Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dave Shoddy workmanship at its worst.
Some wooden pieces were warped and difficult to align. Some pre drilled holes were not lined up properly.
Some pre drilled holes were not complete.
Some pre drilled holes were not pre drilled.
Some of the wood was damaged and splintery.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happygirl123 Good design, poor finishing
The bench has good design, but there was a note inside informing us that one large piece of the assembly was warped and problematic, so a replacement piece was included. Interestingly, the replacement piece was warped and problematic, so we used the original piece. Otherwise, the piece was assembled without any troubles. We did notice that the finish on the eucalyptus wood was spotty, had a sheen in some areas and was dry in others - like a half hearted attempt at applying a sealant that resulted in incomplete coverage. There were also numerous little chips and scrapes on the parts, so the assembly appears to be slightly used instead of new.
June 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolom Very disappointed
In less that a month the potting service has already warped!
Now I must find a way to get Home Depot to replace it!
Future buyers BEWARE!
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cam65 Nice potting bench
Overall very happy with this product. Minor but annoying problems stem from the eucalyptus wood itself, which tends to warp with humidity changes. Supplier provided alternative bottom platform which helped BUT alignment of pieces for two assembly steps was difficult. The removable solid top board warps at corner about 1/4 inch so it rocks a bit. But this is a potting bench not a dinner table. Overall look and functionality are excellent.
April 29, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Pretty but not practical
I purchased this potting bench excited about the storage, but the storage is open to the elements so I don't think I can store anything there. Plus, you have to take the table top off to access the storage. Furthermore, the item was difficult to assemble. It took my husband and I 2 hours to assemble it.
April 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Suzyq63 Beautiful but flawed
There were three independent places where the wood was cracked when I received this bench. Because of the weight and complexity of re-packing I opted to wood glue them. I was offered a discount by HD for this. The bench top pieces did not fit square (not even close) - the only pieces that did not, but those are the most visible. I ended up removing one of the dowel plugs that hold them in place so they at least approximated a fit. I could almost give this bench 4 stars for appearance, but at some point you have to factor in functionality. There is no easy way to clean out the inside. I suppose I could drill a door knob sized hole and install a temporary plug. It is pretty and not expensive, just expect plenty of flaws if you get this.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by perf Pretty but not perfect
This item was backordered and is now on sale - although I was charged the original price. The re-designed shelf does not have long enough wood screws to keep the shelf in place., so we assembled the original shelf and hardware. The flat potting surface wood is cracked and I would like to have it replaced. That said it is a nice piece for the price and I have it in a protected outdoor portion of my patio and hope that the wood holds up to the elements. I have high hopes for this piece.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PlanterJohn Almost too nice to use
Just what I expected from the start. Looks great and design is helpful. Now that it has been blessed by the birds and some dirt, will be interesting to how it maintains its appearance. I take what I get without doing the annual recommended maintenance for appearances. Price was so reasonable that I will purchase another if it looks too bad over time.
May 30, 2014