Very sturdy, seems well made and like it will hold up well. Covered with beautiful taupe colored velvet, the nail heads are well placed & looks like a quality piece of furniture. I was a little worried it would be flimsy for people to sit on it to remove their shoes in the entry - but no worries. It is solid. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it rocks a tiny bit - one of the plastic disks on the feet must be off a touch because it doesn't sit absolutely solid on the floor. I did stick some felt pads on the disks, so that my wood floor doesn't get scratched.