I love that I can use this product as an ottoman, coffee table, and/or storage unit. FINALLY I can clear my table of sewing clutter without having to hide it all in other rooms. I can store my current projects in it and don't have to go on a search to gather everything I need - it's all right there. It has room for my patterns, boxes of sewing accessories and tools, fabric, and even my portable sewing machine. The framing is strong enough to hold it all. It's like a mini sewing room. For my purposes it is attractive and fits nicely into my decor - I like things eclectic and a little rustic, but not overboard. The only thing i would like is if it would be a little smaller. I guess I didn't realize just how big 35" square is! Lucky I had lots of room to play with!! Even as large as it is, I am very very pleased with it - just what I needed in that room.