Hi guys! In the last months I’ve been desperately searching for a round dining table with lazy susan, you probably know that. 😛
So why did I buy this one? Because of the decent reviews I found online, I admit. However, they proved to be right, as I got really satisfied with this furniture set.
Therefore, today it’s time to review Coaster Home Furnishings’ Dining Table w/Lazy Susan & Chair Set. 😀
NOTE: I reviewed the whole dining set, but you can also buy the table alone. I wrote more things about this here.
Producer: Coaster Home Furnishings
Price: $733.13 (At the time I published this article)
Cheapest place to buy: AMAZON
My rating: 9.00/10
Worth buying?: It depends what feature you buy it for
Although I’ve had a lot of products from Coaster Home Furnishings, this set is pretty different. They usually have products with affordable prices, and this dining set isn’t really the cheapest product I’ve seen.
That’s because it has 9 pieces, so they somehow try to mask this huge price. That’s the reason why I think it’s so expensive…But it’s just my opinion. 😉
Anyway, let me show you in a few lines what I liked and what I didn’t like about this dining set from Coaster.
What I Liked About It
- It didn’t disappoint me when it comes to looks: it has an absolutely beautiful aspect, and it seems one of those collection pieces from magazines
- I really love the Lazy Susan part. I’ve been looking for a table with the feature but I haven’t found too many on our market (I had a regular budget 😛 ), so I’m really satisfied with it because it seems original
- The height of the chairs makes them unique, and I can’t really complain about it. For me it was a bit hard to sit on them at the beginning, but after a few days I got used to it and I started liking their height
- These chairs are pretty light actually (I expected them to be a bit sturdier), but they can hold up to 250-300 lbs, so that’s okay to me 😀
- On the other hand, the table is really really heavy
- The set contains get 8 chairs, which is a lot (this explains a bit the high price)
- I absolutely love the fabric: it is incredibly soft that you can immediately tell it’s authentic wood and not an imitation. Besides, it also has an elegant, light shine that makes it look even better
- About that storage base, I use it for regular stuff like wine bottles, though I can’t say I use it too much, just on special occasions when I have some guests
- The delivery is free in the US
What I Didn’t Like About It
- They don’t give you the possibility to choose how many chairs you want. 9 is a pretty large number for many families, so 5 or 6 would probably be more appropriate (and cheaper). However, you can also buy just the table for a pretty good price
- I received my set in 6 different boxes, which was absolutely horrible. The worst part is that they didn’t come together, so I had to wait a few days to receive them all. Plus that I could put together anything before I got all the pieces
- The gorgeous fabric that I praise so much is more sensitive than others so you have to pay a lot of attention with it. Using a tablecloth is the best choice
- I don’t like the seating fabric too much, it seems a bit too small in my opinion. Though I can’t complain about comfort, some of my friends who sat on these chairs didn’t really love the seating because it was slightly too small
Now let’s get to the review
This dining set is actually one of the most expensive ones from Coaster, as their regular sets are between $150 and $400. However, it’s obvious that they put some work into this one.
As I said before, I recently came across this dining set so I may not be able to answer your questions about durability and about how long it can last over time. But I believe I know enough about it to write a clear, honest review and to let you know whether this set is worth these money or not.
So without any other words, let’s get to the review! 😀
If You Don’t Want The Whole Set, You Can Buy Just The Table
A really cool thing I noticed while researching this dining set was that Amazon also lets you buy the table alone. That is definitely a huge advantage because I’m sure some of you were more interested in the table than in the whole 9 piece set.
However, they’re pretty tricky. 😉
On the page where you find the whole set there isn’t any link to the Lazy Susan Table. You have to find it yourself after searching separately, so a lot of people, may fall in this trap. I did too, because I would have bought just the table instead of buying 8 chairs too.
So that’s why I put the link right above, so that you can get exactly to the page where they sell the table alone. 😀
The downside is that the table itself is pretty expensive in comparison to the whole set, $393 at this point. So the 8 chairs would cost something around $40 each, which is really cheap for the great quality they have. Therefore, it’s not such a deal buying the table alone, but if you don’t need the chairs it’s definitely a good option.
For me, the look is worth the money
I admit I was expecting some gorgeous furniture pieces, because $700 is not exactly a small amount of money…
And I can say that the items I received met my expectations. 😀
The wooden fabric is extremely soft and elegant, and you can tell it’s not one of those $300 sets. Even when you touch it, it doesn’t feel like other wooden fabrics that are harsher and rougher.
So this dining set has everything when it comes to the fabric: the high-quality is obvious (I don’t know for sure, but I can’t imagine the fabric is anything else than first class wood) and the soft polish makes it even more elegant. So I would give it an A+ for appearance.
Even though it looks amazing, the fabric is pretty sensitive
That’s probably the first drawback that I noticed about this set.
I placed a metal flower vase on the table to make it look more interesting. I don’t know about you, but I always hate to leave a table empty, without anything on it, because it seems to me that it looks pretty boring, no matter what a great design it has.
