Better Homes and Gardens Glenmere Bistro Set
Small spaces will do well with a bistro set for sitting and small dining. If you desire some comfort for longer term sitting than just a quick drink or snack, the Better Homes and Gardens Glenmere bistro set will work well.
Cushions for seating, lumbar pillows for back comfort and a large table for extra snacks and drinks will give this set an advantage over similarly priced sets.
Now follow along for my details and see if this set will work well for you. Looking for a different style of patio bistro set, see my post here on 14 different styles.
Price when article was written: $124.99
What do you get in the box
You will get two straight leg chairs with no motion and a small square top table in the box. The steel frames will be powder coated in a dark brown color with black speckles in it. Cushions will be an off-white color, not quite a bright white, it will be easier to keep looking fresh that a bright white.
Chairs will have a woven resin wicker for back support, you can sit in this chair without the back cushion. The same resin wicker material is used for the seat, it just would sit too low for comfort without cushions. The chairs will have aluminum arms to help with rust resistance and wear, the rest of the frames are steel.
Each chair will be 24.5 inches wide, 27 inches deep and 35.75 inches tall. The seat is 24.25 inches inside the arms and 19 inches deep. Seat will be 15 inches off the floor with the cushion installed. Each chair will support 225 pounds.
Cushions have an Olefin material for covers. This is a very durable material for outdoor furniture. It does very well in the sun and outdoor weather conditions. I would still store them when not needed to extend their outdoor life. Replacement cushions should be 20.25 inches square and about 4 inches thick to match the originals. Lumbar pillows are 19.25 inches long, 12 inches tall and 4.25 inches thick.
Table will be 26 inches square (most other bistro tables are about 24 inches across) and 28.5 inches tall. Four straight legs will support the top with no lower support. No hole will be included in the top for an umbrella. A slat top will have a square boarder around the top. Drinks will be very stable on this table.
This patio bistro set will be ideal for those who do not need to put their entire set away and have somewhere to store cushions when not needed. Need a bigger patio dining furniture solution, try the bigger Glenmere 7 piece dining set in my post here.
Assembly of this set
Your patio bistro set will arrive in one box (27.5 inches long, 22 inches wide and 28.25 inches wide) that will weigh about 55 pounds. Assembly will be easy, even for those who do not have a lot of skills in this area. Tools needed are included in the hardware pack.
Table will just require the legs to be attached to the top. Legs will come in two pairs, attache the connecting rod to connect the legs to each other. Attache the top to this assembly, find a flat surface and set on legs for final tightening. This will ensure a solid feel to your table.
Chairs will need the back attached to the seat portion. Each arm will have to be attached at this point, an extra hand could help if you are real handy with tools. Add cushion and back pillow after a final tightening of the hardware.
Care of your patio furniture
A simple wash with a mild soap and water will be all that is needed to keep your set looking new. Finding a storage solution for the cushions when not needed will help them last for a long time.
Do not use any harsh cleaning products on the powder coated finishes, this will start them to fade and peel.
- Other matching dining sets available in this collection
- Easy assembly
- Larger table than most bistro sets
- Cannot use without seat cushion, sits too low
- No motion in this set
- Cushions will need storage
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Final thoughts on this bistro set
If you are looking for a simple set with some style, the Better Homes and Gardens patio bistro set will work well. It will take up a small space and be easy to take care of. The flexible resin wicker support for the cushions will allow for hours of comfortable sitting. I would recommend this set for anyone looking for a simple bistro set.
For those looking for a different style or design, I have a post with 14 bistro sets here.
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