“ Brand: Homebase / Type: Table & Chairs set „
When I moved into my own house I knew I wanted a dining table, especially one that was lovely and would last a long time rather than being super cheap and having to be replaced very quickly. I was given a set of nesting tables in walnut and I decided after purchasing the walnut bookcase that the wood colour of my living room would be the darker wood. I searched and looked for a long time for something that was suitable, that was exactly what I wanted, was within a very restricted budget and would be hardy with a 3 year old this was of extreme importance. A friend of mine was looking for a dining table at the same time and she sent me the link of one she had seen she liked. It was the same as the one I have now but in the lighter wood. After holding out a few weeks the table ended up on sale with a further 20% off bringing it well within my budget and I decided to go for it, especially after the reviews I had read that seemed to promote how great it was.
Firstly this table and chairs is available from both Argos and Homebase, I purchased mine from Homebase as that's where the promotion was on. The regular selling price of this set is £249.95, I paid just £128.99 which personally I feel is a great saving. You are also able to redeem 500 Nectar points along with 1.5% quidco cashback so you are able to make a bit extra money back if you choose to (The price I quoted as paying does not include taking off any cashback or points off it would be a bit less than that). I did have to pay an £8.95 delivery charge, I believe that this is only available through home delivery so you do have to factor in this cost. I do have to mention that the delivery did not take 21 days for me, it was close to almost 6 weeks I had to wait and I did have to send an email to find out when it would be delivered. I received a phonecall about a week before it was due to arrive, I was asked if the date was suitable and given a morning slot so between 7am and 12am and as they confirmed it arrived around the 10.30am mark. 3 boxes were delivered which had to be signed for and then I was faced with the task of building various planks of wood into a recognised table that didn't wobble!
I chose to go for one of the smaller two boxes which contained 2 chairs. The instructions were all visual with no written text, parts separated into separate bags for each chair made it easier to decipher what went where. The first chair took the longest not because it was difficult, just because I wanted to follow the instruction to the letter to ensure I didn't have to take it apart and start from scratch all over again. The holes were lined up perfectly, the wood was straight and all pieces fitted easily together with 4 screws for each chair. All tools were included in the box so I didn't require to have any existing which was a good thing for me as I didn't have any anyway. The chairs were up and sitting flat on the floor within around the 90 minute mark, someone who was more used to flat packed furniture would find this much easier and quicker to complete. It was very easy however for me to put together with very little prior knowledge or experience which I would say is a very good thing. The table was a lot quicker to assemble than the chairs, it was up within around 10 minutes and voila I was a grown up with my own table and chairs.
The website gives the following information:
Size of table (L)120, (W)75, (H)75cm.
Size of each chair (H)85, (W)43, (D)52cm.
Fixed table top with real walnut finish and solid rubberwood legs.
Solid wood chairs with chocolate leather effect upholstered seat pad and back rest.
Weight of table 20kg.
Weight of each chair 5.5kg.
1 person self assembly
As I look at the table now it does look a little different from the picture provided, not in a bad way in a good way, I feel the table is gorgeous. It's extremely classy looking along with very expensive, people always look a little shocked when I tell them just how little I paid. The table is a walnut colour which is very specific, it's not as dark as mahogany it's a little lighter and it is matte rather than glossy. The chair legs are matching in colour to the table but the seat and back of the seat are a chocolate colour with a leather effect. They look lovely however I do have a couple of niggles, the chairs look lovely but they are a little flimsier than you would believe. You can if sat on for a long while start to feel the bones of the chair which is rather uncomfortable but it isn't something that happens by just sitting there for an hour, it is very comfortable and much more so than sitting directly on a wooden chair for the same amount of time.
This table I feel is excellent value for money, my son has played with his cars and trains over it and as yet there is still not a scratch on it. It's extremely easy to clean, I find that it comes up better if you clean it following the grain of the wood otherwise you end up with streaks but I am one of those people who like things perfect others may not be so it's not such a big deal and it's just as easy. Apart from the length of delivery I would say that this has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. It is classy and lovely looking, it goes perfectly with the tables I already have and is the perfect addition to my living room. I would say that even at full price this is a good buy but I am ecstatic at the price I paid and I would definitely do it again. I cannot recommend this table enough.