In a Nutshell:
The Tangkula 5 Piece Wicker Patio Dining Set is a tremendous value for the money. While not everyone is a fan of wicker furniture, this set is both stylish and durable, and the chairs that accompany the set are capable of supporting an impressive amount of weight. Recommended for anyone on a budget and weighing up to 400 pounds who’s in the market for some well-priced outdoor furniture.
Value for the Money
Unfortunately, this set has been discontinued. Check out a similar set from Wisteria Lane.
Are you looking for good looking, good quality outdoor furniture that’s capable of supporting a generous amount of user weight? Are you on a budget in a position where you have to make every dollar count? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then furniture shopping is probably incredibly frustrating.
It can be hard enough to find good furniture capable of supporting more than 300-pounds of user weight even if you’re not on a budget. Still, if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, the hunt can make you want to pull your hair out.
If that’s the situation you find yourself in, then you’re going to like what you read in this review. Tangkula is a good company with an excellent reputation in the industry. Even better, they make great furniture at prices mere mortals can afford. If that sounds like what you’ve been searching for, read on, and we’ll give you the full details about the Tangkula 5 piece wicker patio dining set.
We’ll be quick to point out that it’s got a few shortcomings and limitations, but for people on a budget, it’s a real find and packed with value. Let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Tangkula 5 Piece Outdoor Wicker Dining Set
The first thing you’ll notice about the Tangkula 5 Piece wicker patio dining set is that it’s wicker furniture. If you don’t like wicker furniture, that fact may be a deal-breaker for you, even if you love the price. We’re not huge fans of wicker furniture in general, but there are a few pieces that have won us over, and this set is firmly in that camp. It’s just too good a value to pass on, in our view.
Before we say more, let’s turn our attention to the core stats that define the set. Here are the basics:
As you can see, this isn’t a huge furniture set that will take up vast amounts of space. That works against it in some ways, though. The table that accompanies the set is quite modest in size, measuring 2’ on a side. It’s too small to serve a full meal at, but it’s certainly large enough to hold a few drinks, a snack tray, some chips, and dip, or the like.
Overall, we’d rate the table as big enough to be useful, but it’s certainly got limitations. Not the least of which is that it doesn’t come with a hole for an umbrella, which means you’ll be in direct sun unless you can put this set on a sheltered porch or partially covered deck.
The tabletop is beautiful, being of white tempered glass with texture to it that makes it look as though it’s covered with frost. It makes a nice contrast to the frame of the table, which is black, like the chair frames.
The chairs are solidly constructed, and the seats sit 18” off the ground, making them a good choice for taller folk.
The seats are generously wide. You won’t have any issues fitting comfortably into the chairs, even if you’re quite close to the maximum supported weight limit. However, be mindful that unless you have long legs, you may not be able to sit far enough back in the chairs to make use of the seatback – they are deep!
Adjustability and Comfort
This will be a relatively short section as there’s nothing adjustable about any of the five pieces included in the set. Comfort-wise, it’s important to set expectations. The chairs that accompany the Tangkula 5 piece outdoor wicker dining set were designed for occasional seating of relatively short duration. As such, they’re sufficiently padded to provide a comfortable seating experience for 1-3 hours.
The seat pads are white and removable, so you can wash or clean them as you need to. The material is a durable, quick-drying, weather-resistant synthetic, and the padding itself is block foam, about two inches thick, so again, not plush, but certainly decent for short duration sitting.
If you’re looking for a chair that’s better suited to lounging for extended periods, these aren’t the chairs you want. The good news is that it’s easy enough to enhance the comfort these chairs offer by adding another seat pad on top of the one that comes with the chair, or by simply swapping it out with a thicker pad.
If you want to spend money, you could even add a memory foam pad or a seat pad that utilized some other advanced comfort material. Add one to the seatback too, and your guests would have no trouble lounging the afternoon away in them. However, if that’s your intention, you’ll probably also want to engineer a few DIY Ottomans to go with these.
Assembly is Required
Tangkula’s production quality isn’t world-class, but it’s markedly better than average, so you shouldn’t have any particular trouble getting the pieces to fit together, and the instructions included with the Tangkula 5 piece patio wicker dining set are clear.
Expect the process to take about 90 minutes, from unboxing and sorting to actually putting everything together and putting the pieces where you want them to go. Note, however, that the company only gives you exactly the number of screws you’ll need to complete the assembly.
There are no extras, so be careful not to drop or lose any, or you’ll find yourself running to the hardware on a quest to get some replacement hardware. This is a bit of an oversight, but it’s certainly not something we’d consider to be a deal-breaker. Just be aware of it as you’re organizing everything for the build.
Note that the company does not offer an expert assembly option here. We can’t really fault them for that. It’s hit or miss where value-priced furniture is concerned. Also, it’s expensive enough that if it were offered and someone were to take advantage of it, it would greatly diminish the value offered by the set.
That, combined with the fact that the assembly process is pretty straightforward anyway, it’s just as well that the option isn’t present. Most people won’t have any difficulty at all, putting the set together and getting it ready for first use.
Pros and Cons of Tangkula 5 Piece Outdoor Wicker Dining Set
In no particular order, here are the things we think you’ll like best about the Tangkula Outdoor Wicker Dining set for 4:
On the other hand, there are a few things you may not be thrilled about:
Tangkula 5 Piece Wicker Patio Dining Set Review Conclusion
For what it is, the Tangkula 5 Piece Wicker Patio dining set is superb furniture. We especially like the table but grudgingly admit that wicker or not, the chairs are pretty awesome too. We still don’t quite love this set, but we do really like it, and it’s certainly priced right.
In our view, the ideal buyer for this furniture set is someone who:
If all three of those apply to you, congratulations! You just found your new outdoor furniture. The purchase of this set is a no-brainer. If only 1-2 of the above apply to you, we still recommend it because the set offers so much value that you’ll still be pleased with your purchase. If none of the above apply to you, then this isn’t the set you want.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
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- How to Take Care of Wicker Outdoor Furniture, Pottery Barn.
- Winterizing Your Patio Furniture, Serenity Health & Home Decor.
- How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture During All Seasons, eclipse SHADING SYSTEMS.
- How to Remove Mold and Mildew From Patio Furniture, Cushions, & Umbrellas, Patio Productions.