This Zinus 3-piece set is inclusive of a dining table and 2 benches. It is a space-efficient dining table set that won’t hurt your wallet. At less than $200, it is a smart buy. It’s unlikely that you regret a purchase that you can use daily for a long time and serves its purpose in your home, right?
The pieces are packed carefully to protect them during shipping. Zinus uses styrofoam wrapped in plastic to prevent scratches and dents.
The table has a subtle wood odor right after unboxing. This should take a day to completely dissipate. You have to take this into consideration and understand that you may not be able to use it on the first day. The box includes an allen wrench, which you need to put this together. All holes are pre-drilled. The pieces align with the holes without a hitch.
Space Saving Table
Rectangular tables generally occupy less space than circular ones. Likewise, this farmhouse dining table takes up little space. It works great in tight spaces. I also recommend this set if you want to add a dining area in the kitchen.
The benches fit under the table perfectly, so they occupy even less space when not in use. Sliding them under makes a lot of difference. In addition, you can push the table against the wall to make more room. If only 2 persons are going to use the table, you can always have it against the wall and use one bench. The other bench can then be used in other rooms where an extra seat is needed.
While the set is compact to fit a small dining space, it is large enough to comfortably accommodate a family of 4. Each bench can seat 2 people, 3 if you want to push it. The table is spacious enough for all utensils needed for meals for 4.
The table and bench are made of sturdy materials. They don’t feel flimsy but the use of coasters and placemats is highly recommended. This would keep the surface in tiptop shape for a longer time. Placemats can also protect the surface from scratches.
The surface is smooth. In fact, you can write on paper on top of the table. The beautiful finish speaks volume about the excellent construction of the set.
The bench has a good weight to it. It is lightweight but heavy enough to keep it from tipping over. Kids 5 years old and below shouldn’t be left sitting alone on the bench. As the bench doesn’t have any rail on the back, they may easily fall over. If you plan to have kids sit on the bench, you should have the bench up against the wall.
The legs come with floor protector pads already. There is no need to go to a hardware store to get them. I’m sure there would be a lot of pushing and pulling of benches so the pads are important. They may become thinner in time, requiring you to replace them with new ones.
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