Urban Barn furniture - good quality/bad quality/meh?
August 3, 2010 8:40 PM Subscribe
Anyone have any experience with Urban Barn furniture, good/bad/otherwise? I'm considering buying a used sofa and chair, but wondering if I should take the money and buy a lesser name new set elsewhere, instead.
posted by nicoleincanada to shopping (4 answers total)
This does seem like a mildly ridiculous use of an AskMeFi question, but so it goes. I'm in the market for a new couch/chair and have a friend willing to sell me both items. They're three years old but seem to be good quality, and are from Urban Barn. And I like them. No concerns about bedbugs and such. The catch is that even if he sells me this stuff for less than half what he paid originally (and that's the offer), I could still probably get a new, albeit less trendy and possibly lower-quality, set for the same price.
So, does anyone have any testimonies as to the quality of Urban Barn furnishings, relative to the price? In the past I've generally bought used furniture and would be happy to do so again, but not if this stuff has a 'best before' date. (Though both items do come with an apparently very good warranty....which may or may not apply to me as a secondary owner. Have to call about that.)
FYI, not sure if Urban Barn exists outside Canada, but it is not to be confused with Pottery Barn. Also, I did try to find some furniture quality reviews online, but couldn't seem to find anyone who'd owned Urban Barn stuff for more than a year or so.