I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with the quality and look of this ottoman. As soon as I ordered it, I had buyers remorse when thinking that I would have unbuckle the straps and then re-buckle to use it. In fact I had already called customer service to tell them I was returning it. However, I decided to take it out of the box and was really blown away by the quality, sturdiness and look. The reason I decided to keep it is because the buckles have nothing to do with opening it; there are two magnetic snaps which make opening it really easy and it has a nice, quality hinge to boot. The buckles just add a distinctive look to it. I wanted something with clean lines and not "tuft" for the spare bedroom. If that is what you are looking for, you will be very happy. As mentioned, very sturdy and like all of the Overstock storage ottoman, I wish it was 2 inches higher. However, you can fix that if need be by going to Home Depot and buying leg replacements for $8.00, and screw them in. You can't tell the difference. And if you want to match the buckle, you can find those at Home Depot too. Lowe's is closer but they don't sell any leg extensions. Good luck.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect espresso brown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice quality but I wish it was a bit deeper and two inches higher.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Could have been more accurate when describing the straps.