Rated 3 out of 5 by harp Some problems with this product
I've got to write this review while I'm still totally out of breath from wrestling the foam insert into the cover! What a hassle! You need a slick cover over the foam - it won't slide into the cover - the fabric of the lining sticks on the foam. Now that it's on, it doesn't lay completely flat. I'm hoping that will correct itself over time. Never would have bought it if I knew it would come in two pieces and it would be SO difficult to put them together. Imagine what it will be like after I wash the cover a time or two! You need to revise this product.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simplehome Great value; very versitle.
I bought two of the SINGLE seat benches in rubbed cream. Had trouble deciding which great color to get. I like the height of the seat, and they are surprisingly comfortable to sit on. Except for drinks, they work as extra snack tables, too. They are easy to move around and seem very sturdy.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CC727 this product is lovely
I am very happy with the dorchester two-seat bench. It looks adorable in my dining room. I would recommend it to anyone. I have had several compliments on this piece.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvmybench Love this bench
I would recommend this bench. It came packaged with no dents or scratches. I was impressed with the price and quality. It is sturdy to sit on and not wobbly. I recommend this bench.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PNut Benches
I was very surprised with the fast delivery. Also, the benches were strong and sturdy.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newlifegirl Great product - very attractive
Very happy with my Dorchester bench. I bought it to place along the wall in my dining room and to pull up to the table when we have guests. It works great for that - just the right height. It's so comfortable we all use it for sitting. Well made and attractive. I've gotten lots of complements on it.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NanJ I love it.
In fact, I also ordered another one in a different size and finish. Love it, too.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shy2buy perfect fit
This bench will travel from room to room with ease.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SayrahK Nice bench!
I've been thinking of getting this bench for a long time and finally purchased it. The 2 seat bench is perfect of the foot of our king sized bed and I can use it for extra seating when we have a large group over. I'm even thinking of using it for a coffee table. Then I'll have to order another one! It's well made and well packaged.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AFGypsy This bench looks great in my mudroom.
This bench is a great addition to my mudroom. It's comfortable, inviting, and well made.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeMa1 This bench is sturdy and well constructed.
I have bought the counter stools in the past. They are ten years old and still in great condition. I always receive compliments on them.
I have noticed that the construction design has changed but the bench is still sturdy and well constructed, plus I did not purchase this bench to use with the counter stools so the design change did not matter.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sterling excellent products
Ordered two love them....Very well made and go with everything. Love the purchases as always great products.
February 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Myfrenchkitchen I love the look. And it' comfortable seat.
Love the look. Added to our existing table. Finishes the look.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fullhouse Met expectations
We were looking for a bench to seat 3 people comfortably. This bench meets the need. It looks nice, and is also very sturdy.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vernon Addrey Mirror and Dorchester 2-seat bench
Both the mirrors and bench seat are great. This is the third Dorchester I've purchased and it's sturdy, comfy and stylist. Love 'em both.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BJBL So perfect and pretty too!
I have been searching for a nice bench for my guest bathroom, one that would not be too large or overpowering. When I saw this Dorchester 2-Seat bench, I knew it was "the" one. I bought the 1 Seat bench too, for the vanity. I am so pleased, and happy that Ballard Designs offered this in the Distressed White as it was exactly what I needed and wanted.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizincolorado There when you want it, invisible when you don't
Sturdy, good construction. We use for extra seating. Keep under large picture window when not in use. Glad we have the cushion, as that makes it comfortable to sit on. Too high to serve as coffee table for us. 3 seat size just right.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaGayle9 Great Benches
I love these benches. I never had a spot for guests to put down their purses, coats, or other items. I did not have a spot for a coat rack, so these work perfectly. I even ordered another set.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suni Very pleased.
Solid and beautiful. After waiting so long to purchase this because I was afraid of ordering furniture online--not being able to see it and touch it first. I am very happy with the quality of this bench.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lv2golf Love the 2seat Dorchsester
Perfect for foyer - ordered the cushion also but sent it back- bench looks great against the gold wall with red wool snowman needlepoint pillow and white painted gourd snowman sitting on the bench, a large red potted poinsettia on the floor beside it completed the look for Christmas. Sturdy little bench, packed extremely well and would recommend it to anyone.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tre50 Simple & Makes a Statement
My Dorchester bench came packaged very well and arrived in good condition due to a good job on the packaging.
I love the simple yet statement that it sets for our master bedroom.
However I do want to find a seatng cushion for it to pop but I will most likely have to purchase fabric and make my own as I am not able to locate that special item that I am wanting for this.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Foey Very pleased with this product
Have only had this for a short time but it seems to be very sturdy and durable. It was packaged well and looked exactly like I hoped it would. We actually use it to sit on and I was worried if it would hold up. It has met all of my expectations so far. Great product.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keet Nice looking and versitle.
These stools are sturdy, but very lightweight - easy to move around, and they can go anywhere.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbshopper Just what I needed.
Guest rooms need places for guests to put their stuff as well as a place to sit down. A luggage rack is not enough. This bench and its cushion were the prefect answer. Great looking, comfortable too.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by AlishaD Perfect Size!
I recently decided to have Thanksgiving at my house and needed some extra seating. Purchasing two chairs was quite pricey and I liked the idea of mixing things up with a bench. I ordered the bench to match a table and chairs I purchased elsewhere. This was my first Ballard Design purchase. Let me just say the black color matches PERFECTLY and the height of the bench is exactly that of the chairs. I absolutely love this bench! Its much more sturdy than I anticipated and cannot wait to make my next purchase. Attached is a picture.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by walkaboutmaggie Product is attractive and well made.
The bench is very well made and supports weights of 400#s. It's nicely made, comfortable and attractive. It provides comfortable seating at the table for two people at a perfect height. I recommend it very much. The price was reasonable too.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosamunda Quality and value
I purchased this bench for the foot of a king bed in a second guest room. It is the perfect accent. I bought the black finish and it is just as picture on the web site. I think this bench really hits it out of the park as far as quality goes. The price makes this a superior value. Sturdy and attractive, well packaged and delivered quickly; everything I've come to expect from Ballard Design. I stacked some books on it and it looks terrific even without a cushion. It will be the perfect spot for a suitcase and extra blankets. This bench is the finishing touch to my new favorite room in the house.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love2shoptheNet Perfect!
This bench was the perfect size for our kitchen table. It is well- made and attractive.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by freckleface Very pleased with this purchase
I have been looking for a bench for my laundry room for putting on shoes and boots. I don't usually purchase furniture online. but I really liked the look of this bench for my needs. I am very pleased with the quality of this bench. I also purchased the farmhouse cushion in natural linen to go on the top. I would definitely recommend this product
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by beachgirl13 Just what I needed!
I had been looking for a bench to go with my dining table that I had owned for almost 30 years. This bench was perfect and I get lots of compliments.
July 24, 2013