Update April 2022
The River Oaks collection of patio furniture has changed for this year to include the following choices online and in stores. Many have asked if the chairs were available separately before and now they are along with a different-looking side table sofa combination.
I will update this post with links to my expanded information on these 2 new sets shortly, please check back.
Better Homes & Gardens River Oaks 2 Piece Swivel Glider with Patio Cover
This set will be the two chairs originally included in the River Oaks collection. They will swivel and glide. They will also come with wether covers when they are not in use.
Better Homes & Gardens River Oaks Sectional Set
Not just one three-seat sofa, this set will include two love seat-sized seats that will only have an arm on the opposite end. A square side table will be included for your drinks and snacks. The nesting tables have been deleted from this selection.
Wicker Patio Conversation Set
When looking for comfortable seating for five for under $1000, the Better Homes and Gardens River Oaks Resin Wicker Patio Conversation Set should be high on your list. With a sofa with seating for three, two swivel chairs, and a set of nesting tables for sitting your drinks or snacks on.
When looking for details on this Wicker Patio Conversation Set I visited my local store and one was on display. I sat on the chairs and sofa, it was very comfortable with the thick cushions on the seats and backs. The swivel motion of the chairs will allow you to move around in another direction when someone calls your name. The tables nested very easily and were light enough to move easily for end tables in any arrangement.
For more of the technical details follow my post here, for other ideas on a patio conversation set, see more articles on this site here.
Product: Better Homes & Gardens River Oaks Wicker Patio Conversation Set
Price when this article was written: $699.98
Where to get the best price online: Walmart.com
What do you get in the two boxes?
With the three-seat sofa, two deep seating swivel chairs, and a set of nesting tables that can be used as side tables or combined with a large coffee table, you will find this conversation set very comfortable and versatile in any patio area. Patio furniture covers are included for the sofa and two chairs to protect them when not in use.
The metal frames will have a powder-coated finish and will be covered with a light brown woven resin wicker finish. The width of the resin wicker is larger than most, it does cover all outer surfaces of the chairs and sofas. The chairs will swivel on their round bases, giving you some motion to increase your seating comfort.
Thick cushions will cover the seating and backs of all seating positions. Squared-off cushions for the seats and pillow-type cushions for the backs. Seat cushions fit very tightly in their seats, back cushions fit very loosely. New for this year is the three color choices for the cushions. Red, Gray, or Ivory cushion colors are available.
Cushions will have polyester fabric covers with a polyester fiberfill. This fabric is not the best combination for lasting in severe outdoor weather conditions, I would recommend a storage solution even though patio furniture covers are included in this set.
The nesting tables will be able to be used in several formats. The larger table is 28 inches across and 20 inches tall, it will have an opening in the lower frame to let the smaller table slide under it. The smaller table is 20 inches across and 18 inches tall. Use them together for a larger coffee table or move them apart for two side tables. A round ceramic insert will top each table on its powder-coated aluminum frames.
The sofa will be 80 inches wide, 35 inches deep, and 32 inches high. Each chair will be 32 inches wide, 35 inches deep, and 32 inches tall. Each of the seating positions will support 225 pounds of weight.
Your conversation set will come in two large boxes, make sure that if you are picking up you have a large enough vehicle, a pickup, or a large SUV. The Chairs will be in one box and the sofa with tables is in the other box. The box with the chairs will weigh about 130 pounds and the box with the sofa will weigh about 140 pounds.
This is a great patio furniture set that will not take up much more room than a small four-seat patio conversation set. The big plus is comfortable seating, covers for the seating pieces, and nesting tables. For less than $1000, you will not find a better resin wicker patio conversation set.
Assembly and care of your patio conversation set
For those needing assembly instructions, use the following links supplied by a reader Richard.
Not much assembly for the seating pieces of this set, the nesting tables will require most of your time. Most will be able to have this set together in less than 1/2 hour, this will depend on your mechanical skills and workspace. All tools required for assembly are included in the hardware pack.
The nesting tables will need the three legs attached and the top inserted. The legs will attach to the top ring and bottom ring with two screws at each location. Make sure that you lay all pieces out as the small and large tables are very different in sizes of legs and tops. Make sure that your tables are sitting on a smooth level surface before the final tightening of the screws, this will provide the best results. Add the ceramic tops to the table and you are finished.
The sofa should only require you to add the cushions to get done. The chairs will need the base attached to the upper chair portion, then you can add cushions to get ready for relaxing.
Proper care of this set will require using a mild soap and water mixture to clean up any spots. Do not use any harsh chemicals as they will damage the powder-coated finish on the frames, this could lead to peeling or decolorization of the finish.
