If you think you can walk in the door and hang up your coat..even your kid's coat..think again. The distant from the hook to the top of the bench is 28" so the jacket or coat poodles on the bench top. A hook on the side would have been nice or a space in the bench's back would solve the problem. These are the things you don't know until you put it together. It's overall height should have been my first clue....but my fault, I missed it. Dont' you Great for bags but not garments
I love this hall tree bench, it is perfect in my kitchen as place to drop my purse, sweater etc.. It is nice and heavy and looks very rich. The only down fall was assembly!! The directions were not helpful and it took us 3 nights to get it fully assembled. ( Too frustrating to finish in a single session.) But I guess worth the finished product.
This is a very sturdy piece of furniture. It only took my nephew 1 hr to assemble it. I purchased this for the backdoor entry which we mostly use, but it was a touch wider than I anticipated. We just put it by the front entry. Hopefully I can find another that is around 30" wide.
The only reason this isn't a 5-star review is that the assembly wasn't a lot of fun. The manufacturer should create a YouTube video of the steps for assembling this quite nice hall tree so that people like me don't have to disassemble sections because the tiny printed directions aren't detailed enough. One thing I will mention is that the wooden slats at the bottom where shoes would be placed are a little delicate and can be dislodged during assembly. Be gentle with those, please. Other than that, this hall tree is a sturdy and attractive addition to my front door area.