I was looking for a bench to put near the door to store shoes, and something you can sit on when putting on / taking off shoes. This fit the bill perfectly. The bench is all wood (not composite material as far as I can tell) and took about 10 minutes to assemble. Arrived in perfect condition, just a few natural wood marks/knots/etc. Size is just right. The only issue I can come up with is that the shoe shelves are just about 1" too short to fit most shoes (e.g., sneakers) without having to squish them in a little -- not a big deal at all. Would definitely recommend this, and I'd buy another one if i had multiple doors where it was needed.
This is a great product for the price! Sturdy and ample storage for several pairs of shoes, even men's sizes, perfect for just inside a door or a small hallway. It is definitely not an elegant piece of furniture, but solid wood, easy to assemble and functional.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Actual
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
This is a nice useful little bench that could serve a variety of purposes where a small storage bench is needed. In our case we needed a shoe bench for the hallway outside our apartment door, not so deep that it would obstruct the door or be considered a fire hazard in the hallway. This bench fit our bill perfectly. Caveats: like other reviewers have pointed out, it only holds small and regular sized shoes, sandals, flip-flops, etc. - woud not work for boots or tall shoes unless the middle shelf was left off during assembly, then it would hold just a few pairs of boots. Also, our unit arrived with small dings and imperfections, but not bad enough to return the item, I placed the best looking side out. Overall for the price, we're happy with this bench and we use it every day to take off and put on our shoes outside the apartment door. We even reclaimed one large storage shelf inside, by putting our lowtop (and low cost) shoes outside our door in the bench.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Nearly exact match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality, functional and somewhat stylish
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
For where we needed a shoe bench, this really fit the bill. We had just enough space for it and its enough to comfortably sit on. Also, we discovered the space between the second shelf and the ground is equally good for another layer of shoes. This worked out to be exactly what we needed. Only issue would be it came with some minor blemishes, right around the mark of where we'd take it back if it was purchased locally, but it is very sturdy with multiple people sitting on it (thought we are all tall and thin here, so small butts!). We think its great.
Very handy to have a place to store the shoes. Looks nice and doesn't take up much room. The top shelf is shorter than the bottom one so the littlest child keeps her shoes on that shelf, and many adult-sized shoes are too tall even for the bottom shelf so they sit on the floor below while the elementary-aged child keeps his shoes on the bottom shelf. Not practical for the children to sit on to put their shoes on - too high for them, and not really big enough - so they prefer to sit on the floor to do that, but I am so happy that there is now a place for their shoes to live, and sometimes when we get home they actually put their shoes in the right spot now!
These were the only benches I found that would fit in the area on my front porch landing. I bought 2 to flank each side of my doorway so that there's a place to sit when visitors take off/put on their shoes. These are very easy to put together and is very sturdy once assembled.
I'm not sure if the bench is meant for outdoors but it's been there (looking quite nice and being really functional) for a few months now. It's only been rain and a little sun so far and I'm really hoping that it'll withstand the coming cold weather and maybe snow. The space between placements are way too narrow for anything other than flats and slippers, and maybe sneakers.
My husband is 5'11" and this is his bench in the bedroom for putting socks and shoes off and on daily. I've had it for about 3 years and have never had to tighten anything. Very solid.wvdreamin on Jul 8, 2013
We've had two adults (around 350 lbs combined weight) sit on the bench at the same time with no issues.stcoboe9 on Sep 5, 2013
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