Rated 5 out of 5 by runmamarun Another great purchase from Ballard Designs
I purchased the 3 seat bench with the hickory finish. The bench is as pictured. It is the perfect bench for a narrow entryway that gets a lot of use. The rushed seat is attractive and durable. I purchased the counter stools 5 years ago and the have held up extremely well. I highly recommend this bench.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Shopper1959 Love this bench
It looks great in front of our window with pillows on it. Would highly recommend!!!
May 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Design4us Good value for a good price!
I like how the Dorchester two-seater bench looks at the end of my bed. It seems to be well made and sturdy; now I have a place to sit while I'm putting on shoes. It is also big enough to hold extra bedding and pillows while we are sleeping.
April 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonieux Very Nice
I got it in Grey and I really like the look of this bench, seems very sturdy and the cushion fits great! It goes very well with the large Messina dining table with the zinc top.
March 25, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ballarddesignlover1 Disappointed
I am really disappointed in this bench. I wish I had sent it back. Any time you touch the benches wicker seat it sheds all over the floor. the wicker pops up and breaks off as well. pretty to look at but would not recommend for actually sitting on. : (
March 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eklectic Perfect for smaller spaces.
Bench is sturdy, yet delicate and priced well. Very versatile for a smaller space.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lakeside2 Well built
We purchased the 2 seat bench for our new addition .it was delivered quickly and in great condition.It is easy to pull up for additional seating and is very attractive and comfortable.
February 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Naplesgal Nice simple bench with clean lines
I will use this at the shore in a small bedroom with built in closets and white furniture. It is a great addition
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by numbersrock Versatile 2-seat bench with Farmhouse cushion
Love this bench because of the versatility it has to offer. Originally, I bought it to serve as a coffee table with the Baldwin Apartment Sofa located in our SWFL den. I decided to buy the Farmhouse 2 seat cushion in order to move the bench into our dining room to increase the seating to 8. I couldn't say enough about this piece of furniture!
November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nashvillekittens perfect for end of the bed
I ordered the 2 seater in cream, with a Flax cushion topper. Fits into the space at the end of the bed perfectly.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatR Very pleased with product
I ordered two 1-seat benches to occasionally pull up to my breakfast room table for extra seating. These benches are the perfect height for my table. I chose the hickory brown finish.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bench Cream color perfect for bedroom
The bench has just the right texture because the master bedroom is filled with heavy wood furniture pieces and chairs with busy fabrics.
The woven rush seat is light in color and goes so well with the cream painted legs. Since I like to change colors in my bedroom based on the season, the neutral color of the bench will match any holiday.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love2Quilt Perfect for extra seating
I needed extra seating for company, this bench is not only functional but quite cute with my cottage/coastal decor.
April 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maherbie 1 seat great seat!
I love the 1 seat benches I bought.....we loved the two so much I tried to purchase the dorchester counter stools to match and went through 3 different shipments trying to get 2 quality stools! One stool wasn't even wrapped in the box! Terrible quality control on the stools. Needless to say we didn't get the stools! Can not recommend this company because of that!
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crazycat Great look to dining room
Love the bench in grey looked great with dinning room table without taking up a lot of room also brought cushions in butter twill to bring it all together. Would recommend this to anyone needing to upgrade a small dinning space.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tulsa2pets love these benches
I have three of the 3-seat benches....I have them under two huge windows in my front room...and another in the den for the cats to sit on and look out...they are comfortable to sit on..but they do shed...and because they are handcrafted...no two look alike...but the differences are subtle...and they really look nice!
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvtheballard Beautiful bench!
I had been looking for some sort of bench seating for a large window in our kitchen. We purchased two of the two-seat benches and they fit perfectly underneath the window. They came already assembled (a plus in my husband's book!) and very well packaged. The benches are very sturdy and hold a lot of weight (hubby is a big guy). We purchased cushions for the benches as well which adds to the comfort level, although they are plenty comfortable without the cushions. Now we have that extra seating that we needed in the kitchen!
