Review of the Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench
As of this writing, there are 12 customer comments and 2 answered questions for the Giantex 50″ 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 shopping for an outdoor bench for your home.
- Made from high-quality steel and cast iron
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to clean
- Holds up to 500 pounds
- Very stable
The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench is mainly made of high-quality steel and cast iron. It is also made with a black powder coating that enables this outdoor bench to be rust and weather-resistant. The two front legs are integrated with two arms and the rear legs are combined with the backrest. The assembly manual and high-quality hardware are included. With immerse painting and a smooth surface, this outdoor bench is very easy to clean. There are six steel slats on this outdoor bench, which means the water will be able to easily drain. The maximum load-bearing capacity of this garden seat is 500 pounds, which can hold about 4 to 5 people.
This is listed as an outdoor bench that is coated so that it is rust resistant. But there were reports that came in from customers that stated that it does rust after a short time. So this is something to keep in mind if you don’t want any rust. A customer shared, “Just started showing some rust after a few months. The bolts that hold the bench on the legs have rust. Other than that it’s good for the price.”
Small Images Given for Assembly
The assembly is easy for The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench, but the images given are small. If you have trouble seeing or just don’t appreciate having to look at tiny images when assembling, this could be a problem for you, especially when trying to put the tiny pieces together like the Hex Bolts. A customer shared, “What I got is what I saw — Simple but elegant, sturdy in steel frame (can hold up to 500 lbs), and relatively easy to assemble. I did have some trouble figuring out the front/back of the Hex Bolts; instructions had small images so I ended up viewing the ad photos (and contacted vendor about it). But once assembled it feels very strong. It fits beautifully on my front porch. I ordered a cushion to match and complement the exterior paint job on the house. Remarkable deal given quality/price points.”
Maximum Weight Is 500 Pounds
The description says that this seat can hold approximately 4 to 5 people but it would have to be small children or lightweight adults. Keep in mind that this bench can only hold 500 pounds. This is a normal weight load maximum for this size and price of a bench.
This bench may wobble due to the legs not being even. A customer commented, “Overall pretty nice construction for the price. Could not get all the legs to lay even on the ground no matter how many times I loosened it up to adjust.” You may need to put something under a leg or two to keep it from wobbling. This is definitely a flaw since a wobbly bench can be annoying and also a hazard to small animals like cats who may accidentally put a paw under the leg while it is in the air. If the leg came down on a pet’s paw it could crush or severely injure it.
You May Want to Add Cushions
The nature of hard benches is to be hard and sometimes uncomfortable especially if you plan on sitting on it for any prolonged amount of time. You may want to add a weather-proof cushion if you will be keeping this bench outside, especially if it will be in the elements. Or if it will be under a roof, you could always add a regular cushion. Many people find that a cushion or two makes the bench much more enjoyable when in use. Also, depending on what color or pattern cushion you add, it can really spruce up an area. You could make it match just about anything you wanted it to match by picking out the right color cushions.
Easy to Clean
This bench is easy to clean due to the smooth nature and the coating on it. There also are not a lot of crevices or places where water and dirt can hide. To clean it, simply hose it down or use a damp cloth to wipe it off. If it is really dirty, you could add some mild soap to warm water and use a sponge or cloth to scrub it down, and then rinse.
There was a report of this bench missing some screws. While this may not seem like a big deal, if you don’t have the proper size screws around, it can be a real pain to have to go to a hardware store and get what you need. This is an issue that should be fixed at the company when shipping this bench out. A customer said, “Screws missing. But a classic bench that looks lovely.”
For what you are getting with The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench, this is a good price. It’s not expensive, but at the same point, it’s not high-end quality either. If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive bench, this may be exactly what you are looking for.
This bench is true to the color that is in the listing. With several of the benches that I reviewed, customers felt that the color was off on some of them. But The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench is indeed black as described. The nice thing about the color black is that it goes with almost any backyard decor that you may have. Also, if you’d like it to match a set or your outside decor, you could add matching cushions or even paint it.
May Get Hot in the Sun
The nature of metal and the color black combined means that this bench may get hot if left in direct sunlight, especially in the hotter months. If you plan on using this in the sun a lot, you may want to add cushions so that you don’t burn your skin when you sit down. The whole bench could become very hot including the backrest, seat, and armrests.
Longer Than 4 Feet
Keep in mind that this bench is 50 inches long not 48 inches. This may not seem like a big deal unless you were planning on it fitting in a tight spot. Or maybe you had a 4-foot piece of concrete poured for a bench. Many benches similar to this size are 48 inches and not 50 inches. So you may look at it as a bonus 2 inches, or you may be surprised by the size if you thought you were getting just 4 feet in length. A customer said, “This bench looks so cute on my front porch! Larger than anticipated but no harm in that!”
- Good price
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to clean
- Small images in the included instructions
- May get hot in the sun
- May wobble
Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench Conclusion
The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench is made of steel and cast iron. It is also made with a black powder coating that enables this outdoor bench to be rust and weather-resistant. However, even though it is listed as rust-resistant, some customers did find that it does rust, especially around the bolts. The two front legs have two arms and the rear legs are combined with the backrest. The assembly manual and high-quality hardware are included. Because there are six steel slats on this outdoor bench, the water will be able to easily drain. The maximum load-bearing capacity of this garden seat is 500 pounds. Keep in mind that this bench is 50 inches long and not 48 inches. The extra two inches may give you issues if you were planning on fitting this bench in a 4-foot space. Assembly should be simple with one negative, and that is that the images in the instructions are very small for viewing. Overall, this is a nice bench at a great price for what you are getting.
Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench.
- Does this bench have a center armrest available for purchase? No, there is no center armrest available.
- Can you bolt this bench down to the ground? The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench is not designed to be bolted to the ground. However, if you use an “L” bracket and drill some holes into the bench, you will be able to secure it to the ground.
- What is this outdoor bench made from? The Giantex 50″ Patio Garden Bench is made from steel and cast iron. It is also made with a black powder coating that enables this outdoor bench to be rust and weather-resistant.
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