The Garden Oasis Harrison 7 Piece Dining Set is a delightful dining set with some great features at a bargain price point. The set includes a table, side chairs, and two swivel chairs for comfort at the table ends. This patio dining set is constructed in a rustic, stylish setup, with simple lines and high-quality materials. Mostly devoid of unnecessary flourishes and designed in an eclectic style, this set will fit in most any outdoor decor, from transitional to contemporary Mediterranean to traditional.
This article reviews the Garden Oasis Harrison Dining Set, examines each of the pieces, and touches on the pros and cons of this dining set.
Who is the Garden Oasis Harrison 7 Piece Dining Set For?
The Garden Oasis Harrison dining set is ideal for those who are looking for a fairly large, high-quality dining set at a bargain price. The Harrison set comfortably seats six and features a large table capable of handling a lot of food, and place settings for six.
The chairs are quite comfortable and weather-resistant. For those who love swivel chairs, the end chairs are great, and the side chairs are wide, sturdy, and designed for maximum comfort.
Those who have a space of 10′ x 12′ should be clear to use this 7 Piece dining set. A 10′ x 10′ area would be tight, but would probably work, as long as the end chairs were pushed in when not in use.
The Garden Oasis Harrison set includes the following items:
- Glass-top patio table with steel frame
- Two swivel arm chairs
- Four side arm chairs
Note: images may show a patio umbrella inserted through the table; this umbrella is not included.
- Table: 36″ W x 62″ L x 27.5″ H
- Chairs : 30″ x 25″ x 38″
- Chair Seat Height: 17″
Here are the basic features of the Garden Oasis Harrison seven-piece dining set, and of the individual items.
Patio Dining Set
- 6 Person Capacity
- 2 Year Warranty
- Electic Style
- Stackable side chairs
- Swivel armchairs
- 225lb capacity
- Washable fabric
- Frame made of powder coated steel
- Top made of tempered, textured glass
- Hole for umbrella, and plug if umbrella is not being used
The table consists of a powder coated steel frame with a glass top. In the center of the top is a cut out for a patio umbrella to slip through; there is also a thoughtfully-provided cap for those that don’t need a patio umbrella in the table.
The table is designed so that the legs are inset, and for the most part, don’t bump up against the knees of those sitting at the table. Fitting six here is not particularly difficult.
The steel frame is coated with a thick powder coat of black paint. The table is quite rust-resistant, especially if you use a furniture cover with the table. With all patio furniture, using a patio furniture cover will result in significantly longer life for the furniture, so we always suggest picking up a cover.
One concern of the table is that some users have found that sudden impacts (or even random temperature fluctuations) will shatter the glass! If the glass on your table shatters, contact Garden Oasis and inquire about a replacement.
The bad news is that breakage of the glass top is not covered under warranty, so you’ll have to work a replacement out with Garden Oasis.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to get a new one without much difficulty, but if it’s a challenge, it may be cheaper to go to a local glass shop and purchase new glass in the appropriate size. Another option is to purchase a brand new table in a similar style.
The Side Chairs
The chairs are made with a slingback design that is quite comfortable, stylish and is wonderfully suited for outdoor use. The material is quick drying and UV-resistant.
The side chairs feature arms for comfort and are gently contoured so that those sitting in the chairs are seated in a relaxed position.
The chairs are fairly light, though they are made of steel. The powder coat is well applied on these chairs, and they should not rust for a long time. If you start to see bare metal, spray with Rustoleum paint, or similar.
The Side Chairs are quite wide, wider than many side chairs. Consequently, they are quite comfortable and are easy for most anyone to sink into.
These chairs stack quite nicely, making covering and storage easy. We encourage users to stack these chairs when not in use, as it will help prevent the chairs from blowing over in the wind. If your set is in a windy area, take a look at our guide to weighting down your patio furniture here.
The Swivel Chairs
The set is capped by two swivel chairs, which feature arms, and are quite comfortable. The design of these chairs does not really feature a rocking motion, though the give in the fabric and in the seat structure means that they can rock back and forth a little bit.
We would hesitate to call that a true rocking motion, though.
They do swivel quite nicely, though! These chairs can rotate 360′ for easy access to the chair, and for maximum ease of use.
Overall, these chairs are extremely comfortable, they dry off quickly after a rain, and the fabric is UV and fade resistant. Unlike the side chairs, the swivel chairs do not stack.
We recommend keeping these chairs covered when not in use. Though they do dry quickly, keeping them covered will significantly increase the useful life of this set.
Assembly and Care
Assembly of this set is not difficult and can be accomplished in 15-20 minutes with no special tools. The slingbacks get attached to the chair frames, the bases get attached to the swivel chairs, and the legs get attached to the table, all with Allen bolts.
It can be helpful to view the assembly instructions to get a sense of what you’ll be getting into once you receive the set. If you would like to take a look at the Garden Oasis Harrison dining set assembly instructions, please click here [pdf].
To clean your Harrison Dining Set, simply hose down with water for basic cleaning. For more stubborn stains, wash with a mild soap and water solution, rinse thoroughly with water, and dry in the sun. It’s best not to use bleach or solvents with this set, and as we said above, it is certainly wise to cover it!
The Bottom Line
The glass shattering issue is a concern with this set, and it is unclear whether the issue has been resolved completely. Some buyers report the glass shattering out of nowhere; others have had the whole table flip over, and have no damage to the glass.
We suggest keeping the set covered when not in use, so as to prevent hot sun from beating on it for long periods of time, and be gentle with the glass when in use.
The warranty is a plus on this set, but it is unfortunate that the glass is not covered under warranty.
Overall, the Garden Oasis Harrison 7pc set is a very nice set with a frustrating flaw. It is a good deal at its price point, but if you’re uncomfortable with the risk of shattered glass in your backyard, we suggest you look elsewhere.
Last update on 2022-01-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API