I would only recommend this item if it's to be used as decorative ... not as a table, not as an ottoman ... it's not at all sturdy enough for either of those uses. The color is gorgeous, but the overall quality for any use is limited, nothing structural underneath to give it the strength needed to be useful ... you could easily put your foot right through it if you used it as an ottoman.
I know this is sold as an ottoman but I am using it as a table and it's perfect. The color is not what I would call dark brown but more of a gray/black. This is a lightweight yet solid piece of furniture. I have four chairs around it with decorative lanterns on it. Since my decor is coastal it looks very nice but you could even put a glass top over it if you wanted to expand it more as a table. I think it was a great buy for the money!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color looks more black/gray than dark brown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy, excellent construction
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate