Product: Better Homes and Gardens Southgate Drive 7-Piece Aluminum Sling Dining Set
Price when article was written: $682
Where to get for the best price online: Walmart.com
Whats in the boxes
You will get two large boxes when this set arrives, one for the table and one for the chairs. The table box is 71 inches long, 41 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick, it will weigh 77 pounds. The chair box is 48.5 inches long, 25.75 inches wide and 39.75 inches high, it will weigh a hefty 125 pounds. You will need a pickup or large SUV to pick this up at the store, also bring a big friend for helping move these big heavy boxes.
The table is 67.75 inches long, 38 inches wide and 28.5 inches tall. It has a cast aluminum top with steel legs and center support. The metal parts are powder coated for durability in the outdoor environment.The lattice top is bordered with a scroll design for a rich look, see picture to the right. There is a 1 1/2 inch hole in the center of the table for an umbrella, not included in this set. If you do not use one a plastic cover is included in this set. The center support also has a built in support for an umbrella, see my post here for some umbrella ideas.
The chairs will come in two designs, you will receive two swivel rockers and four straight leg chairs. The sling chairs have a PVC and polyester material for the seating portions, I have similar chairs on my front porch they are very comfortable for long term sitting. The frames are powder coated steel material. Each chair will support 250 pounds.
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Assembly of your dining set
Assembly of the table is easy if you have a second set of hands. Put top upside down, attach four legs and then add center support. Have sitting on legs on a level surface for final tightening to insure a level table when finished.
The two swivel chairs will take a little more work than the straight leg chairs. Attach the swivel bracket to the seat base, then attach the sling fabric with frame to the seat base. Each chair seat base will have a support bar that has to be rotated 90 degrees for fabric support after the fabric has been installed. Insert the swivel bracket in the floor base of the chair and you are ready for sitting.
The straight leg chairs will require just the sling frame to be attached to the chair frame. You will also have to rotate the support bar 90 degrees to ensure the support of the sling fabric when sitting on chair.
Two swivel rockers included in this set
Sling chairs are comfortable without cushions for long term sitting
Table has hole for umbrella with cover when not using one
No other matching items in this collection
Mix of aluminum and steel metal parts
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Who is this dining set for
You will need a larger outdoor area for this aluminum patio dining set set. Having the aluminum top for the table and the sling chairs, this set will last many years without a lot of care. Get an umbrella for shade and you will have all the comfort of eating a meal outdoors like a high priced cafe or restaurant.
I have both type of sling chairs in my outdoor space and they are very comfortable for long term sitting. The sling fabric will take little care and is made from recycled material.
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Hey John, nice informative article, plain and simple explanation, this market is very competitive and the set reviewed seems to be well priced as opposed to similar competing brands, thank you for an informative post.
Keeping my followers informed will be what this website is about. This set is for a larger area, and is priced at a very good price at this time.
It is a great idea to have a dining set outside . When I used to stay in the country and had tons of space outside we alway used to play board games outside with family and friends. I would probably need more than one set because of all the attention the games received. I think this is what I need to spice up my events. Thanks for the info.
This is a large set and would be great for diner parties and game nights outside. We have game night every Friday night, we only have a few people not enough for this big set.
John I purchased the Southgate Drive 7pc Aluminum Sling set at the end of 2017 and pulled it out of my shed to assemble Apr 2021. I was missing the attachment brackets for the 2 swivel chairs. I am trying to find parts numbers before I throw the base and chair away since I can’t complete assembly. Can you help me Sir?
The number that is marked for customer service is “customer service number at: (866) 905-4107”. Hope this helps with your assembly.