Best Selling Home Decor Carlisle Outdoor Dining Set - Rustic Iron/Sandblast Wood is rated
Rated 4 out of
Beautiful dining set with unfortunate blemish...
Overall, my wife and I were very pleased with this set; however, there was one blemish that prevents this from being 5 stars.
- The shipping was prompt even with COVID-19 delays
- Packaging was solid so the table was in perfect condition upon arrival
- Instructions and assembly are very straightforward (fasteners come in numbered bags and include the number of pieces required plus an extra)
- The set is even more beautiful in person and appears to be well made!
- The set appears suitable for the outdoors - it has been rained on twice already and there are no ill effects to note.
- Unfortunately while assembling, one of the screws went through the bench and punctured the other side (see pictures). I did not over-tighten the screw - in fact, the screw wasn't even fully seated when the wood started to crack, which means the embedded nut must have been sunk into the wood too far. It isn't overly noticeable, but the raised part is rough and will catch on fabric when someone sits on that section and I am concerned that this will affect the durability of the bench as that section is much more prone to water damage. I am likely going to have to sand down the blemish and use some sort of poly to seal this spot, which is frustrating given that this is a brand new set.
Aside from that one mishap, it is a beautiful set and I would still recommend - just be careful when assembling...
Date published: 2020-06-08