I purchased this product because we desperately needed shoe storage, and at the time, I believed I was probably compromising style, in favor of functionality. Boy was I wrong! This unit is rock solid, and very attractive. The stuffing and padding are robust, and the cloth upholstery is classy. I was also worried that the shoe space would be cramped, but the cubbies are more than ample, and are adjustable. Even the lever that opens and closes the lid, seems quality. I would definitely recommend this unit, and I may purchase another myself for one of our daughters. Bravo!
I absolutely love it! Its sturdy and you can tell it is really well made. When I go to open or close the bench, the hydrolic lift inside is smooth and makes it feel like Im barely touching it. Its super comfy to sit on and hides all my extra shoes that I couldn't fit in the closet ..lol! I was actually surprised each of the boxes for the shoes fit two pairs of shoes! Much more spacious inside than I realized. And the inserts are strong, holding up the shoes without any other support needed (if I don't have shoes in the other slots). I also like the fact that I can take out one or all of the shoe box inserts and put in other things in the bench as well if I want. Definitely worth it!!!!
My bench was delivered earlier this week, in prefect condition. I was a little worried about spending almost *** without any prior reviews; BUT so glad I took the chance! I ordered the large size and it looks fantastic at the foot of my bed. It's sturdy enough that my husband & I can both sit on it while getting ready for work in the morning. The color is much more neutral in person and goes well with the other fabrics already in my decorating scheme. I haven't owned it long enough to comment on how well it will hold up to being in the household of 4 boys & a dog... but I'm pretty confident that this piece will stand the test of time. It's really well built.