Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 112
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ry21 Works alright
The slats on this are fairly brittle and break easily and the company is very hard to contact to get replacement slats.
December 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Critique of Lifetime Convertible Bench
I bought one of these thinking that I might buy a few more for various spots in my yard. NEVER AGAIN!
I unpackaged the pieces and concluded that it would be a snap to assemble. I am a mechanical engineer and have often assembled complex items. I found a few things:
The instructions are incomplete and misleading. When you assemble the adjustment mechanism (part 2 of the instructions) don't tighten any fasteners until you fit it up with the top support. The adjustment mechanism has to be assembled in a very precise way. The parts are not symmetric. Test it out on top of the bench before you tighten anything. You may have to disassemble it and try again. The instructions don't talk about this.
Step 2.6 can only be done once! The CTM fastener head has a tiny hex for torquing. You need to torque it enough to get the end of the bolt through a self-locking nut. That small amount of torque strips out the hex! It can never be removed again. The bolt material is junk.
All of the clearance holes for the bolts are drilled so that there is a very tight fit on each. Hardly any diametral clearance. This makes it hard to fit the fasteners. You are constantly jockeying around relatively heavy pieces trying to get the fasteners through tight clearance holes. Step 2.11 is especially difficult. The lever is in the way and the instructions indicate that the bolts are to be installed with the unit in its normal orientation. This is next to impossible. I kept rotating the heavy unit on its side and back until I was able to install the bolts. Because of the location of the handle it was next to impossible to get my hand on the bolt. In hindsight I would drill out the clearance holes a bit before I started to assemble the unit. This would make it easier to assemble.
It took me about 4 hours to assemble this thing. In the end it looks sturdy and works as advertised. Because of assembly frustration I will never buy another!
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YardGal Good Value
I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the bench. It was much heavier than I expected, and seems very sturdy and weatherproof. No way will it ever blow over! No scratches or other flaws are apparent. My only negative thought is that I was very glad I had someone to help put it together, because there are several points when at least three hands are needed! Other than that, it seems like a good purchase, and I'm glad I bought it.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hopeful Check your box before you leave the store
So, I bought this bench 3 weeks ago. I made the mistake of taking everything out of the box and setting it aside, without checking the instruction book to make sure that everything was in it. (recycling was last week, so I wanted to get that huge box into recycling). I had to wait another week, until a friend could come over to help me, as it requires at least two people to put together. Today, we carried all the parts out into my courtyard to build and I was so excited...UNTIL we realized that they had only included one set of parts......we are missing a total of 8 screws, the tool to screw the screws and some sort of bolt....nothing is more annoying! Now, I have to go to a tool store to buy the screws needed and have to wait until my friend is available again....And yes, I did make sure nothing was in the box before I threw it out......I'm sure it will be great whenever I get it together!
April 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Begs1 Great bench
The benches were easy to assemble and are great to use. We are a Nursing home and use them for both benches and picnic tables during activities.
June 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DualPurpose Dual purpose functionality makes this product.
The tools that came with it to put together were kid-like tools. Husband was not happy with them. It took 30 to 40 minutes to assemble. The quality of the material is great. I expect it to last a long time cause it is not wood and you don't have to paint or stain annually.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheGuard Great bench for us larger folks !
I purchased 2 of these benches about 6 months ago. I made my decision based on the weight limit 750 lbs and the fact that they are convertible. I haven’t regretted my decision once. My wife and I fit on a single bench very comfortably (even room for a 3rd0 and even thought we hit the max cap. it still feels super sturdy. They still look and feel like they did when we got them and feel like they will last forever. Since these are built from aluminum we see and can expect no rust from the wonderful storms that we get down here. So if you or your family is on the larger side have no fear these will fit you just fine.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Exactly what we needed.
We use it near our outdoor grill area. Very convenient. Instructions could be be better. Took about an hour to put together. The unit is well made and a solid design.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mijeon Two in one bench/table
Need an outdoor relaxing place that quickly makes into an outdoor eating/work area? This is the product for you! Good looking, functional and a breeze to put together. Buy two and you have an instant picnic table that also serves as a casual seating area when you don't need the eating/work surface!
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Best bench ever
Purchased for a local middle school, and the quality of the product is why we purchased it. If it can stand up against nine hundred teenagers, it will hold up well in any situation.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nana Very satisfied with bench/table!
This convertible table/bench would fulfill two needs for us - seating plus using as a table on occasion. I could not be more pleased with it! While the instructions confused me, if I just followed them I would have been okay. I questioned how the top would be moveable but somehow it just is, and switches very smoothly from bench to table I might add. I am a 56 yr old female and put this together myself. Yes, would have been easier with two bodies, but I managed. The product is very solidly built. If you are on the fence about buying, jump on it, I don't believe you will regret it! I think the price is on the high side, but since I am so pleased with the product, I would buy again in a heartbeat.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ilvandram Great outdoor bench/table!
This bench was easy to assemble and a lot larger than I expected (length). I purchased this for 'commercial' use and am very pleased with the durability. I also loved the fact that this product can hold up to 715#'s. Most of the other benches reviewed held 200#'s and not much more. That amount would not hold two grown adults! I purchased this bench to allow my clients to use the table feature while they are waiting outside. It is great! They can work on their laptops and multitask. My only complaint is that I waited so long to buy it!
