Outdoor Bistro Table and Chairs
We are going to look at the Mainstays Sand Dune 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Table and Chairs for use on your patio, balcony or deck. This set is made for use in small areas and will sit two people for hours of dining, conversation or just a little alone time.
This bar height set is not for everyone, it works best for those by the pool or you want a clear view over a deck railing.
Now let us look at the details of this bistro set.
Product: Mainstays Sand Dune bar height bistro set
Price when this article was written: $129
Where to get for the best price online: Walmart
What do you get with your set
You will get a table that is 24 inches square and almost 28 inches tall. This table will be big enough to have a tray of drinks or plates for eating. Big enough for a romantic dinner with candles and a bottle of your favorite beverage. Not quite big enough to bring all of the food to the table. If you are not into talking, two laptops can sit on this table and you can just scan the web and vegetate.
The table is made of a Powder-coated steel frame with a tempered safety glass insert. The color is a flagstone. The table does not have a hole for an umbrella.
The chairs are 25 inches deep, 22 1/4 inches wide and almost 35 inches tall. They have a metal frame that is powder-coated in the same color as the table and knitted durable fabric material for the seat and back.
The chairs have arms that have a curved look and that look flows through the legs. The maximum weight for each chair is 250 pounds. The chairs do not fold for storage. One customer stated that his chairs do stack.
The whole set will weigh about 50 pounds. You will be able to move around to different areas without any problems or when storage time comes this set will be easy to store for the winter.
How to assemble
If everything goes OK, your new Bistro set will be ready for relaxing in 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your skill level and how the bolt holes align up when being assembled. All the tools you will need are a Phillips head screwdriver and your reading and assembly skills.
The tabletop is assembled with the glass in a steel frame. You attach the legs with the four supplied Phillips head screws. The square brace is then attached to each leg with two hex head screws and washers. A plastic cap goes over each hex head screw. The hex head driver is included in the parts kit.
The seat and back assembly with each come complete. You have three different sizes of hex head bolt for assembly, make sure you are using the correct one. The back attaches to the seat with four hex head screws, leave loose. Each leg will be attached with three hex head screws, two different sizes.
After all the screws are loosely tightened, you can begin to secure each one. After the screws are secured a plastic cap will be applied. Two different sizes of hex drivers are included in the parts bag.
Some customers stated that when first using their chairs the legs had to be adjusted so that the chairs did not rock.
How do I take care of my Bistro set
This Bistro set will require little care. If left out where the birds can get to it you will have to wash it with a mild soap and water solution more often. Just rinse off the soap with clean water and use a soft dry cloth to prevent a wet bottom when sitting.
The top will require only a good quality glass cleaner and a clean rag to keep it looking like new.
Do not use bleach, acid or other solvents on painted steel parts.
Be sure to store in a dry area during times when you are not going to use your set for an extended time.
- Small lightweight, can be moved easily.
- Easy to take care of
- Table big enough for a meal, not too big to take up much space
- Assembly can be a little tricky if the holes do not align up. May have to adjust the legs to have a stable chair.
- No hole in the table for an umbrella for shade.
- It only comes with two chairs, cannot order extra chairs.
Click here to get more information on purchasing a Mainstays Sand Dune Bistro Set at Walmart
If you have a small patio, balcony or deck this Outdoor Bistro Table and Chairs set could be what you are looking for. The sling type of chairs is very comfortable for sitting for any length of time. The table is big enough to eat a meal, talk over a glass of your favorite beverage or just relax with a book or your favorite electronic device.
There are Affiliate links in this post
Thanks for reading, I hope this post was helpful. Any questions or comments please use the form below and I will get back to you shortly with an answer.
Reading this really makes me wish I had a backyard or patio of my own so I could make this set a part of my home! Maybe someday.
I really like that you pointed out about the hole in the table, it’s something I wouldn’t have thought of, and for a lot of people that’d be a deal breaker.
Thanks for reviewing this set.and all the best,
I try to give as much information as available when I review an item. This Mainstays Bistro set will work in a lot of places that have a small place for dining.
Good review.I liked the look of the patio set and its great its easy to keep clean no maintenance. Disappointed that you cant order more chairs and no hole for umbrella though.
I think it would be a nice set for a small patio area more suitable for just a couple though not suitable for a big family.
This set would be easy to maintain for someone that had an apartment with a balcony and did not want to put in a lot of work for upkeep.
Nice post you have there. I was a little confused at first how you can have an outside room, but i see the point of bringing outside furniture to give the feeling of a room.
The review and instructions are clear and precise. I see you have a note that says you have affiliate links on the page. I probably haven’t reached that part of the training yet. Is that necessary?
Nice background picture, makes the site stand out well and gives it a nice outdoorsy feel to it.
Keep up the good work
Yes you need a disclaimer if you have any affiliate links on your post. Having an outside room is not a new idea, many people have them in apartments or condo’s as well as homes. An outdoor room can be a balcony or a multi acre field.
Hey Chris, I have to say that this table and chairs set really is smart looking. I think the curved arm and leg detail adds nicely to the look of this set.
I would love something like this for our porch. The only bummer is like you say there are only 2 chairs and you can’t order more. We are a family of 4 so it would be really nice to be able to have some more chairs.
You will need to look at my next post it will have a four chair set. It will have options of table size and styles of chairs.
This chair and table set looks like just the thing we need for our small outdoor area. We already have an awning to shelter us, so not a problem that this doesn’t fit an umbrella.
Where do we find this and bistro set and how much does it cost?
There are several links on the page for this item. The cost at the present time is $119, this is subject to change. I also want to mention that there is free shipping on this item if it not available locally.
Looks really nice! I have a small outdoor space (a balcony) so hopefully they can fit ( I have to convert your measurements to metric so I can use my measuring tape!)
Have you experienced any issues with the holes not matching up?
Not in this set. In some of the sling chairs like this, shipping can bend one of the legs and it will have to be realigned to make the holes match. On my swivel rockers I had this problem not my regular sling chairs. Sorry about the metric.
Great information here! You obviously know your stuff! I really like the way you integrated your link within the page. I have trouble with making my ads fit naturally in to my articles. Your use of images was really complimentary to the article as well. job well done i would say!
Thanks for your comments. I do like to know what I write about. I do research each item that will be featured on this site.
What a cute little set! I love the colours and it would go so perfectly with my garden furniture that I already have. It is very decorative and I would use it for relaxing and just sitting first thing in the morning during the warmer months with a cup of coffee on my patio 🙂 What do you use yours for?
Sometimes I sit out and work at my Bistro Set. I have it on a side deck where the bird feeders are. Sometimes the bird traffic is brisk so I have to go back in. It is great for that mid morning tea and snack. Right now it is covered in snow.
Thank you for this review!
I was looking for a nice outdoor set, to put on my new terrace.
I like the fact that you’ve put some pros and cons, so buyers really can make an informed decision!
So thank you for doing this! I’ll be definitely checking your website again, to make some more informed decisions!
Thanks for looking at my post. I hope that you have given some thought on what will work the best for you.
This would be the perfect small set for me. I have a small garden and this would suit it very well. The only problem I can see is the lack of a hole for an umbrella, I do like an umbrella. However, you could use both the table and chairs under a tree, that would work.
Thank you for the inspiration.
I have just purchased a small set that has a hole for umbrella and the umbrella is included. I will be doing a review this week. It is not a bistro set, just a small 6 piece set that I am using on a concrete patio.