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by happygirlinmn 2 seat Dorchester bench
It arrived today and I am so pleased. I needed a sweet bench to place at the end of black and brass Victorian bed, which is quite ornate, so this Dorchester bench was perfect. I got the black one. The only thing that might have been a bit disappointing was the rushing, because I was hoping it was a stronger tighter weave, because the center of it might not be that sturdy and without some protection might fray or unravel, but I plan on ordering the farm house cushion in black plaid because IMHO, it's a must for this bench. My little dog will surely enjoy it. It was amazing that it arrived all in one piece. I didn't have to screw on any legs or anything. Very nice French look to it. I would recommend it to anyone. The price was great. But definitely order you a cushion!
March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kCKathy Well made and very pretty
I love this bench near our back door. I also purchased the Ballard boot tray and it fits perfectly under it to sit on the bench while removing shoes and place the shoes directly under the bench. The white finish is a soft white and looks great with the straw colored seat.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryinFl Great for extra seating
I bought this to use as extra seating in my living room and it's perfect in front of the fireplace.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marymwil love
I bought a antique black rectangle table. Couldn't find chairs i liked, so I bought these benches. They look amazing with it.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by downsizing Versatile and well priced
Love this bench. It's sturdy yet light weight enough to move from dining table to living room for extra seating.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debby5 3 seat bench
I really like this bench, it was just as advertised.
February 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Squeeker Well Constructed but Not Comfortable
This bench is well constructed and attractive but it is not at all comfortable due to the seat height, seat dimensions and rush material. My Windsor dining room chair seat height is 16 1/2" and this bench measures just over 18" Without a cushion, I still find it uncomfortable to sit on even though it's a better seat height. One is forced to sit in the middle part of the seat, because the rush dips toward the center, thus causing the woven material to cut into one's legs! Putting a cushion or two on it should make it comfortable, but it raises one too far off the floor cutting off circulation in one's legs. I don't believe this bench was designed for comfort, and I am disappointed I invested in it for my home. The only solution I can see is to cut the legs down an inch or more.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love2bargain Extremely well built bench.
I purchased the 3 seat Dorchester Bench for at the end of my queen size bed. It could not have been a better fit. It looks so perfect. I have ordered several items from Ballard Designs, I have never been disappointed, love Ballard.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retiredcondo Very attractive piece
Really like this bench. It looks great and works exactly like I wanted. I picked it from other options due to the dimensions. It is attractive and doesn't sit too far from the wall. I have it in an entrance hall and didn't want people stumbling over it. And it works great.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CottageBytheSea Excellent Mud Room Bench
I recently purchased the 2 seat version in "Rubbed Black" along with the grey checkered cushion for my mud room. The bench came already assembled and was a perfect fit for the mud room. My husband is a big man, 6'4" and 220 pounds- the bench has no problem holding him- it is very sturdy! I added black baskets under the bench to hold our gloves, hats, and mittens. Over all I am VERY pleased with the quality, color, and sturdiness of the bench.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lukesmom Love it!
Bought the 3 seat bench in rubbed black to go with DR table. It works perfectly and is very nice quality. Very versatile and provides extra seating.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nick2ky Love my new bench
My new bench fits perfectly by my front entry way. Matches my furniture also. Never have a problem with Ballard. Always satisfied with whatever I order. Thank you!
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Babbleon Good quality - well made - comfortable
I bought a two-seat rubbed cream for a pass-way from my kitchen to my den - as extra seating, a place to drop bags and mail, an extra seat that could be pulled anywhere in the house. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and the comfort of the bench - it is a good depth and well made. The cream worked nicely with cabinet accents in my kitchen. So, I ordered a rubbed gray 3-seater for my laundry room. I had been searching for a solution there for years - and looking at various very expensive cabinet combinations - but after seeing (and sitting on) the 2-seater I bought - I opted for the 3 seater and hung a shelf/cubby/hook combination cabinet above it. It is awesome. THEN I needed a luggage rack for my guest room - but came up with the idea of putting a 2-seater (hickory brown) under the window in that room - and it's super nice - allows guest the flexibility to use as a seat or a luggage rack or a place where I can stack an extra blanker or two or some books. The guest room is really a 'craftsman' style of furniture - but the style of the bench works great - my style is a harmonious blend of all styles, I guess. Would highly recommend this product. Be sure to measure your length and depth available as these are generous benches!
October 19, 2014