Rated 1 out of 5 by JQINOK Bench smells like a barn
I've had this bench for at least a month and the woven seat still smells like hay in a barn. Thought it would pass and didn't want to keep the smelly box in the house so I threw it out. Otherwise I would have shipped it back already. The rubbed cream color is good and blended with some tables I already own, but not impressed with the "hand rubbed finish". Looks like paint was brushed on then sanded off in places down to bare wood. Very disappointing purchase.
October 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by New2NC This bench was a great purchase
I purchased this bench to put under a large picture window in my country dining-room/kitchen. It fits perfectly and looks great. The rush seat is a little lighter than the rush seats on the dining-room chairs, but it looks fine. It also comes in very handy when I have company. The kids love to sit on it at the table on it and I don't have to pull the folding chairs out.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaineMom Excellent purchase
The bench came fully assembled and was in perfect condition, packed with extreme care and plenty of protective wrap. The antique white is a lovely cream color. Many friends have commented on how pretty it looks with my cream leather chairs.
Enough room for 2 extra guests with cocktails.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BRshop1 Good value
I ordered the 3 seat in Hickory Brown. Very pleased with the product, exactly as pictured. Works well as seating at a long table and fits underneath when not in use. Looks great too! Thanks Ballard Design.
August 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loyo Love it! Love it! Love it!
Received my bench in pristine condition. It was packaged like it was going around the world. The quality was fantastic and very substantial. I ordered it for a guest bedroom and it looks fabulous and far surpassed my expectations! I would NOT hesitate to recommend this bench to anyone. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.
July 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marinite Great multi-purpose bench
I bought the Dorchester 2-Seat bench to use in my living room entry area. I bought it in light green. I plan to use it for extra seating for when we have guests. I love it!
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mimay Lovely bench!
I LOVE this bench! It is the perfect size for my kitchen entry for sitting to put on shoes, put groceries. The best thing is that it came assembled!!
July 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PippaLilly Dorchester Bench (3 seater)
Love the 3 seater dochester bench. It blends in well with my dining room set and has given us additional seating without a hassel. It is very comfortable to sit on and since it is the same height as the dining room chairs you don't feel like you not seeing everyone eye to eye. Would definitely recommend it to others.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sioux Great looiking
When we received our bench, it was packaged exceptionally well. All corners were padded and protected. We bought the black bench, and it looks great at the end of our bed. We have a traditional poster bed, and we purchased the bench to "catch" the bed coverings so they don't end up on the floor every night.
June 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Summer68 Benches were exactly as pictured!
The benches look perfect in my living room! Quality is great and they will look good for many years to come. I will not hesitate to order from Ballard in the future.
June 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Radioactive Really nice looking bench
I bought the 3 seat dorchester bench to put at the end of our queen size bed. It looks great. It arrived with no damage.
May 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lvdzine Well made
Great bench reminiscent of a French country piece. Great construction
April 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by aliasMonique Versatile piece
Sturdy quality bench construction - only exception is that it is not uniformly stained on the underside of the rungs... (something I can remedy... but why should "I" have too?). Bench is functional & adaptable to various decor styles.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoyfulHome Love this bench!
THis is a great bench, excellent quality and looks beautiful under my bay window. I only wish that they would allow for customer supplied material for the cushions that go with the bench. . . none of the cushion fabrics that they offer will work in my space, so it looks like I have to go elsewhere for the cushion.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by suem123 Great bench
This bench is very sturdy and looks exactly as pictured (sometimes things look nice in the picture, but look cheaply made when in person). It comes so well wrapped, it's a bit frustrating unwrapping it, but there is no chance of it having a nick or scratch on it from delivery :-)
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvredecorating love the bench
Despite having to wait a long time for the bench, we are glad we ordered it. It's beautiful, and fits in our bay window exactly. It's good quality and looks great.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RenoGirl The bench is the perfect size.
I purchased the 3 seat bench as additional seating to go with the Augusta dining table. It looks great with the table and fits perfectly underneath the 2 windows in the sitting area of my kitchen. The quality is very good.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaraVP Great quality, strong and sturdy
The bench is actually a little larger than I originally thought, which turned out to be a good thing. It's not flimsy at all, very strong and sturdy. It's a fantastic value for the size, quality and appeal.
March 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenOD I love the look of the bench.
The only negative to the bench is the the staw seat does shedd alot and has come a bit unraveled from my kids picking at it. I added a cushion to it and these things are now no longer a problem.
March 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FaithNC I'm very pleased with the bench. Looks great!
The bench looks just like the picture and it perfect for my entry way. I was disappointed that it was not shipped when initially promised. However; customer service was prompt to let me know that it was delayed and the rest went smoothly.
March 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by petuniashops Great bench
We have this bench in our entry way; it is perfect for putting on shoes, etc. We also pull it up to the kitchen table for extra seating. Nice looking, simple bench. We have had the bench for over a month and love it. Universal design, great staple piece for our home.
March 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Potters Beautiful Bench
I purchased this bench to use at the end of my king size bed. It's perfect. I love the color and it is very well made. If you decide to purchase this bench for any spot in your home, you won't be disappointed. If we ever needed to, we could use this bench for extra seating in our family or dining room.
March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrsmac Perfect for our needs!
We have an informal dining setting in our new home and have only 6 chairs so when we have guests we need more seating, what could be more perfect than this beautiful bench for two. It sits in front of a large group of windows when not being used and we just love it.
March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Catherine Absolute Perfection
I bought this bench to put at the end of my full sized bed and it is just right. I simply could not have found anything more perfectly suited to the space. It is perfect!
March 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMC22 Looks Perfect!
I love my bench. I put in at the end of our king size bed and it looks great! So useful too.
February 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mwmh Great bench
I bought this bench to be used as a coffee table. It is very sturdy and I am quite pleased with the quality. I bought it in the rubbed white finish and it looks great.
February 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BethD Excellent quality
This is the perfect height to pull up to our kitchen table for extra seating. Great quality, excellent shipping time.
February 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovethe40s i love this bench!
I ordered this bench for my foyer and just received it today. The quality is superb, it exceeded all of my expectations. It came fully assembled, perfectly packed and not a blemish on it. I was slightly nervous when I ordered it because its the type of item that could be cheaply made but its such excellent quality I will own this bench forever and hopefully pass it down to my kids. I ordered the hickory finish and its absolutely beautiful. Order this bench, you won't be disappointed.
January 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newton Well made and very attractive
This is a nice piece of furniture, a good size, functional and good looking. It even arrives assembled, always a good thing!
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAnn Bench is multi purpose.
Bench color is exactly as shown on website and catalog.
Good value and multipurpose.
January 9, 2012