Customer Reviews: Home Styles 5530-28 Naples Vanity Bench, White Finish
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on March 8, 2012
I purchased this stool for a closet we recently had remodeled. The closet was done by California Closets so the style of this bench fit perfectly with it.

Cushion is thick with plenty of support. It has enough texture to it to stand on safely, even with slippered feet.

The bench is at a good height for sitting. It's also sturdy enough to stand on (YMMV, I'm only 170lb.) Much better build quality than some of the other sub $100 stools I've seen.

Bottom line: highly recommended.
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on October 4, 2013
See Update below and thanks, Amazon, for coming through as always!

This little bench should be everything the 5-star people are saying. It comes in a double-thickness cardboard box with every piece well wrapped and protected, the pieces are high quality and [should be] beautiful. The seat has a texture like soft leather (but it is vinyl) and the finish on the wood is very nice. It has really good plastic little leg protectors on it so, if you were using it on a wood floor the floor would be protected, or on a tile floor, the legs would be protected (mine is going to be in a closet on carpet so I think it will slide around really easily.

HOWEVER this thing came with one of the legs undrilled on two sides for the wood dowels and screws that attach the lower stretchers to the legs. I'm pretty handy so I went and got my drill and tried to find a bit exactly the size of the dowels--which I didn't have but tried a smaller one, got one side drilled and it sort of lined up with the stretcher but then I realized, I had put the new holes on the wrong side of the turning back from this mistake and the other side still needed to be drilled. But...should I really have been spending an hour trying to make something work that should have come right in the first place? I'm now going to try to get Amazon to send me a properly drilled leg. I'm upset because I have junk all over the place in my bathroom, tools out that didn't need to be and I don't have a workable bench for my troubles. I also don't have the box and styrofoam it came in (took advantage of an opportunity to get a worker to take it to the dump as it was too big for my trashcan), so I can't repack it and send the whole thing back. So disappointing as it was the last piece of my closet remodel.

I'll let you know what Amazon does to resolve this.

UPDATE 10/8/13:
Amazon didn't let me down. They sent me in two days a completely new box and said "take what you need and send the rest back with the defective parts." They had UPS pick up the return right from my front porch. Can't ask more from a vendor than that!

However, the problems continued. I discovered a cracked stretcher, a dent in the front of the upholstery seat that is unremovable and the directions are very misleading, leading to tons more work.

In the end, I managed to put together a beautiful bench and I love it! It is such great value and [can be] such great quality that I think it was worth all the hassle, but here are a few tips if you decide to try one:

1) unpack all the parts and unwrap the upholstered seat (I thought it was a good idea to keep it wrapped during assembly for protection...NOT!) and inspect them very carefully before beginning. Make sure the legs and stretchers are predrilled in all the right locations (see the directions for illustrations).

2) In Step Two do NOT do what they say! They tell you to attach the legs to the seat after you have already attached the long stretchers. If you do this (as I did) you will find that you have to remove two of the legs in order to put in the short stretchers. So... only attach the legs with stretchers on them to the seat, and look at which legs look the best (the stretcher on one pair just wouldn't close tightly to the leg) and put the best ones on the front side of the bench (the back side has a seam in the welt/cording. Then put on the short stretchers using the wood dowels to hold them in place, screw the bolts into the seat cushion a little bit to hold them, and then begin tightening everything.

3) As someone mentioned, it is easy to over crank the allen wrench, so as the bolt gets close to being all the way, go slowly and listen for a tiny little scritch sound which will warn you that you are done. I found that I could finger-turn the bolts nearly all the way in and using an allen wrench set that has a handle is MUCH easier (works like a screwdriver) than using the little one they sent...especially on the bolts close to the seat.

4) After you think you are done, go around and tighten the bolts again, diagonally, if there is any room for movement. Go back and forth because you will be surprised how much play develops as you tighten one side and then the other.

