Rated 4 out of 5 by CTLGFan The bench was true to it's picture in your catalog.
The bench was quite nice and exactly as I expected. I was attracted to this bench for it's simplicity and spindle legs. Most benches I looked at were heavy, informal and too big. The spindle legs make this bench delicate and unique, plus the option of a 2-seat or 3-seat, was nice. The woven rush seat is sturdy and comfortable enough to sit on without a cushion. I would definitely recommend this bench.
October 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trancey I love the look of the bench
I am concerned about the durability of the rush seating. It looks like it might fray in a few areas.
I am very interested in your Marseille Cushions, but the color I was considering (green) has sold out. I have been watching your catalog/website for it to return, but it has not.
October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DuffonMars Conveniently placed
We love it! The size and color are just as anticipated. Once again, the quality of Ballard's Design are top notch and we will happily have a place to put on our shoes.
September 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delighted Everything I expected and more!
The bench is everything I expected from Ballard Designs and more. It updated the look of my existing kitchen table.
September 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lona Love it- perfect size
Great for sitting at window watching birds and for extra seating when needed-
September 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by eclecticgrl Perfect Entryway Bench
I have been looking for a bench for my entryway and when I saw this bench from Ballard I knew it was the one. It was packaged well and delivered quickly. This bench was just the piece I needed to warm up an empty space. I am very pleased with this purchase.
September 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alanna I love my new Dorchester bench.
I ordered the bench in black and it came just as pictured in the catalog. It looks perfect in front of the living room window and can be used in other rooms for extra seating.
September 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jody1230 Beautifully Made
My happiness with this bench started when I received the box. It was packed with the most care I had ever seen. The bench is very sturdy, and well made. It is a piece that I will have for a very long time. Dont hesitate to buy it, the pictures online dont do it justice!
September 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tekaya01 Perfect as described
This two seat bench is just exactly what we have been looking for over the past year. It is exactly as advertised. Very sturdy and great looking.
August 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minipearl It is perfect!!
Have it at the end of the bed: it looks great, just the right size for a king size bed & is a super convenient place to put the duvet & extra pillows at night (rather than tossing them on the floor).
August 3, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Motherhen Very good item for the price.
The bench came carefully packed. I am pleased that I will be able to use it for extra seating at the table, as well as in the kitchen hallway to give the kids a place to take off their shoes.
July 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trish479 Great accent piece.
Originally bought it for a different location in my house ( front door) but moved it into a coat hallway. Love the quality and durability of this product. I bought the dark brown color to match my floors and theme of the house. I think the lighter color benches would have complimented the woven rush seat a bit better since there is more "green" tones on the seat than I was expecting. Overall, great product, picture is not exact but very close.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by EZliving Looks Great, Good quality, Comfortable.
The Dorchester two seat bench is well made and looks great. I use this piece in a variety of situations in my home. The size, quality of workmanship and style lend to its versatility.
July 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deity Quality piece
I love this bench! I use it at my kitchen table and it is sturdy and great looking. I also bought the cushion. Great buy!
July 20, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by RoscoeDaisy Really wonderful bench
I love it - very sturdy, well made, looks like "real" furniture, not an inexpensive catalog piece. I saw mention of it in a magazine, and went to Ballard's site - otherwise I would not have known of this source.
July 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spirit Great value
Purchased the double bench to put at the foot of the bed in my guest room. It is perfect! Sturdy, functional and it looks great! Very quick shipping also.
July 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTMom Lovely Bench!
Super quality and great looking bench. Looks much more expensive than it was.
July 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zazz EXCELLENT PRODUCT!
Waited a little while for this product as it was on backorder. Love it. I needed a little extra seating in my living room area and this fit the bill perfectly. I bought a pillow for this bench and it really looks nice. Great buy!
July 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLMc beautiful, stylish, comfortable
I just bought a custom trestle table that looks like an antique. I want new chairs, but am not ready to spend the money. In one of the Ballard catalogs, I saw this bench used as seating for a similar table, so I thought I'd give it a try. Not only does it look beautiful, it's comfortable as well. I prefer sitting on the benches! Oh, and it's unexpected. My friends comment that they'd never think to use bench seating at the head of the table. Thanks so much!
July 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rain Perfect
We were looking for something to put near our entryway, next to the fireplace. This bench is perfect, just the right size for a small spot and it is very well constructed and looks quite nice.
July 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bostonbuyer Worth the wait
I ordered this piece in March and didn't receive it until June! There were moments when I considered cancelling the order (I had ordered several pieces from Ballard and having been dissapointed with the quality had sent them back) but I decided to wait and I was glad that I did. The 3-seat bench with its beautiful cushion look amazing in my mud room area and instantly turned a rather boring area into something special. It is sturdy and the craftsmanship is what I expect from Ballard. I would highly recommend it and would suggest to Ballard to be a little better prepared for its demand.
July 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Upwey Functional and Attractive Bench
Sturdy, well-constructed, attractive bench. Nice size. Fits at the end of my queen size bed perfectly!
July 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mominmanhattanbeach perfect bench for a front entryway
Love this bench, put it in my front entryway and it is perfect. Looks exactly like the picture and arrives just like you see it. High quality and a good buy.
July 4, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by MdDe Feels fragile
i love the look of my new 3seat bench, but the material that makes up the seat feels fragile. I am concerned that it will get brittle and pieces will break over time. I wonder if there is maintenance I can perform to keep the rush seat in good shape?
July 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaurenNJ Exactly like the picture
When this arrived it looked exactly like it did in the catalog and fits perfectly into the room. Color and quality are excellent.
July 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyCamper2 Love it!
I purchased the bench in the green color to sit in front of a large window in my living room. It is the perfect way to add extra seating to the room without adding a bulky piece of furniture. The paint on the bench is almost striated with a cream color in under the mossy green. Very well built, I expect we will enjoy this piece for years to come!
July 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mmdpa Quality...outstanding
The Dorchester bench was my first order from Ballard.
So impressed! The bench is beautiful, quality is outstanding! Thank you Ballard! I will continue to order from you!
June 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BusyBeeDecorator Absolutely Perfect
I put this in my guest bedroom at the foot of the bed and it looks great. It is quality material and craftsmanship. The size if ideal for my needs. Love it!
June 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MicheleN Love it!
The bench came fully assembled and it was packed very well so as to avoid any damage. The item looks exactly as described and therefore works perfectly with my decor. Good, sturdy quality. Love it!
June 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RTKY Love my Dorchester Bench!
I am very happy with the bench. Many times when purchasing furniture online the pictures or products can be deceiving. I have come to find after several purchases through Ballard Designs that they truly offer good quality/material products that are exactly what you see online. That is why I keep coming back and will continue to do so.
June 22, 2011