I just received my bench today...it took about 1 week to get here...the box was in great shape, no missing pieces, no dents or scratches. I even got the instructions. With my electric screwdriver, hammer and a gentle touch...I had my bench put together in about 1 hour and put under the window in my home office. I love it!!! It fits perfectly under my window in the little nook area off the stairs. It's not real wood, but that's ok...it's still perfect!!! It will go with the storage cabinets I got for the office. I am quite happy with how it turned out. Once I get my cushion made that matches my valances....it will be awesome!! I even threw a couple of throw pillows in the corners and my storage baskets I got...it's beautiful!!! I've been looking for one for years but didn't want to spend $300 or more on it. This one is perfect for the price. Just a note I did put a block of wood under the center towards the back for added support...other than that...it's wonderful!! I am totally happy with my purchase and will be looking at Overstock.com for other goodies down the road.