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Rated 5 out of 5Â by AussieLady Top quality, easy to assemble, and looks great!
When the box arrived containing this bistro set, I was a bit surprised at how heavy it was, considering it was only two chairs and a table! After removing all the components from the box, it was quickly apparent that the weight could be attributed to the really nice quality. There is nothing low-grade about this set!
I decided to assemble the table first, which is simply a table top and two leg pieces that intersect, all pieces bolted together. The top and legs are all metal, with a dark brown âwood grainâ finish. Typical of Hampton Bay quality, there are even little dark brown âcoversâ to put over the metal bolts so they donât show. Nice. Itâs small things like that which prove that sometimes paying a little more is worthwhile. I would say to be careful when assembling because itâs easy to accidentally scratch the finish.
The chairs assemble very easily, just as the table did, and the only difference is that there are a few more bolts in the assembly. But basically itâs a chair part which bolts to a metal base. It took me next to no time to assemble the first chair, but I would recommend not tightening the bolts completely until all of them are loosely screwed in, just to make sure the chair sits snugly on the base. After tightening all the bolts, I put the same little dark brown âcoversâ over them to finish. Assembling the second chair was a piece of cake.
I really like the appearance of the wicker. Although itâs a resin wicker (polyethelene, a nice word for plastic), it looks like ârealâ wicker, not just dark brown woven plastic such as some other patio furniture I saw recently at a large discount chain. The beauty of this faux wicker is that it is weatherproof and easy to clean with a damp cloth.
I especially like that both the table legs and the chair legs each have a small, round, plastic âlevelerâ on the bottom that can be screwed in or out to adjust for uneven patio surfaces. I have handmade Saltillo tiles on my patio and each one is different, so this leg adjustment option is a real bonus.
The fabric in both the seat cushion and the lumbar pillow is sturdy. The seat cushions fit really well, and the side of the cushion that goes against the chair back is slightly âroundedâ for a good fit. All the cushion covers have zippers for easy removal and cleaning which is great.
This bistro set has replaced a pair of wooden chairs and a table that I only bought a few years ago which was supposedly weather-resistant and really wasnât. I am very happy with this new Hampton Bay resin wicker and metal bistro set because itâs obvious it will stand up to the weather far more effectively, although I do plan to buy some patio furniture covers for added protection in bad weather.
Anyone with an outdoor space big enough for two chairs and a table could not go wrong in choosing this ensemble. You could even put it on an apartment balcony!
February 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by sflcj Beautiful set but poor craftsmanship
I loved this set since I first saw it in my local store. When I saw it on sale I had to get it. I thought the price was high for 3 pieces but at the sale price I couldn't pass it up. The table is the perfect size,light weight and sturdy. My issue is the chairs. One of the chairs is perfect the other one is riddled with problems. The wicker looks nicked and broken in multiple spots. It almost looks used but it was sealed in the box and the box looked in good condition. This leads me to believe it came from the factory this way. The second problem with the same chair is that the base unit will not attach to the top. The holes will not line up rendering the chair useless. I am disappointed but am going to contact Home Depot to see if they can help. I would like to keep the set but not if I can't use it.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Maddiegirl Where do I begin?
Wow! Have you ever gotten something on-line & when you've received it....it totally exceeded your expectations? This is one of those products. Shipping: Received in 2 days; they went to the extremes to make sure everything in the box was protected and completely wrapped :) Super easy to assemble, took less than an hr from the time of opening the box to putting it on my porch ready for use. The quality is truly "high end". The cushions are the perfect thickness and the lumbar cushions are nice & thick and the colors are more beautiful than they appear on the website! I was afraid the chairs may not be comfortable but to the contrary, very much so! (they are high back & even without the lumbar cushion, very comfortable) I was surprised at the weight of all 3 pieces, very substantial. Also, the bottoms of the chairs & tables have the end caps that you can adjust (i.e. no rocking if you have a slope or have part of the item on a rug, just adjust the other legs and you're back to being on level ground). They even provide black covers that snap over ever single bolt. They've thought of everything to make sure this set not only looks good but have covered even the little details. I would highly recommend this set. (It's great for a smaller area, as well..depending on how you arrange the furniture!) If I could give this product 6 stars, I would :)
February 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Steph Very nice set
Nice piece. The table height is kind of odd w the chairs. Not adequate for legs to fit under but table is larger than normal end table.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Carol Trouble putting together
The instructions were very clear and easy and the parts were well marked. The only trouble I had was I have been unable to put one of the screws in because the holes don't line up.
July 22, 2014