Bench - 48W x 36H - Square on Square by Achla
Just don't plan to use it immediately
It's a nice looking and very sturdy bench. Straightforward assembly despite no instructions, but you'll need a helper due to weight.
That said, the bench arrived with numerous sections of the powder coating chipped off revealing bare or lightly rusted metal beneath. I had to spray paint the bench to protect the bare areas.
Also of concern: the box appeared to have been stored outside in the elements. Bench arrived double boxed, but cardboard-on-cardboard with no padding between inner and out box. Interior box (only) clearly had water damage and was either fully or partially submerged at some point. Unfortunately water had entered the drilled assembly holes. Puddles of rusty water seeped out during unpacking. I'm sure this will spell trouble down the road as the bench rusts from the inside out. If you're willing to put a lot of work and some additional money into this item before using it then it's a nice bench. If you want something you can use out of the box, move on.
June 26, 2009