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6 people found this helpful
on 24 July 2012
I bought this from "Oakita. Fine Furniture". They phoned me to arrange delivery, and it arrived on Saturday when they said (The same week I ordered it). The quality of the furniture seems very good. It looks better than similar furniture sets I've seen on the high street. Ones I've seen on the high street don't have the back support that flips up and the glass doesn't cover the entire top surface (for easy cleaning).
Note that this set isn't fully assembled. The chairs and stools are complete, but the table requires the legs to be screwed on. It's easy enough to do. I believe there were 12 screws in total and it was supplied with the necessary tool to do them up. The screws and instructions supplied with the set were in a small cloth zippered bag rather than sealed plastic - a nice touch that gives an impression of quality! You will require two people to place the glass top onto the top of the table, so bear that in mind.
At the time I ordered, the matching "Prince" parasol and cover were included with this. If they stop this offer, I'd highly recomend buying the items seperately, as they complement the set nicely (I'd consider them a must-have in fact). The cover is strong and doesn't appear cheap or plasticy. It appears to be water-resistant, but I expect if it rains heavily some water might get through. But the glass top will, no doubt, stop water getting onto the cushions below anyway (Although the cushions look like they won't mind getting wet). The parasol requires attaching to its base using supplied bolts but it is not very stable as it is. Any wind and it will fall over. You really need to purchase four 45cm square paving slabs to go around the feet - it has been designed with this in mind. You can purchase them cheaply enough from high-street DIY stores (between £8ish and £20ish for all four, depending on what quality you go for). Paving slabs are very heavy and cheap to buy, so I understand why they weren't supplied with the parasol.