I read all of the reviews for every ottoman with trays out there . . . all of them. I was looking for something sturdy that would hold up if my 6 yr old pounced on it. I believe I have found it. The inside is supported by cross supports - each quarter is seperate. The trays themselves are sturdy and sit on top of the supports. The exterior is true black, not shiney and well constructed. While we have had the 'just for feet' lecture, I feel confident that this piece will survive the occational pounce when I'm not looking. :)
Lovelovelove this. When we got rid of our old coffee table and put this out, everyone commented on how nice it looks. I keep 3 sections with cushions up since our 2 grandkids like to sit on them and 1 section nearest me with the cushion side down to hold my snack and cup and my phone, etc. from getting misplaced. The grandkids also like to sit in the cubicles to watch TV!
The ottoman is just what I was looking for with its storage and trays. The black bonded leather looks good considering the price. It doesn't look cheap. The ottoman appears to be well made. There was a very minor tear in one of the leather cushions, but nothing a black sharpie can't easily cover. A couple of the trays have a few dings, too. Overall, though, considering the price I paid I think I got a good deal and just what I needed for my home.
We chose this to replace our main coffee table in the living room because of the versatility. The cushioning on the top of the table is excellent and very cushy. I'm not sure what the trays are made of underneath the cushions, a cross between wood and plastic? Nonetheless, they are very hard and durable. There were a few minor scratches on them, but nothing too concerning. I've had to be extra careful when flipping over the cushions, as my fingernails have scratched the leather. Shipping was excellent. I am giving it 4 stars only because it is slightly difficult to flip the top trays/cushions, as the handles are hidden and it's hard to get a grip on them. Otherwise when flipping from the tray side to the cushion side is no problem. The storage underneath is adequate- seems to be cardboard or particleboard dividers covered in a felt material.
It arrived quickly and I can honestly say, for the price, it's an amazing deal. We were looking for a table that would allow for additional seating. It's perfect! Great size and the versatility of storage combined with being able to flip the top over for a hard surface are great. It's exactly as pictured and appears to be good quality unlike some others. Highly recommend. We're considering buying one for our office as well.