I received this bench within a week of ordering and was so happy when I opened the box. Simply said, this bench is beautiful. The fabric resembles a cross between a canvas and linen texture and the color of the fabric is a perfect taupe with a true brown hue (not verging on grey or rose colored). The seat of the bench in firm and is perfect for the end of my king size poster bed. The bench is very easy to put together, simply screw on the legs located in the zipped pouch under the bench.