Outdoor Conversation Furniture
When looking at Outdoor Conversation Furniture, the Better Homes and Garden Carter Hills four piece set will sit five people comfortably. With a coffee table, two chairs and a three seat sofa it will make a living room in your outdoor space. Lets look at the details of this set and see if it will work for you.
Product:Better Homes and Garden Carter Hills four piece set
Price at the time of article:$597
Where to purchase at the best price:Walmart.com
Three seat Sofa with two Pillows
The sofa will seat three people. It has a black finished steel frame with steel slats on the seating area to support the cushions. The cushions can be turned over and do not have any straps to hold them in place.
The sofa is 77.5 inches wide outside the arms and 71.5 inches inside enough room for three average sized butts, as long as they do not exceed 675 pounds total weight. You will also find that you can lay down on this sofa if you are not over six feet tall and take a nap. Seat depth is 24 inches and is 11 inches off the ground, this set does sit low to the ground.
The cushions for the bottom are 25.5 inches deep, 24.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches thick. This makes for comfortable sitting or lounging. The back cushions are 24 inches wide, 21 inches tall and 5 inches thick.
You will have two decorative pillows for the sofa. The multicolored design will fit most decors. They are 15.5 inches square and 5.5 inches thick in the middle. If you lay down to nap you do not have to go find something to lay your head on, it is already on the sofa.
Each chair will have the same designed black finished steel frame as the sofa. It will have steel straps in the seating area to support the cushions.
Each chair is 31.5 inches deep, 32.5 inches wide outside the arms, 25 inches wide inside the arms, more than the average butt and 33.5 inches tall. Each chair will support 225 pounds.
The cushions for the bottom are 25.5 inches deep, 24.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches thick. The back cushions are 24 inches wide,, 21 inches tall and 5 inches thick.
The coffee table is made of the same black finished steel as the seating furniture. The rectangle out line of the top will have slates running the length of the table. It will have four square legs.
The table will be 40 inches long, 22 inches deep and 19 inches tall.
The single box will be about 74 inches long, 27 inches deep and 30 inches high. It will weigh about 163 pounds. Delivery is available or if you want to pick up you will need a larger vehicle to hall this home and some assistance to move it around to your assembly area. At least a mid sized SUV is recommended for getting your set home. Assembly time can be as little as 1/2 hour to longer, depending on your skills.
Sofa and Chair frames will consist of four major parts. The back, seat, left and right arms. The table will have two major parts, the top and four legs. You will get two of the same Allen wrenches in the hardware kit for assembly, all assembly hardware is included.
Putting together the chairs is easy for one person, attach, without tightening, the back and seat to one arm. Then attach the other arm loosely. When you have the chair on a flat solid surface you can tighten the screws, this will give you the best balance for your chairs.
The sofa is a little harder to put together by yourself. You may need a volunteer to help hold the parts as you put in the screws. Other than the extra hand the sofa goes together the same as the chairs.
The table has three screws holding each leg. As with the other pieces, do not tighten the screws until the table is sitting upright on a solid surface.
When the cushions are wet, you should stand them on end to let them drain. Only use a mild soap and water to clean you Conversation set.
If your set is outside in the sun all the time, I would get a all weather cover or outside storage container for the cushions. They will last longer if not out in the weather full time.
Easy to assemble with two people
Can lay down on sofa
Thick cushions are comfortable
Cushions do not have ties to hold to furniture
Must follow directions closely on assembly, may not sit flat on floor if you tighten the screws too soon
One big box at 163 pounds, need help when loading and unloading
Where to find the best price on Your Better Homes and Garden Carter Hills four piece set
This Outdoor Conversation Furniture will be a perfect set to turn your patio into an outside retreat. You could set five people around your outdoor space with ease. This set will be very comfortable to sit or take a np on the sofa. It will be easy to assemble, getting the one heavy box home may be a problem for some.
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I was looking around online for an outdoor patio set when I came across your article. First off I want to say the details you provide here are a huge benefit because it really made it easy for me to picture this set on my patio.
I do like this set it looks durable and with exception to the table (my patio may be a little too small for all of it) I think this set will suffice.
I have a question…I won’t hold you to it but if I scotch guarded the cushions do you think they would hold up longer or is the outside environment too much for even scotch guard?
I don’t think it will make much difference. The cushions are made of a material that is Sun and weather resistant already. I just think it will retain its color better if stored or covered when not in use.
I love this concept. This setting makes a great room and your explanation in terms how easy it is to put it together is helpful.
Sounds like just the sofa for me as I can lie down on it and I am shorter than 6ft.
Do you know how well the steel stands up to being outside all the time? I live close to the sea and am always concerned about the salt.
I love your site, keep up the good work.
As I live in the Midwest, I think the salt air may be a little tough on the steel frame of this furniture. If I lived close to the sea, I would invest in Teak or Resin Wicker furniture. Also getting a cover for your furniture will help keep that salt air off of it.
Very good article John. It is really relaxing to spend some time outdoors. I’ll really consider a set like this when I finish other expenses.
Some of the other sets are less expensive. I like this set because it seats five.
You really seem to know a lot about outdoor furniture John :O I am definitely going to bookmark this site and come back for more. Maybe even show it to a couple of friends?
Next time i’m in need of outdoor furniture, i know where i’ll be looking 😉
I have been in this business, Outdoor Living, for over 15 years. I look for items that make sense for your outdoor space and work together. If you have anything you want to look for let me know.
My set did not come with hardware & instructions which I’m assuming are in the same package. Do you know how I can get a copy of the assembly instructions. I can get the nuts and bolts at a hardware store I guess.
Sorry for your troubles, follow this link and it has a copy of the instructions for assembly that can be downloaded to a PDF file and printed out. If you need the hardware kit contact customer service at 1-877-877-1235 or email@example.com.