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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Johnston Benchworks Dream

Sorry I have not blogged in a couple of weeks...I did not realize it's been that long, and I think I got into a 'lazy' funk.

Well what I'd like to share iS my dream to one day have new living room furniture and that would be Johnston Benchworks. We are moving back to our home in Idaho come the end of March, but I find it highly unlikely I'll be able to convince hubby into investing in this for 2010.....maybe 2011??

I would love to hear from those that have Johnston Benchworks furniture and how you like it. Also if you wouldn't mind...I'm curious on the prices since any sites I can find that sell this brand, do not list prices in honoring Johnston Benchworks wishes.....but from what I can gather....they are rather pricey.

So here are the 3 designs of Johnston Benchworks I'm seeing myself gravitate to:

MILLERS FALL




MILLERS CREEK




WALKERS FORD

15 comments:

  1. Those are some awesome pieces! I have 1 chair from Irvin's Country Tinware. The Heritage chair. I love it. I got it when they were having a "sale". It was still expensive...

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  2. Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.Have a nice time ahead.

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  3. I just love your blog and I think your article is so awesome!! I love antiques and what a way to go green!! I think the towels would just be so adorable also. Thanks for sharing the story about how it was made. Makes it that more special! Take care, Fran.

    Susan Graham

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  4. I have Johnston Benchworks furniture. I have the Stockbridge Long Sofa in Liberty black & mustard check, and the Deer Ridge Sofa in Colony fabric. They are 3 months old and the cushions are sagging and breaking down and the fabric on the cushions is loose and wrinkling. I am not sure if this is an isolated problem with their cushions or if they have started to carry inferior quality products. I previously had two of their recliners and a high back sofa and they were awesome. My sofa was 15 years old and still looked brand new. I paid close to $4,000 for my two new pieces. I had the store where I purchased the pieces from contact Johnston Benchworks with photo's of the cushions, but Johnston Benchworks choose to ignore the problem, stating it to be normal. 3 months old and it looks like it is 20 years old. Beware!

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    1. Thanks for you comment! I had actually heard of some other bad stories on JB furniture and how they are doing similar to what yours are! That's not good....spend alot of money and then that happen! I'm sure there are similar, less expensive brands out there.....if anyone knows of any...please post! thanks!!

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  5. I purchased 2 recliners, a loveseat and a couch. When they arrived they were absolute junk! The rep came out and agreed! They could not be sold in the shop where they were purchased from. The owner had to pay to send them back and the company would not reimburse her. It was a huge loss for this shop ownwer. I could go on and on. Johnston Benchworks does not stand behind their furniture. Since the son has taken over the company, the quality has gone down and that comes right from their rep!

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  6. thank you 4 your feedback! after hearing several stories like yours I won't be buying JB! Hopefully a similar BETTER type! :)

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  7. Run away from Johnston Benchworks! It is no longer good quality furniture. I purchased two pieces and within the first two weeks had the cushion cores break down. There are structual issues with my high back sofa, it creaks and groans, the front legs splay and the middle leg actually moves in a circle when the sofa is sat on. The fabric on the seats is alk wrinkled and there are dips and sags in the seat cushions. My furniture is not even a year old and I have no children and my husband doesn't even weigh 170 pounds. I weigh way less than that. Then the rep from Johnston Benchworks came to my house to look at the furniture and ripped my long sofa cushion lining. He promised to replace that cushion since he ripped it. Well Mr. Keith Johnston decided they are not going to do anything. Now I have junk, that cost me $4,000 and a ripped cushion too. Do not buy from this company.

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  8. Anonymous February 17th 2013 at 10.30 pm,I Bought A Johnston Bench Sofa in 2008,Besides Constantly Turning The Cushion Over,The Middle Of The Couch doesn,t Have Enough Padding,I Can Feel The Backboard,We Called Johnston Bench,The Woman Laughed And Said It Must Of Been Made On A Friday,She Said Find A Local Upolhoster To Fix It,This Is No Way To Do Business,Exspecially For The Price.

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  9. I have 2 Johnston Benchworks sofa's. I bought them in Oct. 2012 I bought the Stockbridge with one cushion in the navy petals pattern. I love the style and size but it appears thats the fabric is piling. I spent $1775.00 a sofa deliveried. Hope I didn't make a mistake.

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  10. Beware.... the company has sold again.

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  11. I am a JB dealer. I have sold this line for over 26 years and sell it all over the US. I work with my clients closely on fabrics appropriate for heavy use, which cushion cores for heavy use and how to care for your pieces. There are many JB dealers online selling only for their profit, not working with knowledge on how to fit the buyers needs and overcharging. I have had very few complaints most little issues (missing arm caps) and shipping problem. JB has always supported me as a reputable dealer and successfully addressed the concern of the customer with any problems. I feel there is more that meets the eye on some of these posts. My experience with JB is very positive and I have many happy Johnston Benchworks customers. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for you comment. I appreciate you sharing your inside view!

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    2. Dear Colony Classics, as a dealer carrying JB I understand your defence of JB's furniture. But I did not purchase online. I purchased from James Creek in Volant, PA. This was my second time purchasing from JB. I made my decision to purchase JB a second time based on my previous experience with their furniture. Completely satisfied 15 years ago. This time cushion breakdown within 3 months, fabric wrinkling because of cushion compacting and breaking down, structual issues with my highback sofa - banging, groaning, legs splaying - completely unsatisfied. I have been told that my original purchase was when the father was head of the company and his son has now taken over. The company clearly isn't producing the same quality as in the past and their customer service is severely lacking. I will never purchase from JB again.

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    3. This is not a Colony Classics blog. This is just a primitive personal blog. You may be able to get your comments across better by emailing Colony Classics directly. thanks!

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