Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CarterB Great looking furniture set. Big hassle to assemble.
I could have easily given this product three or possibly two stars overall just due to the extreme hassle of assembly that should have been pretty straightforward. The overall appearance and utility once complete though do outweigh the time and effort involved.
Perhaps I got a bum set but because of several inaccuracies in manufacturing, there were multiple bolt holes that did not line up between frames and legs. Three were so off that the bolts themselves broke off well before being tightened (two in chairs and one in the table). Fortunately these areas seem supported by the remaining bolts but time will tell.
The main issue is that to save freight space, the chairs are packaged inside one another so that you have to reshape four of them for assembly. If you have a second person it will be much easier to try to align the bolt holes otherwise you need to be creative (the included tool helps marginally at keeping the frames somewhat near the required shape). If you have any resistance at all to inserting a bolt, start over or use your own hardware less you break off the bolt and have lost that spot for assembly strength. I'll use a screw remover in the future if necessary.
The table assembly isn't too bad, but the frame does need some "redirecting" to get it to line up with the tabletop support. There is a hole in both the tabletop glass (sealed) and table frame for an umbrella if you want to add one (not included in this set).
All in all, the finished product looks very good (5 stars) but the assembly is a pain (2 stars). If you have the option of getting it assembled for you, do it.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeEee Beautiful set, but charge up your Ryobi (or Makita or SKIL)
When you cram 6 tubular steel chairs into a box, something's bound to bend out of shape, and that's why I recommend that you have your power drill and a 10mm nut driver bit ready. The wimpy stamped metal wrench included in the set is barely up to the task given the number of bolts you'll need to torque into place after reshaping the chair frames.
That said, the reward for your efforts is a beautiful comfortable set that invites sunrise breakfast outside or dinner at dusk.
March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DefeatedByAChairGuy Terrible. Cheap hardware, overly difficult assembly.
I have returned this product due to the overly difficult assembly and cheap hardware.
This set actually requires a special tool to bend the chairs back into shape, as they are intentionally warped just to fit together in the box. This is an utterly foolish design flaw.
The hardware is cheap, easily strips, and does not easily thread. One of the screws actually broke in half during assembly and became lodged in the chair. I'm glad someone wasn't sitting on it at the time!
I do not recommend this product, and would not wish it on my worst enemy.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gringo OK patio set
The set looks good but I have concerns about the longevity of the poly webbing. Assembly was not that easy. Anyone attempting to use the stamped steel wrenches included with the set will be frustrated. The chairs backs are purposely bent out of shape so they will stack for shipping. A steel bar with a hook is included to pull them back into shape. It took way to long to assemble for one person.
The chairs are comfortable to lounge in but the backs are angled back too much for eating at the table.
The table went together quickly. It is big and the tempered glass top makes it heavy for one person to move around.
I also have concerns about the fabric on the cushions holding up to the sun in the desert.
I'd recommend it with these caveats
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LynneSC Great looking set
A lot of the reviews on this set talk about the difficulty of putting it together, so I was not sure if I wanted to buy this set. But I ended up purchasing it anyway. I must admit the tool that comes with the set to put it together is junk. So I would definitely get a nice ratcheting socket set if you don't have one and look in the box there is a bar with some metal posts on it that hold the chairs together for you as you build the chairs.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hou77 Assembly is a pain, but looks good once put together.
After waiting 4 weeks for the set to arrive, I was excited when it was finally delivered. Once we started to put the set together, we realized why we got such a good deal. It took over 4 hours to put the chairs together. It was a struggle because the holes didn't line up, the chair tool kept snapping off and legs were still too far apart from the base. Broke a few screws in the process. Once assembled, it looks really nice.
June 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tsorg Difficult to put together
Table and chairs are nice looking. Had a very difficult time putting them all together. Bolt holes didn't line up and it took brute force to get the bolts in place. Nuts were welded at angles that made fitment hard. Need better factory quality control to ensure an easier time of putting it together. Stripped one bolt trying to get it to line up. Would have rated it higher except for that.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack VERY HAPPY WITH PURCHASE
Went together fairly well. The chairs were in groups of three. The width of the chairs got wider as you get to the last chair, which is hard to reduce the width even with the brace bar that comes with the package. I did break two bolts on the last chair. The set does look very good and we are happy with our purchase
June 27, 2014