Anyway, I put the vase in the middle, on that Lazy Susan part. The vase had a pretty low quality, it didn’t even cost me too much because I bought it just for its nice look. So that metal fabric was pretty cheap and harsh.
But even so, I didn’t expect it to scratch my table…
Now don’t imagine that it scratched the table really bad, in fact you can hardly notice it at first sight. I noticed it because I took a really close look, bu this doesn’t make things any better.
Anyway, at first I thought it was my fault, that I shouldn’t have placed the vase on that Lazy Susan part. After all, it was glass…So I tried to easily drag the vase on the wooden part of the table, to see if it still scratches it. And to my huge surprise (and disappointment, of course :() it did.
So what does this all mean?
That even though it’s amazingly beautiful and soft, the fabric is also extremely sensitive. Too sensitive to add any regular piece on it. Metal items or the ones that have a rough fabric could scratch it easily, so I guess you don’t want a scratched table after paying so much for it.
So what can you do about the fabric?
Try to protect it. That’s the best thing you can do.
Once again, don’t imagine that you would damage the table by placing anything on it because that’s not the case at all. Only certain items would scratch it, and those ones are usually really cheap or have a very low quality. And glasses and dishes are excluded, so there’s no reason to panic. 😉
So what options do you have in order to protect the fabric?
- Take care what items you add on it, especially when it comes to metal vases. These aren’t usually very expensive, so you can imagine that the quality is pretty similar
- Place a tablecloth or even a table napkin, if you want something smaller. In this way the protection is 100% guarantee, and the table can’t possibly get scratched at all
- Keep it polished with furniture products. Polished furniture gets scratched much harder than non-polished one, so make sure you use furniture products to keep it even more shiny than it already it
I Love The Lazy Susan
After having dinner in a luxurious Chinese restaurant from New York, the only thing that I had in mind was that Lazy Susan table they had there, which I thought so original. I already imagined how a table like this would look in my living room, so I got to the conclusion that I really had to get one. 😀
But the problem with Lazy Susan tables is that there aren’t too many available in our country. I mean, there aren’t too many with affordable prices, because if you have a higher budget you will surely find whatever you want.
Anyway, after a lot of searches, I came across this set and I admit I bought it especially for this Lazy Susan feature. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought it…The beautiful look and the high quality wouldn’t have convinced me, plus that the price was also really high.
But I decided to make a sacrifice for the sake of the Lazy Susan. And I don’t regret it. 🙂
On this table, the fabric used for the Lazy Susan is glass, which makes it even more sensitive. And you remember I mentioned this a few lines above. Anyway, when it comes to dishes and glasses, that glass fabric is all right, I mean it didn’t get scratched from them or something like that.
But I’m really satisfied for having a Lazy Susan table in the end, I love how that part looks on the table and I even received a lot of compliments for it from my visitors. 😀
So all in all, if you want a Lazy Susan table, this set is one of the cheapest (and higher quality) I found.
The Reason Why The Price Is So High
There was absolutely no reason why I would have chosen 8 chairs, if they gave me the possibility to choose…
I mean, if I could choose I would have probably ordered 4,5 or at most 6 chairs. That would have been enough for my living room, and I guess most of you wouldn’t need more either.
But unfortunately the set has a fixed number of chairs, so you can’t really choose. And the worse part is that there isn’t any similar set with a lower number of pieces (by “similar set” I mean one that has a Lazy Susan table 😛 ).
Anyway, I guess this explains the high price: if you think about it, there are 9 pieces for $700. Let’s say the table’s value is about $250 (just guessing) , so that would be around $70 per chair. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem that much, does it?
So if this set had less pieces, it would definitely be much cheaper. Unfortunately for me (and maybe for some of you too), if you want a Lazy Susan set like this one, you don’t have too many choices…
At least the shipping is free, this always makes me feel a bit better when I’m disappointed by a price. 😛
My Verdict – Is It Worth The $700?
Okay, now you know my opinion about this dining set:
I love the fabric and how it looks, I bought it especially for the Lazy Susan, I would have got less chairs if I could and I don’t see it very expensive, considering that it has 9 pieces. That’s basically it.
So what does this mean? Would I buy it again if I could choose? Would I recommend it to you?
There are a lot of questions…I’d prefer to put it in this way:
I DO RECOMMEND IT TO YOU if you want a Lazy Susan set or if you simply need a very elegant dining set, that would impress everyone. And by this I mean, if you need a dining set for its aspect rather than for its practical use.
Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t mean that you can’t use it, on the contrary. I just mean that there’s no point getting this set just because it’s comfortable, simply because you can buy something cheaper in this case.
But if you want it for its gorgeous aspect and elegant look, then I totally recommend it to you.
So what do you think about this Coaster Home Furnishings 9 Piece Counter Height Storage Dining Table w/Lazy Susan & Chair Set?
Would you buy it? Or it’s a bit too expensive in your opinion?