Well made with quality fabric crafted to mimic cowhide. I assembled in in 5 minutes without directions. I have it as on ottoman-coffee table with a rustic wooden tray on it. It's in front of a a brown leather couch and it all looks perfect. I store a curly lamb throw blanket in it to complete the effect. The quality of the bench-ottoman is amazing for the price. It's a winner. Delivery was fast and it arrived packed well and in perfect shape. Great purchase!
Sturdy and easy to assemble. Well-padded. The lid stays up until you push it down, which is helpful. The fabric is pretty cool, it has a horse-hair kind of texture even though it isn't real hide. My only minor complaint is that the "white" parts of the fabric pattern are a bit more beige (maybe "ecru"?) than it appears in the picture - I wanted more of a stark black/white contrast, but both the black and white have a brownish tinge. Not annoying enough to return it, though.
The faux fabric is better than I expected. It is quite soft and has a muted pattern and "grain" that mimics hair-hide. I could not tell this from the photos, but the fabric has lots of brown flecks. I didn't really like that surprise (I thought it was all black and white), but I think the brown flecks make the fabric look more authentic. My main problem is with the shape/contour of the top: it is *very* rounded - almost such that it looks a bit pointy on top. I had planned to sit a tray on the bench on occasion, but that is not really possible. If I place a tray on the top it will have to tip to one side or the other (like a seesaw), because there is no flat area on top. Perhaps, with time and use, the contour will flatten enough for me to sit a tray on it. The top cushion seems to be supported/suspended with a spring - it is quite springy/bouncy. The springiness is comfortable, but I do sink down into the bench more than I would expect, which surprised me initially. I think a heavier person might feel inadequately supported, but my husband has not complained. The spring will probably maintain it's shape more over time vs. other construction methods (not really a plus for me given the pointiness of the top). Also, this construction leaves the top mostly hollow, so it would be quite easy to punch through the underside of the bench top in error. Inspect all the legs before installation. One of my legs arrived damaged, seemingly from bumping against the hinge (inside) during transit. With foresight I was able to attach that leg such that the imperfection is not visible. Note, also, that my bench squeaks when I sit to one side. Overall, the bench quality was about what I would expect (maybe a tad lower) for the style and price. From afar, it looks stylish and will certainly "pop." It does, however, have some shortcomings that become apparent with use and closer inspection.
This is exactly as shown and I LOVE IT! I'm doing a western Shabby Chic in my Master Bedroom and this couldn't be more PERFECT. I bought the matching pillows too!! Threw a bunch of bright color in with it with some black Chandelier pictures I also purchased from OS.com and it looks amazing! Not quite done or I'd include a photo!! So Happy with this purchase!!
Comfortable, nice-looking, and perfect size for a couple of medium backpacks, a couple of jackets, and another medium bag. So far this has resolved the mess in our foyer, that would not quite fit in our coat and shoe closet. Thank you!
This bench is great. I wanted a cowhide, but this is a sort of microfiber but with a texture, or "grain pattern" if you will. It looks like cowhide because of this and cleans up great, and I don't have to worry about using this piece of furniture because I paid a lot or because of its natural fibers.
Cheap, poor quality fabric, that vaguely resembles cowhide. The item also has an odd perfume-like smell. I would return, but it's for a VRBO also I will not have to live with it. Hopefully it will some what durable. The bench does have a nice amount of padding.