Covers are included for the seating pieces and fit nicely with the bottoms pulling together to keep them on in most windy conditions. The cushions should still be stored when you do not use your patio furniture set for a long time, like during the winter months. For some of my storage solutions, see my post here.
- Tables nest for storage
- Sofa and chair covers included for storage
- Chairs swivel for extra comfort
- Cushions could use a storage solution out of the weather
- The tabletops will be hard to replace if broken
- Comes in large boxes that are heavy and hard to move
For current information on this patio furniture set from Walmart, follow the link below
Final thoughts on this patio conversation set
When looking at a resin wicker patio conversation set for your outdoor seating solution, the Better Homes and Gardens River Oaks set will work well for under $1000. With comfortable seating for five, covers for when you need to store your furniture, and nesting tables. I sat on this set at the store and it was very comfortable and the tables fit very well together.
The two big boxes will be hard to handle for most people, you will need some friends to get this set in the right spot. The seating covers will protect your furniture in most regular outdoor weather conditions.
If you have any questions or comments on this patio furniture set, leave me a note on the forms below and I will get back to you shortly.
I bought this outdoor set yesterday was suppose to be 5 pies set unfortunately it didn’t came with 2 chairs just the couch and the table any way I can find anywhere to buy the chairs? Walmart didn’t told me anything about parts missing.Thank you
If I remember, this set will come in two large boxes. one pox will have the sofa and the other box will have the chairs. Check with the shipping documents and make sure there were two boxes shipped and if not contact Walmart. If they shipped two boxes, the shipping company should be able to track your other box.
Call them , as they come in a separate box!
Any idea how often these come back in stock? I ordered this set, however, the chairs were damaged so I still need to get those. I’m told they can’t resend anything because they are out of stock. I’m waiting to find out if/when they come back in stock so I can finally get the chairs for the set I already ordered.
Try different stores as they are in stock in all of the stores around my location. Have the manager of your local store contact other stores in his area. If you need help, send me a note.
I’m in Alabama and can’t find this set anywhere. Any idea how I can find one? Am I really too late for the entire season? Its only April!
This is one of the most popular sets for this and last year. It is very hard to find now. I hope it does come back in before the summer gets here as many people do want one.
John, do know how to order additional chairs for this set?
Chairs are not available without purchasing the whole set. If you can find a store that has a damaged box for the sofa and the chair box is good they may make a deal for the chair box. I did see a store with just the chair box in the upper storage last week.
Saw the set last summer in a Walmart and loved it. Have been trying to find it since but the store and Walmart.com were out of stock. Finally found it on Walmart.com. I live in Arizona where all colors are earth tones. I thought the cushion colors were an off white which would work well on our patio. Just got the set and the cushions are a light gray. My wife is a color freak and she tells me I have to send it back because she doesn’t like the color. Question; Have they changed colors or am I cracking up.
Looks like the cushions are available in three colors Gray, Ivory, or Red. You have to make a choice when ordering. Return the one you got and order the Ivory cushions.
I need to buy a replacement seat cushion for my set / does anyone have suggestions where to find that?
You may try some of my suggestions on my site for replacement cushions. Direct replacements are not available, many places will make them for a price.
I’m not getting the correct furniture to pull up from your Wal-mart link in your article. The furniture that pulls up when I click on it is a brand called SuperJoe. I did find the Better Homes and Garden pieces that I linked below.
This one says it costs $994.00 on Walmart’s website.
I fixed the link in the post. Thanks for pointing out this error.
We bought this set last year and love it! Now, my question is: Does this come in a darker wicker color, like dark brown? My mom loves this set and says she found it online in dark brown. I can’t find it.
I have not seen another set similar to this on the internet. The River Oaks wicker set is very hard to find this year. There are other sets with darker wicker and cushions available, not with the looks and seating of this set.
I saw this in the store and have been desperately trying to find it online. The link takes you to the set, but there is no option to order it. Any ideas for me?
Try changing your home store to one that is still close to you. Some are still finding this patio conversation set online. I did see one box, the one with the chairs in it at a local store last week. If you really want this set, you may have to search or reach out to your local store manager.
I am looking to buy just the swivel chairs. I already have the couch and tables, Any idea where I can find just the chairs?
At this time the chairs are not available by themselves. There are some other similar chairs on other sites, I did have a link in my comments at one time.
Does this grouping offer footstools to purchase to match?
This is lighter color for wicker, I found some darker footstools. At this time there will not be footstools available in this color of resin wicker.
Any chance they make a dining set to match or compliment?
No matching dining set is available at this time. Several will be close.
do you have anymore of this set?
