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Great deal & perfect solution for "cruising" baby!
 from Columbus, OH,  Jul 10, 2011

This ottoman was a perfect solution for our family as our son has reached the "cruising" stage along the furniture, but our old coffee table was unstable and had many sharp corners. Quality: excellent, especially considering the price. This is a sturdy unit without being too heavy, and the workmanship matches anything similar we saw at local furniture stores for a similar item. Yes, if you went with a leather ottoman, it would be higher quality and more durable - but that is the nature of the product.Style: What you see in the description is what you get (in whatever color you ordered). Keep in mind that microfiber, by its nature, means muted colors. That said, we ordered the "Wine" color, and it's very rich and true to the description. But you will not get a true dark version of any color; they will all seem a little washed out because of the nature of the fabric. Use: This is PERFECT for our need. The top cushion is enough that my son can "cruise" along it without us fearing he'll hurt his head if he slips for a second. It is a great height for putting up our feet - but this will depend on your couch. Ours is pretty low to the ground, so I would imagine it might be lower than other people's couches, but I can't imagine it being higher than many. It's also very lightweight in my opinion for an ottoman, so it's easy to move around. The storage is a great size for being inside an ottoman. I thought it would be miniscule after reading a few reviews here: it's only 6" deep, but it's almost the full size of the ottoman. We put a very small stool, remotes, coasters, a few books, and a handful of other things that were living beneath our coffee table in it. It won't be a toy chest or major storage area, but it can definitely keep a few things out of the way - including a pillow or two and a blanket if desired. Many of the ottomans I saw in the stores had no storage at all, so this is definitely a plus. One thing about using it for resting plates/glasses on: the cushion on top does slope a little bit outward, so it's not perfectly level. You can rest things on it, but you'll need a coaster or something to help keep open drinks flat. Shipping: Amazing! We ordered on a holiday, and the order stayed in a "processing" status for a few days. I chatted with Overstock about when it might ship. They were extremely helpful and let me know it would ship the next day. Standard shipping is 5-10 days from the date of shipping. I received it the same day. The box was on my porch before I saw the email saying that it had shipped. It arrived in perfect condition, and was minimally packaged to protect the ottoman from any damage. Assembly: Incredibly easy. The main part of the ottoman arrives fully assembled - there's no assembly for the hinge. The only thing you have to do is screw in the four feet. There are no instructions, but it's obvious: remove the plastic covering on the screws, find the holes at the four corners of the base (look for the staples on either side of it if you're unsure) and screw them in. It took less than 10 minutes to assemble, and most of that was getting it out of the box! I think that covers it. We are beyond happy with our purchase.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It matched well
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well constructed & easy to assemble. Excellent quality for the price.
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
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