Advantages Nice looking, strong bench at a reasonable price.
Disadvantages None really
|Price of Furniture||£25.49 currently|
|Value for Money||Good Value|
|Durability of Furniture||Longlife|
|Ease of Assembly||Simple|
We (hubby and I) have bought various sets and individual pieces of garden furniture during our thirty one years of marriage. This is our third home and garden, recently I began to think back on the choices we had made and, whether they were good purchases or not.
When we were first married, much of our furniture was donated and we gradually bought our own things which suited our taste. Luckily we share similar tastes in what we choose for the home and for our garden. I can remember a white plastic garden set which wasn't up to much. After a little use the legs bowed terribly, although we were both lightweights then! This proved dangerous with children as did some of the garden chairs with their hinges. We had various deck chairs and loungers, some lasting much longer than others. Much of what we bought belonged to cheaper ranges, after all we've had four children and I was a stay at home mum for many years so we had many things to buy before garden furniture. First thing was to pay the mortgage, which we're still doing now. Some years ago though, we decided that a garden bench would be a nice touch to our garden so we bought one.
I see that it is currently on sale in Argos for a very good price of £25.49. It was selling for, £44.99 and I think I paid around that price. Even for the more expensive price I consider this a good buy.
I think we went to the Romford, Essex store to get this as they have/had a''' rooftop collection point''' as on market days you can't park near to the store. This is a big help when purchasing heavy or bulky goods as you can drive to the goods entrance and collect your item. The member of staff who brings it out from the goods lift will assist, if needed, with lifting into your car. Hubby must have managed to carry it from the car to our house though so it must be of a manageable weight as long as it doesn't need carrying far to get to ones car.
The bench, being wood, had to be treated with wood preservative which should be done before use. Hubby gave it two coats. Since purchasing this it has been treated several times but I have noticed that, at the moment, it does look a little worse for wear and thirsty for some wood treatment. That, though, is in no way a reflection on the bench but more of our neglect.
Really though, it is just a decent looking bench, which I feel has stood the test of time excellently. For the price we paid it looked good and will again. It has had many bottoms sat upon it of various sizes, and children jumping around and off of it. All that it needs from time to time is a little tightening up of the slats.
I would recommend this as an ideal garden bench that can be left out in the garden and will only need minimal care over the years.
Certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
Size (H)70, (W)57, (L)126.5cm.Weight 20kg.
Packed flat for home assembly.Self assembly 2 people recommended.
Requires screw driver and spanner for assembly (not supplied).
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