Stores still have this product, you may have to pick up. 2 very large boxes. Try changing the store to another store in your area to see if they have it in stock. You can order it for pickup as the ones in the warehouse are out of stock at this time. I know the 2 local stores to me have some in stock.
Ugh, can’t find this anywhere. Pittsburgh PA area out of stock! If anyone hears of a restocking……….please let me know!
I did find it available in my area at one store. You may need to keep changing stores to find it. I do not know if it will be restocked this year. It is a great-looking set for the price.
Any idea if they will restock this set this year? I’m trying to hold out before ordering my second choice but don’t want to wait too long.
Do not know if the River Oaks will come back in stock this year. Some stores around me still have some displays or only one box out of the two. Try to change you store to some that are within driving distance before giving up. If this fails, you will need to go to your second choice.
Let me know what your second choice was.
Does anyone know how to find replacement cushions for this set?!
Try the customer service number on the instruction page. If you do not have the instruction page, use the link in this article. If they cannot help you, use my replacement cushion examples by using the search on my site.
Can you purchase replacement covers for this set?
You might try the customer service number on the Assembly instructions page. If not, I have a couple of places to purchase covers on my site.
Does the River Oaks set have a matching lounge chair available? Thank you
The only pieces are in the set. no other pieces in this style are available at this time.
I really like this set but am concerned about the 225 pound weight limit on the couch. In my family, that would accommodate one person. Is this weight limit per person couch or 225 pounds total on the couch?
The 225 pounds is for each seating position. You should be able to sit three people on the couch with no trouble if they are not all three large.
The 225 pounds is for each seating position. You should be able to sit three people on the couch with no trouble if they are not all three large.
Got our set today and all put together but the swivel chairs don’t stay still and spin back and forth. Any suggestions?
This may be an adjustment or just that the chairs are not sitting level. Without seeing your chairs, I would have a hard time explaining what needs to be done. You could reach out to customer service, their number should be in your instructions.
Does anyone know if I can just buy the sofa? I bought the set and really love it and I have room for another couch!
I would check the local sales sites as this is not sold separately. Someone may have other pieces damaged and just want to get rid of the sofa.
Purchased this item and when we put together the right arm for the sofa is damaged and cannot be put together. Called customer service and is out of stock . May be months before restocked. Ordered online from Walmart, where do I return items?
The item should be returned to a store near you. You can call the store first, the return department should be able to help you as long as you have your order information.
I seen this set in a Walmart in Bemidji, Mn. today with a large sign that said, five piece set of River Oak by Better Homes and Garden for $698.OO. Had to leave but decided to call Walmart back to make sure I seen the right sign for it and was going to jump on that price if it was real. The young man went to look, came back and told me they did not sell the floor model but he would look in container so see if they had they on stock. They did not then he proceeded to tell me that display was two different sets put together. I told him that his sign was false advertisement and they needed to change it. There was no way they were going to sell all five pieces for that amount and I could not get back to the store till Friday. I see from other remarks that others are having a hard time with this set, 3 or 5 pieces. I see also it was offered last year too. I want that set, but after searching I had seen it from 1, 396.OO and then 994.OO on another site. It looks like it sold for around a 1 thousand last year for 5 pieces. I would love to buy that set if I could get it even at 1.396.OO, it a good set and looks like it could withstand the northern Mn weather this summer. But where can I get it?????
My local store has the sofa and nesting tables in the box on shelf. The swivel chairs are on display.
This may be last years stock.
Try changing store location when searching online for these items. Each area will have different warehouses to pull stock from.
Can you tell me if the cushion covers can be removed for washing, thank you!
I do not believe the cushion covers have zippers in them for removal for cleaning.
I have a set and would like to clean the cushions Mine do have zippers, do you think it is safe to machine wash them on gentle cycle? Has anyone done this?
If they have been out in the weather for any length of time, your fabric may have started to break down. No one can tell if they will last even in the gentle cycle of a wash machine.
Each set of cushions will react differently to the wash machine’s rough cleaning cycles.
Hello. I purchased this entire 5-pc set plus an extra sofa at just under a 1000.
I would like to get backup COVERS to protect the product during WINTER here in NJ.
The Cover Package has the No# BH49-092-099-02 and when I look it up online, it only refers me to the SOFA, NOT the COVER.
Do you know a way to access and purchase the COVERS only?
Ed T. New Jersey
Most covers offered by the manufacturer will be thin and not last for more than a few years.
I would suggest the link to CoversandAll in my right sidebar for you patio furniture cover. They can make custom covers that fit and will last in outdoor weather conditions.