I've had this ottoman for a while now and it is still in great condition. Hinges don't squeak. Color is still a rich brown. Construction remains sound. I sit on it and so do my kids. They even slide across it. Tufts look great and it serves the purpose of storing blankets for in front of the TV. It's done exactly what I needed.
Bench is exactly as pictured. I was looking for a storage bench to put at the foot of my king sized bed. This bench looks handsome and substantial and sets up immediately. It's a great place to sit and put on your shoes and storage for those extra blankets or miscellaneous household items. Great value!
We bought this to replace our coffee table when my daughter turned a year old so she would have something softer to pull up on. She had been hitting her head on our old table with sharper corners. I can't say how pleased I am with the way this ottoman has held up. It doubles as our coffee table and toy storage in our living room. 2 years after purchasing it, storing toys in it, eating on it, spilling milk on it, and having a now-3 year old jump on and off of it, it looks nearly brand new. There are just a couple small scuffs on the legs from vacuuming and a few small, barely visible scratches from little finger nails on the top. We were very pleased with the price and shipping speed, and have received tons of compliments on it. We just purchased the smaller version from Christopher Knight to keep in our living room, as we just added baby #2 and now need somewhere to store her stuff. I would highly recommend anything in this brand line, and especially this ottoman!
This product lasted for about 3 months before all the seams started splitting. I realized too late that the seams on top of the ottoman were barely holding together; eventually, they split and the padding started spilling out. I have patched and patched it to the point that there are more patches than original seams! Would have been better if the top seams were all double stitched to hold. It's been about a year now so I am getting a new ottoman. Very disappointed with the quality of this product.
The bench is very low to the floor. The lid is flat on the inside so you lose some much needed storage space. Holds a queen size comforter and one set of sheets but that's all no room for decorative pillows. They have to lay on top leaving the room looking a little cluttered.
I just got this storage bench hoping to use it as a coffee table. It's beautiful- quality material, the hinges open and close quietly and seem like they won't smash little fingers. I'm probably going to return it but only because it's a little narrow for the space I wanted it in. The width is only about 19" and although I read that in the details I didn't do a good enough job measuring. It really is a great value though.