Outfit your patio or deck in style with the beautiful Outsunny Modern 4 Piece Conversation Set. This Outsunny Classic Modern Patio Set [Amazon] is a great choice for those looking for modern design and a low height, cushioned outdoor furniture set. The overall look will fit nicely in a variety of design contexts, and the simple black and white theme feels classic. That said, if you don’t like sitting on low, deep furniture, this set may not be ideal for your needs.
In this article, we will take a close look at this set, consider the positives and negatives of it, and give our verdict on it.
Outsunny Modern 4 Piece Conversation Patio Set Product Review
This Modern four piece patio set comes with the following pieces:
- One double sofa (a loveseat, in typical language)
- Two single sofas (two armchairs, in the usual wording)
- One tea table
- Three seat cushions
- Four back cushions
With an elegant creamy white cushion, with black PE Wicker to compliment, this modern furniture set will certainly look great in your patio area. It is stylish, flexible, and unassuming. You may find it difficult to assemble this patio set, but carefully read the manual and arrange all tools to make this work easy (see below).
We also strongly suggest buyers carefully consider the dimensions of the unit and take a tape measure to envision what the actual pieces will look like. They are on the small side.
Key Features at a Glance
- Versatile setup options allow users to configure their space is multiple ways
- Low-seating and extra-deep chair with thick cushions for an outstanding back support
- Trendy and chic lines with simple angles, clean and contemporary lines
- Black PE Rattan Wicker finish elegantly complements the cushions
- The stylish rattan table with tempered glass top is a good centerpiece
- All weather PE Rattan Wicker and rust-resistant powder-coated steel frames make this patio set durable and weather resistant
- 4” thick zippered cotton cushions are comfortable, and easy to clean
- Ships in 3 separate boxes for ease of movement
Dimensions and Specs
- Dimensions of Double Sofa: 48.75″ W x 26.5″ D x 29.5″ H
- Inside Width of Double Sofa: 42.75″
- Dimensions of Tea Table: 37.5″ W x 19.25″ D x 12.75″ H
- Dimensions of Single Sofa: 26.75″ W x 26.25″ D x 29.5″ H
- Inside Width of Single Sofa: 20.75″
- Seat Height: 17″ H to top of cushion, 13″ to frame
- Glass Dimensions: 37.5″ L x 19.5″ W x 5mm Height
- Weight Capacity: 396.8lbs
- Net Weight: 114.7lbs
- Material: PE Rattan and Steel Frame
- Rattan Color: Black
- Cushion Color: Cream White
Outsunny 4 Piece Conversation Set: The Details
In this section, we will consider several aspects of the patio set — the aesthetics, build quality, usability, maintenance, assembly, etc.
In the aesthetics category, the Outsunny 4 Piece Patio set gets top marks. There are very few patio sets in the price range that have the lines and elegance of this patio set, and Outsunny has done a nice job with the design here. The color and material choice are excellent, there are no unnecessary arcs or curves, and everything is low, deep, and stylish.
Aesthetically, this set is hard to beat in its price range!
Functionality of Modern 4 Piece Patio Set
The Outsunny 4 Piece Conversation Set is quite functional, capable of seating four people of normal proportions fairly comfortably. The seats are pretty configurable and can be used in a variety of ways.
That said, these chairs are fairly low, narrow, and deep. Those on the heftier side and those who have difficulty getting out of low, deep furniture will not find these chairs comfortable at all. Wider people will want to sit only on the love seat.
Overly tall people may find the low back lacking in support, though the cushions are designed to rise over the back frame so as to provide additional back support.
The chairs have a straight back as opposed to an angled back. Though there is a cushion to somewhat mitigate this, the straight back is somewhat uncomfortable. We understand the desire for a straight back in terms of aesthetics, but designing purely for aesthetics, and ignoring comfort, is a mistake.
The cushions are a bit thin, and buyers may want to replace them over time.
The table is simply a PE Wicker frame and box, with a tempered glass top. We feel that Outsunny could have gotten a little more creative with the table, adding some shelves, creating some storage, etc. As of now, it’s simply a frame holding up the glass top. It works as a table, but Outsunny missed an opportunity to add some additional storage or functionality.
Material and Build Quality
The materials are pretty standard for PE Wicker furniture in this price range. PE Wicker is a resin material that is woven around a frame, in this case, a powder coated steel frame. For more information about outdoor wicker, see our article here. Regardless, the materials in the frame are an excellent choice for outdoor durability.
The cushions are about 4″ thick, made of a slippery white polyester, and are zippered for easy removal for cleaning. That said, they are white, and will almost certainly get dirty unless you store the cushions in a deck box, or cover them when not in use. You may also want to spray the cushions with Scotch Guard UV sun and water protector [Amazon] or similar spray.
The tempered glass top on the tea table is nice and has little rubber feet to give it some grip against the table. If you’re in an area with tons of sun, you may want to shelter the glass top when not in use. Some users have reported the glass shattering on them due to temperature, but this is not likely to happen if you’re not in a really hot climate.
This product needs assembly, and directions are included. Many have found the assembly of this set to be a real bear, and it may help to view the directions [aosom.com pdf] to get a sense of what the steps are, and where the headaches might be. Unfortunately, the pieces are not labeled, which makes the assembly a bit difficult for those who are not used to putting together flat pack furniture.
Additionally, the directions are not as good as those found in, say, an Ikea set, and some find that assembly is a real negative.
When assembling this type of PE Wicker furniture, it is always helpful to get the bolts partially tightened all around, and then go back and completely tighten in a second round.
While it seems like you’re adding a step, this process makes the whole assembly go much easier. By starting everything and then going back to tighten once all the screws are partially in place, nothing will get out of alignment and you’ll be able to tighten all the screws without stripping them.
A few things to note on assembly:
- Short screws are for the table, long screws are for the chairs
- When assembling the chairs and sofa, attach parts A and C first (the back and one side of the chair). Then attach the seat (part D). Then finally the other side gets attached (part B)
Cleaning and Maintenance
The PE Wicker and steel frame is pretty easy to maintain. Simply hose the set down with water, and use a mild detergent if there is any dirt or stubborn stains on the frame.
From time to time check the metal frame as best you can. If you see the powder coat wearing off of the steel, spray with Rustoleum paint to keep the frame from rusting.
The cushions unzip for easy machine washing, but as we said, the white color will quickly get beaten up. Take the cushions inside, store them, or cover them when not in use, and be prepared to find new pillows or order new cushions for the set after a few years (note: Outsunny does not sell replacement cushions, unfortunately).
The Bottom Line
The Outsunny Modern 4 Piece Conversation Set is a beautiful, modern outdoor furniture set that will be ideal for many buyers looking for design. The price is excellent given the quality and aesthetics of this set, and as long as buyers understand what they’re getting, they will be happy.
Be prepared for a low, modern, small set of furniture, and be sure to read over the instructions (linked above) carefully in order to get a sense of the assembly. Partially tighten all the screws before going back and fully tightening everything. Finally, be sure to not leave the cushions exposed to the elements when not in use.
The Outsunny Modern 4 Piece set is a great choice for many looking for modern design at an inexpensive price!
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