It looks nice and is the perfect size for our table but the finish is not very smooth. It could use a bit more sanding down on the wood for a smoother finish to prevent any splinters. The other thing that should be strongly considered is that if you sit on one end of the bench, the other end will lift up like a see saw. I am about 5'2" and 110 lbs. and almost fell off the first time I sat on this bench towards the end. You need to sit more towards the center. Not the safest bench. I like the look of the bench but not too satisfied with the functionality of it. It would be much better if the base was wider to prevent it from tipping.