After reading multiple mixed reviews about this table set online, I decided to purchase it anyway. We picked it up at Sears rather than having it shipped to prevent the damage reported in reviews. Definitely recommend doing this - every part was in good condition. If you are not used to assembling furniture, this will be difficult. The instructions are easy enough to follow but I found this to be a two-person job. In some cases, the screws provided were very difficult to flesh with the wood, despite trying with a normal phillips head screwdriver and with an electric screwdriver. We assembled it with the short bench side on the right and long side on the left, which was easy enough to figure out in the instructions. Although the assembly process was difficult and frustrating, now that the table is assembled, we love it! The nook fits perfectly in our small apartment kitchen. Ordering the Chelsea cushions for it as well. Will be interested to see how well the set holds up in the next 1-2 years.
The dining bench is sturdy and the fact that it has storage is a huge plus! The corner can be reconfigured to fit different angles. The table is flimsy- it sways despite being tightened and double checked for accurate installation. Te wood is also very soft - and now has math homework ingrained into it...
damaged upon shipment, product was in pieces, box torn and shredded. product was shipped UPS and delayed several days. Had to return entire product to Sears I will never order thru Sears online ever again.
I thought this nook would be great for the kids to do homework on and east snacks on. While it is serving its purpose somewhat, it is not the quality I would have expected. The material seems light and with three boys I am not sure how long it is going to hold up.
I love this set. Looks beautiful in my kitchen.
I purchased this table from sears online and picked up at my local store so there wasn't any shipping damage. It took me approximately 4 hours to fully assemble by myself. I would like to take the time to say that the people who said this product was flimsy or not sturdy...just don't know how to put these types of things together. I used some wood glue on every joint, and used a cordless drill and then when it died on me, finished by hand with screwdriver. It is very nice looking table (bigger then I expected from reviews) and everybody who has came to my place and seen it have complimented on it, couldn't believe the price, and had seen one before...myself included. If you use wood glue to assemble you will have a solid, sturdy table. I am 6'3 235lbs and it fits my height and weight without any creaks or indication of strain. instructions were easy to follow and I would like to say again...it is a nice looking table, and perfect for a small dining space. This is a unbelievable buy for the price...after discounts and tax it was 189.00...I did quite a bit of research and it runs 289.00 on ******, and everywhere else online.
It was shoddily made and we couldn't even put it together. It was very wobbly on the one part that did manage to get to be somewhat put together. It was very unstable and we had a lot of problems returning it, and didn't even get a full refund when we did despite following the instructions that the sears customer service gave on the phone. It's possible that I got a lemon, but I would not recommend this.
Really a very nice unit. Would have given it a 5 star but it is made of pine and so it is a soft wood. But other than that is a very sturdy piece of furniture. And for the price you can not go wrong. Takes some time to put it together. Did use a hand screwdriver so not to crack the wood. But worth taking your time putting it together. A very attractive piece of furniture.
I was able to purchase this set on sale. We had it shipped directly to our house. Based on other reviews, this made me nervous. However, it arrived and all of the pieces were intact. One of the feet had a chip missing from the bottom, but was hidden. Assembly: My husband assembled everything. He liked the way the screws came packaged. The instructions were a little unclear. We had to read other reviews to figure out how to do the seat hinges. With a little patience it all came together quickly, and with very little frustration. I rated it a 4 based on the quality of the wood. With that being said, you can't beat it for the price.