We looked at a lot of these ottomans in store at the same price point (and higher delivery fees) and were not all that impressed, so when we purchased this one on-line my expectations were low. But so far, so good! We've had it for a few weeks and it looks great and is very functional. Works for our needs: a stylish ottoman and coffee table that our kids won 't knock their heads on. I'm also pleased that it's functional as table - we use coasters for our glasses and they are very stable.