5) Tape the little allen wrench to the bottom of the cushion when you are done so if you have to use it later to retighten the legs (or reupholster the seat), you will have it right there.

Hope yours turns out great!

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on June 17, 2012
This bench is nice and sturdy and exactly as stated. It was not too hard to put together. All that is needed is a phillips screwdriver, but it is better to have an automatic screwdriver since strength to push the screws into the wood is needed. You will need about an hour from start to finish if you do not often put things together. The wood is very nice. It is white. The seat cover itself is a very light beige and a very soft leathery type material. The only thing is you will need to be careful not to hit the seat with anything somewhat sharp as it would probably cut and damage it.
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on October 1, 2012
Just what I needed for the bathroom. Not too big and not too small. Arrived quickly, quality materials, sturdy, nice finish. One word of caution. DO NOT overtighten the machine screws that hold the legs on at the corners. I did and cracked the wood. I was able to repair, but then I've got a air nailer, glue, and clamps that everybody may not have.
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on January 9, 2013
The size is perfect to slide under my master bathroom built-in vanity section. The top cushion is well padded and very comfortable. Assembly was straight forward. Directions were clear. Assembly required only 2 different screws (provided) with an additional spare screw per style. A standard Philips screwdriver was required (not provided) to assemble the legs while a hex wrench (provided) was needed to secure the base to the legs. The only problem that I had was that I literally needed to forcefully push down on the screw while screwing together the legs in order to drive the screw in. Doing this for all four legs gave me a blister on my hand. I felt that this was a bit extreme for assembly. I suppose that I could have gotten out my drill and adjusted the holes to their appropriate size, but not everyone owns a drill and this should not be required for a simple diy assembly bench. Minor complain, really, for what I consider to be a very comfortable seat.
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on April 10, 2014
Like other reviewers, my bench came with one of the legs missing a set of pre-drilled holes. I had no choice but to try to drill the holes myself. I managed, but just barely (my husband was out of town and I don't get along well with tools). With so many people reporting the same issues with the missing holes, you would think that the supplier would do something about it.

I wanted a gloss white stool to match a vanity but this one is more of an off-white, sort of a creamy color. It's pretty, though. Once I got the stool put together, it looked very nice. It's sturdy and strong and it wasn't that hard to assemble once I got those extra holes drilled. The packing was excellent and it arrived without any damage.

. I would have given it 5 stars if that one leg had been drilled correctly.
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on March 23, 2014
two of the legs have were missing the pre-drill holes. It took my entire Saturday to drill the holes because there is no way I can package it back and return it to Amazon because the styrofoams and box came with were broken into pieces once you open the box (that is the only way you can open the package). The plastic caps nailed it to the legs (the area contact with floor) were crooked so the bench is uneven and rocking. It is such a poor quality for $75. I'm so disappointed. Wonder why people give 4 stars???
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VINE VOICEon March 24, 2015
I have put together other vanity stools, in fact, one similar with the wrought iron that Amazon sells, but this one needs a special screw driver that the end comes off and you slip the allen wrench in. I didn't have that, although I have plenty of other tools. I would return it, but by the time you figure out that you can't put it together who have broken up the box and all the styrofoam packing material. Now I'm going to have to wait for my handyman to come over to put it together with his tools. This stinks!
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on October 29, 2015
Nice bench that fits perfectly under my bathroom vanity.It actually looks like it belongs in my bathroom with the white bench and slightly cream-colored seat. It's simple but exactly what I needed -- small but large enough for a heavier person like myself to use. I removed the little plastic caps on the bottom and put on those sliders to make it easier to move in and out of the space. LOVE IT! Nice price, too.
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on June 26, 2015
We originally were going to return it because this product takes more efforts to assemble. However, given that there weren't a lot of 19" tall white vanity chair around, we decided to give it a try. Very glad we did. The chair looks perfect and elegant in our master bath. The faux leather looks just like real.
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