The bench was exactly what I was looking for and would be perfect except for the strong musty, moldy smell inside the bench!. I have aired it outside, used baking soda to try to get rid of the smell but no luck. I would return the bench but unfortunately while trying to vacuum it out to see if that would help with the smell, the lining almost shredded - which actually enabled me to see that the wood underneath is moldy, and appears that at sometime the benches were water damaged or something. So, listen to reviews and don't purchase this. Sad, because it really is nice looking.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No