I have previously purchased and do own this Ty Pennington Style Parkside three Seat Sofa with Limited Availability and I am so glad that I did. This is a very awesome couch for outdoors and I have found first of all that it is very durable and sturdy. Of course it is made for any kind of weather and it has withstood rain storms, snow storms and regular hot summer days and it is still a wonderful couch. One thing I love is that it has never gotten a mildew smell to it so its still a pleasure to sit on it after a few years. This i a good size sofa and can easily fit three grown adults. I have this sofa facing my fire pit and it is so comfortable. The cushions are actually soft and nice to sit on. This is a pretty expensive product but I think it is well worth it. If you can afford it I would certainly recommend it. It has a very nice neutral color that kind of blends with almost anything but the good thing is you can buy matching chairs that go with it.
When I unboxed this item, one of the corners was severely bent. It was wrapped in cardboard that wasn't damaged, so it was bent in the factory and then packaged up in a nice box and sent to me. I hammered out the corner enough to get the tab and bolts to line up. When I went to attach the next piece--bent again in a different spot. I've never been so upset about a purchase. I returned it to the store for a refund.
To the person who hammered it to "unbend it"... they took it one step further than I did. The instructions were vague and it looks like you're doing it right, but I assure you that they had the back of the love seat on backwards.
They took a hammer to a perfectly good outdoor furniture set and Sears took it back... this is why Sears is, hands down the best in customer satisfaction; and also, the reason they are going out of business. If I owned the store and someone took a hammer to a new patio set that had no sign of damage... they would own a hammered patio set. How is it reasonable to take a hammer to a product and bend it out of shape, then return it and get all of your money back.
Poor Sears... after bending over backwards, they get a 1 star for their product.
Very very difficult to put together
holes did not match
took almost four hours to put together
We could not assemble the couch because one part was so bent the holes wouldn't align. The part was mangled and could not be fixed. The manufacturer had no extras until mid summer and new deliver date took too long. Really frustrating. The couch says it was inspected but clearly not.
My wife purchased this item after seeing it in a Sears store, and it was delivered to my home by Sears. When I went to assemble it, I found a sloppy weld on the bracket that covered the threads of one of the bolt holes in the sofa arm. This prevented the bolt from threading into the hole and meant that the sofa arm could not be attached to the sofa seat. Therefore the sofa is useless. In addition to the 8 days, I originally had to wait to get this sofa delivered, I now had to wait another week to have Sears come pick it up and provide a replacement sofa. Given that there are only 11 bolts involved in assembling the sofa arms, seat, and back, the bad weld passing the factory inspection process (if there even is anything such as factory quality control in China) is a fair indication that the manufacturing standards for this sofa aren't very high. Likely this sofa it is significantly overpriced relative to it's quality of material and workmanship.
I needed a nice sofa for my screened in porch at camp. This fit the bill perfectly. The cushions are a bit harder than I expected, but comfortable. My husband and I put it together (well, mostly my husband). It took less than 2 hrs. There was only one thing that he was upset about - one piece underneath the sofa was bent.