Great ottoman! Looks great and love how sturdy it is. We purchased an ottoman in hopes to get rid of our coffee table, and in place use a tray on top of an ottoman. I was hesitant about doing because I was worried how study the ottoman would be, but this works out great with this specific ottoman. It's solid, but still soft for your feet. The hydraulics help with opening and closing the top so it's not inconvenient to try and hold up the top while getting blankets etc., out. Beautiful color too. Thanks Overstock!