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SKU: 251987
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
  • Dakota 71" Bench
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Product Description

Dakota's dramatic sweep of European white oak pales in modern shades of grey, setting an organic, elegantly understated tone for the dining room. Undulating, soft curves sanded smooth follow the tree's profile, exposing natural wood tones and live edge. "Fuming," a technique which reacts with the wood's natural tannins to alter the color without stain, produces the subtle grey tones. The base of the bench complements the seat's organic nature with one built-up leg at each end. The Dakota 71" Bench is a Crate and Barrel exclusive.

  • Solid European white oak with fumed finish
  • Plastic floor glides
  • Seats three
  • Sized for our Dakota 99" Dining Table
  • Made in Poland


  • View Dimensions for Dakota 71" Bench

    Dimensions for Dakota 71" Bench

    Seat Height

    Height: 18"

    Seat Depth

    Depth: 14.5"

    Distance Between Legs

    Width: 54"


    Width: 2.5"

    Depth: 16.5"

    Height: 9.25"

    Overhang Past Legs

    Width: 6"

    Overall Dimensions

    Width: 71"

    Depth: 14.5"

    Height: 18"

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Dakota 71 Bench is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful. I followed another reviewers suggestion to use Varathane Soft Touch Polyurethane, Matte Finish (it's water based NOT oil based) from Home Depot to seal the bench and it turned out perfect! The poly didn't alter the color (oil based polyurethane will change the color adding amber/yellow tones, while water based will not) and it was easy to apply not leaving brush strokes and dried quickly. I applied 5 coats letting it dry 2 hours between each coat. Now the bench is protected and will stay beautiful! Also, I have a 1, 2 and 8 year old and have had no issues with it tipping over since I received it over 6 months ago.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tipping Hazard This bench is beautiful but a complete hazard. We purchased the bench about a year ago and we were very excited about the flexible seating options it would provide. It looks amazing in my dining room. However, after we had the bench a few months, my 5 year old son was sitting on the bench and it tipped and fell on his foot. Thankfully it did not break his foot but it did require a trip to the ER, X-rays and wearing a boot for 10 days. In retrospect, I would have picked the Big Sur with its sturdy 4 post construction had I realized this could happen. I see that C&B has taken to blaming the customer for placing their benches on irregular surfaces and stating the bench is 3rd party tested. In that case, the bench should come with a warning that the surface must be perfectly even. My hardwood floors are not. I purchased the rug at C&B at the same time as the table for the express purpose of going under this dining table and bench and was never made aware of this issue. Also C&B's own images of this table and bench actually show the bench on a rug. Redesigning this bench with wider legs would be a very easy fix and I have serious doubts about just how rigorous this 3rd party is that tests these benches. Try it yourself. Sit on the bench and rock your weight slightly forward or backward. I am constantly worried this will happen again and as a result, we eat at our breakfast table most of the time. Now I have 2 options-- replacing the bench with 2 chairs and losing the seating flexibility we intended that space to have or replacing both the table and bench which is obviously a very expensive fix. I am very disappointed in this bench.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly designed While beautiful with the Dakota table, which we purchased, this bench is very unstable, flipping very easily if someone sits too close to the edge. On at least three occasions in the short time we've had it the bench has tipped over and dumped our guests onto the floor (children and adults)! It seems the legs should be wider to stabilize the bench. A big design flaw.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and beautiful! We have had the bench for a month now. My kids (1.5 and 3.5 years) use the bench daily and we have not had any trouble with it being tipsy like some other reviews stated. It's a great addition to our table and really opens up the room by not having chairs on one side.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It very well built, but tilts very easily It goes really well with the smaller table fitting almost the entire side. The problem is if you put it on a mat or carpet, it becomes unstable and tilts very easily. Even my 18 months old is able to make this bench tumble sideways. Plus the top is quite heavy. So I'm concern someone can really get injured if this bench falls on their foot.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & Elegant We purchased the Dakota dining bench without the table and use it in our front entry under a custom mirror of similar color. The overall result is simple and elegant. The quality of the bench is great. As all are individual, we found that the color of our bench is slightly darker than the one in our local Crate and Barrel store. Still it is beautiful. I have no regrets with this purchase and would buy it again.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Design problem Soon after this 71" bench was delivered, we noticed that every time we sat on it, the bench would make a cracking noise and wobbled a bit. The person sitting in the middle would feel a slight sag. So I called Crate & Barrel to discuss the issue. The sales lady thought this could be fixed with some minor adjustments and sent a furniture guy to fix it. Apparently nothing could be tightened or fixed. It is a design issue. If the bench legs were placed closer together, they would have provided more strength and better support to the mid section. I finally decided to return it in exchange for the shorter version. The 51" version looks and feels more balanced. Crate & Barrel should consider placing the legs of the 71" bench closer together to yield better support to the whole bench. I would recommend the 51" bench but not the 71" version.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful bench! Love the bench - it goes great with the table. We originally bought the 76 inch table and the shorter bench, but returned for the 71 inch bench. The shorter bench would have been fine for people sitting between the table legs, but there would have been a lot of unused space at the ends. One star missing because the wood shows wear & tear - but I knew it would. Love the rustic / modern combo!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bench When I bought the Dakota table I also bought one bench, but not to use only for seating. It also makes a great coffee table in a narrow room. When I need extra seating, I can always move it over to a table.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Love these benches- They compliment this table in a big way- couldn't imagine the table without the matching benches. They slide on our bamboo floors without any scratching and sit flush to the ground. The colors mimic the table perfectly. The edging on the benches is smooth- making it very comfortable to sit on.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tilts/rocks easily We have had this bench for almost a year. It looks great and complements the Dakota dining table, but after using it all this time, I must say I'm disappointed in the design. The top is about 17" wide, while the legs are only 9.5" wide. This means that changing your position slightly while sitting on the bench will cause it to start tilting. This is an issue even when there are other people sitting on the bench. The top piece is also very heavy, which makes the bench even less stable.In summary, the bench looks great but isn't very practical.
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from inconsisten quality purchased 2 benches. 1 is fine. other has rough edges that were not properly sanded and left 1 inch cut on 6 year old sliding off the bench.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I bought one Dakota bench for a landing on the second floor of my home. It fits perfectly and looks elegant. Lovely color and I receive many compliments on the style of the bench.Only downside -- had to return the first bench because I was told I could put it together myself and the hardware that came with it was the wrong size. On the second try, all went well. Love the bench!
Date published: 2012-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bench I bought this to co ordinate with the Dakota dining table we bought about a year ago for a mud room area that opens into dr. It looks great and pulls the look together without looking too 'matchy'! Love the modern rustic style. Have the Miles chairs at the table to soften look.
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well crafted and beautiful
Date published: 2012-03-01
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You've put a lot of care into choosing your furnishings. And with continued care at home, they should share your address for many years to come. Now for your owner's manual...

