally melts away and becomes sticky. The stickiness won't wipe away and a big ugly blotchy spot is left on a brand new piece of furniture. If I wanted this type of quality I could have ran down to the local bargain store and saved about 400 dollars. This is very disappointing and it seems that my only option is to pack it up and send it back. What a pain!! Wouldn't mind keeping the bench if I could figure out how to fix the faulty finish. The photo shows where the bottom of the plastic tote melted right into the finish
June 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KHnortheastNC nice mudroom bench
The item was packed very well. Assembly was easy. I would have preferred to have a little bit of cushion on the bench. I don't consider myself to be a large person, but every time I sit on the bench, it creaks, squeaks and groans. It makes me think the bench needs more support or structure.
I like the color (light sage) and it fits perfectly in the space I picked out for it. Overall, a good piece of furniture.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tonto413 Painted Cottage Mudroom Bench
This was a perfect purchase. Looks great, truly functional and an amazing price.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JinNOVA solid bench
Well packed, fit together per instructions, solid bench.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiMo237 Great looking and super easy to assemble
I got the mudroom bench in white. It looks as pictured. Beautiful and sturdy. It was delivered very fast. I was impressed how thorough it had been packed. Seriously, the unpacking took longer than assembling the piece. The assembling took 20 minutes. I am very pleased with the outcome. I might have purchased a top cushion with it if LL Bean had it. But now I like the look without the cushion. I just use a decorative pillow like they show online which matches my floor.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fuzzyslippers1944 We LOVE this bench!
When I ordered this, I wanted white.Sold out, sad to say.Had to get blue and since that's one of the colors in our laundry room, we were happy the white was no longer available.
The painted finish is superb, very easy to assemble as it was clearly marked,and is sturdy.Loved the price too. The only thing I'd add is: a touch-up pen would be a nice touch.
Thank you for another wonderful product.
February 2, 2015