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angel5 Best bench ever
This product is so good that I ordered several. They look great around the pool.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jesliloleme LOVE IT!!
I have had the convertible bench on my patio for about a year and half now. I love it. It's sturdy and beautiful. I generally tilt the top into a table for potted plants and use the bench for sitting to put on shoes. I don't recall it being difficult to put together as another poster suggested. I am a mid 50's woman and pretty handy I guess. I did it myself. You know when you buy it you need to assemble it. That's why it's priced so well.
I'm considering getting another because I think they are such nice product. I have the bistro set as well. I wish they would make other matching products like maybe a larger table and chairs set or just a plain garden bench.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amily Really love thhis bench
I LOVE LOVE this bench. Unfortunately, I had to returned both benches back to Home Depot and buy it from some other place (who has it in the store). When the package was open, one had missing part, the other one had deep scratches allover. It would be a great ideal if Home Depot has this in stock on the local stores instead of online only. Great product.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FlatLine Excellent Product Residents Love it.
Table was easy to assemble and can easily convert from bench to table. I use this at my BBQ grills and residents love the convince as easiness to convert between both functions. Going to recommend to my sister properties.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BPJ1947 Lov this convertible bench!
My present to myself this year was the convertible bench. It looks fantastic in my backyard. Assembly was easy [thanks to my son-in-law] and easy-to-follow instructions. We both commented on the blister packs of screws, nuts, etc. They were clearly marked so there was no confusion as to what went where. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase and look forward to using this both as a bench and table/bench. Most importantly, it is a very comfortable seat.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Convertible patio bench
This product is very useful and easy to put to together
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by natron Extremely easy to put together
GREAT INSRUCTIONS! all of the plastic boards come already installed takes 1 person 1/2 hr to put together. All screws and hardware are pre-organized. I have 2 making a picnic table, or a conversation area with a outdoor coffee table in the middle.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lvloon Super Sturdy
This bench is great. Super sturdy. Took my husband about 90 minutes to put together. (not a handy guy) We have it on the front porch with the back laying flat like a table so our 2 cats can be on either level. The back flips upright very easily. I'd recommend this bench to anyone.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfied what a bench!
We love this bench. It could have been easier for us to assemble if we had read the instructions more carefully, but it did not take us too long.
We put the bench in the woods. It blends in beautifully. It is strongly built and sheds water so you can sit down after it rains. You might want something against your back for comfort. We've only had it a couple of months, so don't know what it will be like after a winter outdoors.
The bench was reasonably priced and a very good value.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Love it!
Very useful, good quality and we get a lot of compliments.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hunter Very nice table/bench
Assembly instructions are a little vague, but overall a very nice unit. This is the second one I bought, cause I liked the first one so much.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Backyardvacationers As fun and practical as it looks.
This bench really works like the picture. It was easy to put together. It is very high quality and looks great on our deck as well as adds extra seating and eating area without taking up much room. It arrived in pieces as the box tape had come apart in shipping. The delivery person was very careful to make sure we got all of the pieces and hardware. We love this bench!
April 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kman Great Bench
The bench arrived with half of the parts missing and no instructions. Had to go back to the store to get missing bolts and nuts and they were nice enough to comp the parts. Nothing you buy is ever right or complete poor quality control.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sdude great bench
Like all home pieces the hardware is a little short with no treads clearing the nuts. But if it ever fails it will be an easy fix. Planks are thinner than they apear but they aren't for use in a park. Great bench though for home use. Package came quite beat up with ples poking out. And hardware for some dry erase board made it into the package somehow. But very pleased with the purchase.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SeanS a very nice and usable bench and table set
we live in a 4 unit condo with a small back yard and were looking for something just like this. very glad we made the investment. when placed together the benches make a great picnic table, and when flipped down and separated they are very nice looking and comfortable benches! The plastic 'wood' slats look great and repel water well.
putting them together was a bit tedious and the IKEA-like directions were a bit challenging to decipher but if you take your time you should be OK.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teacher sturdy, comfortable and good looking
We purchased this bench to create an outdoors sitting area for the parents of our preschool children at the school where I work in San Francisco, CA. This bench is sturdy and good looking.
I researched several websites and compared prices. This was by far the best deal I could get for our money. We ordered two benches, but I had to return one because it came with a broken panel. This was an inconvenience because I had to wait for the money to be returned to my account and go through the purchase process again, which I have not done yet. So, we ended up with only one bench, but we will soon buy another one since everyone seemed to like this one very much. And just so you know, it took me about 1 1/2 hours to put it together by myself. I thought it would take less time, but it's totally doable and worth the effort.
March 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happy Lasting qualitites
We bought this bench a year ago to put up in our woods. It looks just like new after having sat up there there through all the snow this winter. It also dries out fast after rain so you can sit down. Can't say how much we love it.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melvin Great Purchase
Second one I have purchased, we use them in front of our flower shop, we put the back down when we are not using them as benches and use them as display tables, works great for our needs.
July 8, 2014