I wanted a nice-looking, easy-to-assemble cubby bench for not too much money, and this fits that description perfectly. It looks really nice and is sturdy enough for someone to sit on. It arrived in excellent condition and was relatively easy to put together. The only trouble I had was because of my own mistake. I didn't realize that the holes on the two inner panels are different sizes on each side. One side has holes that are larger to fit dowels, and the other side has holes that are smaller to fit screws. Though that seems obvious now, it didn't when I was putting the bench together, so I ended up buying larger screws (because I was trying to fit them in the larger holes) and widening the holes on the other side with my electric drill to fit the dowels. I figured it out when I moved to the next panel. But otherwise, it was easy to put together and I did it by myself. I'm very happy with my purchase.