We were happy with the product until we found out one part of the wood parts under the seat cushion broke after merely 6 months' of use. The part now dangling under the cushion. Without its support, the cushion sags and does not feel comfortable/safe to use. The major user of this bench is our 6 years' old daughter and none of the people in our family is more than 180 lbs, which is way below the weights limit of this bench. Without knowing this problem, I purchased an identical bench to put in another room. I just hope it can last longer than a couple of years.