This is a solid wood stool. Since I planned to sit on it at my vanity, that was important. The drawer doesn't fit like a high quality dresser drawer, but it looks nice and give good storage as does the space under the lid. The cloth on top is a light maize(yellow) color not the ivory in the picture, but since I intended to recover it to match my décor, this was not an issue for me. Recovering is easy since the cushion can be removed from underneath the lid with a screw driver.