this bench is great and super helpful! I bought it for my wife and she loves it. She was out of town for 1 whole week and I was hoping that this would come in before she got home and it did. Took it out of the box and it took me literally 15 mintues to assemble. Perfect! My wife got home and loved it! she replaced the bench that we had that was metal looking with this one. Hey I like it, I sometime I tend to store a lot of junk at the bottom and this storage thing is pretty sturdy. My wife uses the actual storage and she tends to put her books magazines etc and the storage gives her that space that she needs. With all that, we can even sit on it and wow real leather! My wife loves me even more now haha!