DAVE - Velvet Armchair - Charcoal
DAVE - Velvet Armchair - Charcoal
DAVE - Velvet Armchair - Charcoal
DAVE - Velvet Armchair - Charcoal
DAVE - Velvet Armchair - Charcoal
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16.72.09.02

DAVE Velvet Armchair

$199
16.72.09.02
3/5

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One look at Dave and you just know this is a comfortable armchair. The seat is a covetable spot to curl up in the living room, office or bedroom. Solid wood legs and a pine-and-plywood frame provide assurance of its quality construction.
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Customer Reviews For The DAVE Velvet Armchair

3/5

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A.J.
Calgary, Alberta
December 20, 2019
Yes, I recommend this product

Decent for the price, but surprisingly doesn't have a separate seat cushion

A.J., Calgary, Alberta

I bought two of these chairs, one in the dusty rose pink (a perfect match for 1950s vintage furniture) and one in the purple (photos are very colour accurate). They are quite easy to assemble, all you need to do is insert two bolts through the frame into threaded inserts in the legs, with the supplied large washer and spring washer per bolt. Once assembled, you merely need to reattach a velcro-edged black dustcover to hide the underframe. (Also makes a nice hiding place for, I dunno, anything you need to hide?)

Like many of the discount-priced Structube products, the ...

I bought two of these chairs, one in the dusty rose pink (a perfect match for 1950s vintage furniture) and one in the purple (photos are very colour accurate). They are quite easy to assemble, all you need to do is insert two bolts through the frame into threaded inserts in the legs, with the supplied large washer and spring washer per bolt. Once assembled, you merely need to reattach a velcro-edged black dustcover to hide the underframe. (Also makes a nice hiding place for, I dunno, anything you need to hide?)

Like many of the discount-priced Structube products, the quality of the wood is average at best. The dark finished legs have visible grain pores even through the finish - though you have to be at ground level to see that once assembled. The underframe is made of plywood, and the edges and drilled holes have many visible chips and splinters. I do not know if this is because the wood itself is not particularly strong, or if there was simply inadequate tooling / finishing in the manufacturing process.

The velvet surface upholstery seems decent for the price, but it remains to be seen how long it will last with daily use / wear. Despite the tufted appearance, the padding on the back and arms is surprisingly firm; hopefully this will not break down.

What might be the biggest dealbreaker is that while it appears to have a separate seat cushion, it is in fact permanently attached, something I was surprised to see. I don't really see any manufacturing or cost advantage to this, and it will make any reupholstery or repair more difficult, so YMMV.

NOTE: Don't use a utility knife to open the box or the smaller interior box that holds the legs and hardware. There is very little interior padding and it would be quite easy to accidentally tear the fabric or scratch the wood finish. In fact, I did scratch one leg accidentally - it wasn't a deep scratch and the lighter wood below showed through immediately; the finish isn't very thick. You can cover this up with a bit of Sharpie marker, but be forewarned in case you bang into the legs with a vacuum cleaner etc.

Ultimately, I do recommend this product as being good for the price point, and it will serve well as an attractive light-duty guest chair with vintage flair for an office, guest room, Airbnb, or first apartment. If you're looking for an investment piece that is higher quality and more durable, be prepared to spend a lot more.

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