  • Dust with soft dry cloth.
  • Do not leave spills unattended.
  • Wood characteristics: grain, knots, pitting, mineral deposits.
  • Expansion and contraction will occur with changes in humidity.
  • Seasonal splitting and checking are inherent to this product.
  • Handcrafted and unique, slight variation may occur.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaner.
  • Use natural beeswax regularly to maintain finish.
  • Protect from heat and liquids.
  • Even weight distribution is recommended for maxiumum stability.
  • Finish may darken with time and exposure to the elements.
  • Staining is inherent to natural wax finish; Maintain wax as needed
  • Wipe spills immediately to reduce staining and water marks.
  • Protect surface from stains and scratching.
  • Use of linens, coasters and trivets is recommended.
  • Finisher's Formula (sold thru Crate&Barrel) is recommended.
  • Test in an inconspicuous spot first and follow mfg. instructions.

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Proof of purchase is required to issue an appropriate exchange, credit or refund, as well as any taxes due to be refunded in accordance with applicable state law. Refunds will be issued in the Original Form of Tender (cash refunds are limited to $100 in store with any balance refunded as a check by mail). For your convenience, we will accept the following as proof of your purchase:

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Additional Colors and Frames, Custom Furniture, and Custom Rugs

These special-order items are made to your individual specifications; therefore, we cannot accept returns or exchanges.

Additional Colors and Frames, plus Custom fabrics and select leg finish and cushion options, can be purchased at stores and online; visit a store for all Custom fabric, finish, cushion and detail options (prices vary based on selection).

We require a 50% deposit for all Additional Color, Additional Frame and Custom order merchandise. The balance must be paid in full prior to scheduling delivery (or pickup of eligible items).

Once you place your order for Additional Color, Additional Frame or Custom merchandise, you have 72 hours to change or cancel. After 72 hours, your 50% deposit is nonrefundable. The 72-hour time frame begins as soon as you place your order and confirm your fabric selection in a store or online.

For Additional Color, Additional Frame and Custom orders canceled within 72 hours, an appropriate exchange, credit or refund will be issued, as well as any taxes due to be refunded in accordance with applicable state law. Refunds will be issued in the Original Form of Tender (cash refunds are limited to $100 in store with any balance refunded as a check by mail).

If an Additional Color, Additional Frame or Custom item arrives with a manufacturing defect or damage caused during transit, we will repair or replace the defective or damaged area. If that is not possible, we will arrange an exchange. We reserve the right to determine the best course of action.

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