Review of the Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench
As of this writing, there are 274 customer comments and 37 answered questions for the Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench. I have read the customer feedback and then condensed the results into this review. I hope that this review helps you when you are shopping for the best outdoor garden bench for your home.
- Constructed with strong cast aluminum with an antique copper finish
- Can endure outdoor weather conditions
- Supports up to 500 pounds
- Easy to assemble
- Good price
The Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench is constructed with strong cast aluminum with an antique copper finish. A beautiful rose design is featured all over the bench to add both elegance and style to your home. It can endure outdoor weather conditions. The strong base will support up to 500 pounds of weight. Assembly is required. This garden bench measures 42.5″ L x 24″W x 33″H.
The majority of customers who assembled this bench thought it was easy to put together. One customer commented, “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this adorable bench. Once I got all the bolts, screws and nuts sorted and labeled it only took me about 45 min. to put this together by myself. I’m a rather small 70-year-old lady and actually had fun assembling this beautiful bench. We have a fairly large two-story brick traditional house and I purchased this to place in front on one side of our walk. We were so impressed that we decided to order a second one to balance the overall appearance. The bench went together perfectly and easily and exceeded my expectations. Now please excuse me while I take my leave to go order my second beautiful sturdy rose garden bench. 🙂 UPDATE: Got my second “rose” bench in record time and it went together even easier and faster than the first. VERY sturdy and again, beautiful. Only problem is…I can’t think of a good place for a third one. lol”
There are some rough edges on this bench. A customer shared, “Initially this appeared to be high quality and just what I was looking for. While it is solid and from a distance is very nice, the casting quality is very poor in many places. There are rough edges in the criss-cross sections of the back and seat and one of the arms the casting did not fill the space to where there are several holes and imperfections on the surface where you would rest your arm.”
Bronze Color but Close to Black
If you are wanting a lighter bronze color, just be aware that this bench is closer to black. A customer shared, “This is a good product – reasonably priced, and of good quality. The bench parts are cast aluminum, which eliminates concern about corrosion. The fasteners are steel, coated with what appears to be black oxide, which will protect against corrosion and matches the color of the bench. The bench color is similar to oil-rubbed bronze, very close to black.”
There were reports of this bench coming apart in a short amount of time after purchase. A customer said, “One of the side handlebars broke in less than 90 days after keeping the bench outside in the normal weather conditions. Whatever metal is being used; it has no strength. Best Choice Products warranty is only 60 days! I wish I knew earlier. They do not even have replacement parts. Buy a product from a company who will stand behind their products at least for a year.”
Another person said, “I loved this bench when we first assembled it. After a month of having it and not much use, the left front leg snapped off. I wish it was made stronger as it is truly an adorable bench.”
Can Blow Over
If you have strong winds, keep in mind that this bench can blow over. Just because it is made from metal, doesn’t mean it can’t still blow over. It actually is not that heavy of a bench. The weight is just 31.1 pounds. A customer shared, “We bought this bench for a hosta garden under our deck and love it. It has been great over the summer and has tolerated rain and heat. It can be blown over surprisingly as recently we just had very strong winds and had to go set it back up again, but I would still purchase it!”
For what you are getting this is a well-priced bench. A customer shared, “This is a very good bench for the price. My only two (minor) complaints are that the flat seat is not very comfortable, and the legs are not shaped exactly the same as the sections of seat they attached too. That does detract a bit from the overall look. But the bench is a great value, was pretty easy to assemble, and looks like it will hold up. A seat cushion would take care of the comfort issue, and you get a lot of bench for not very much money.
Some people found that there were small missing hardware pieces that are needed for assembly. A customer commented, “I found that several pieces are missing. This is so frustrating! After I send this, I will be off to the hardware store to purchase what I need as I’m determined to get it put together today! This should NOT have happened! Where is quality control? I hope the positive comments I have read on this product will be my opinion too. Right now it’s not my favorite item.”
500-Pound Weight Limit
The Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench has a 500-pound weight limit. A customer tested it and was pleasantly surprised. The customer stated, “I worried that it would collapse under my weight (350), but it is working out very well and went together without too much trouble. It almost looked too good to be true in the picture, but the bench is pretty, delicate looking but strong enough to hold me, which is saying something. (months later) I’ve lost some pounds, I’d like you to know. I also bought another one (from another seller, oops) and it works equally as well. This is a really GOOD product and that’s unusual in this day and age when so many things made in China are inferior.”
You May Want to Purchase Cushions
This bench does not come with cushions. Some people thought that it was perfectly comfortable without cushions while others felt that you may want to purchase a cushion or two to make it more comfortable. One customer said, “Perfect addition for our front entry area. Wish it had come with a custom bench cushion, as many other larger benches do. The size was perfect, beautiful finish and appearance. Bought two separate single chair cushions, which function well and do not detract from appearance.”
A Nice Bench for the Garden
The Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench is as the name implies a nice little bench for a garden. Because it is weather-proof, it can stay out in all kinds of weather. Many people felt that it looked nice and was a comfortable place to sit on in their gardens. Here is one of the positive garden bench comments, “Nice little bench, sturdy, comfortable and pretty. Went together quickly and I now have a place to sit in in the sun in my garden.”
- 500 pounds
- Easy assembly
- Good price
- Lack of durability. Multiple reports of it breaking
- Missing hardware pieces
- Rough edges
Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench Conclusion
The Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench is made of strong cast aluminum with an antique copper finish. Customers commented that the actual color is closer to black. A rose design is featured all over the bench for added beauty. This base will support up to 500 pounds of weight. Assembly is required. This garden bench measures 42.5″ L x 24″W x 33″H. There were some complaints of this bench breaking after just a short time of use. This isn’t something to take lightly, as someone could get hurt if it broke while people were on it, especially if it broke while an elderly person was on it. Also, there were complaints of some sharp edges. Other than those complaints, the price is good for what you will be getting.
Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Best Choice Products Patio Garden Bench.
- Are the screws and bolts stainless steel? If not, are they common sizes that could be replaced with stainless? No, they are not stainless steel. It may be difficult to find stainless steel screws to replace the ones on this bench.
- Will this blow away in the wind? Although this bench is made of metal, it could blow away. It only weighs 31.1 pounds.
- Is this black or copper-colored? It is more of a black-colored bench. It is officially bronze, but it is really close to black.
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