Rated 4.0 out of 5Â by 53
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by CMMToolMan Pleasant Patio Set
The Hampton Bay Four River patio set is a nice collection. The metal is finished in a dark bronze matte color, and the cushions are an appealing green that blends well with outdoor surroundings. The design of each piece is minimally ornate and should fit well in many settings.
The assembly instructions are clear and simple. However, I found the selection of assembly hardware a little odd - including Philips head screws, Allen head screws and hex head bolts, requiring inclusion of each type of tool in the kit. I think standardized fittings, such as all Allen head, or all hex head, would make more sense. The kit included two Philips, two Allen and two hex head wrenches, plus an alternate hex head socket style wrench - which I think is wasteful.
I also think certain design elements were peculiar. For example, the arm rests for the seating attach strangely. The upper end of each arm attaches easily from the outside with an Allen screw through a hidden tab. However, the lower end attaches from the inside underneath the seating through the frame and into the arm using two hex head bolts. One of two bolts is located under a metal seating strap making it a bit more awkward to access. Using the supplied wrenches or any non-ratcheting wrench requires tedious half turns to drive the bolts. If these two bolts were driven through hidden tabs from the outside like the screw at the upper end of the arm, assembly would be much faster and easier.
The back panel to the love seat required a little persuation with a rubber mallet - hammering the lower tube fitting inward and the back panel tube fitting outword - to get the fittings to align and slide together. Aside from this, most of the assembly went smoothly.
The quality of the furniture seems to be good, with no sharp edges and a clean finish. Everything was packed very well to prevent damage to the parts during shipping. The seat cushions and pillows appear to be made from quality material for outdoor durability. Overall, I think this is a nice set that I hope will last a long time.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Bvalencia24 Love this product
Purchased the entire collection: 4 chaise lounges for around our pool, two conversation chairs and ottomans and the swinging rocker for our pool cabana, the dining set and the conversation set for our outdoor dining area and two side tables. We love the set, its very elegant and understated. The color of the cushions is great. Only complaint is wish the chaise lounges had lumbar pillows or wish we could purchase them separately. Assembly was a bit tricky in that not all the holes lined up but nothing some muscle and a hammer could fix. The assembly tools were awful but using a socket set made all the difference. All in all an A+ prduct.
September 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jason It is rusting and the cushions are deteriorating just 90 days after purchase (just like the dining set)
See my review of the dining set to see how I feel about this.
August 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by basketjozee Beautiful but ... concerns on long lasting quality
I have had this set outside for 3 weeks there are spots already rusting--some of the pieces were scratched when I opened the box those areas now have rust. Tricky to assemble .
It is very comfortable as long as you have the back cushions on, the seats are very deep. A couple of the chair panels were soldered on the wrong way but its too clunky to return (this isnt in stores). I have been saving for a set for 3 years, I also purchased the dining set. I love my patio with it, finally after 12 years a nice set!
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Jlgio A Great Housewarming Gift
I purchased this for my son and his wife as a housewarming/Christmas gift and they are thrilled. The patio set is very nice and easy to assemble. The Home Depot did an excellent job of delivering the set before December 24th too and shipping costs were reasonable.
January 6, 2015