This is a high quality bench - well made, and has serious substance to it. I am overweight and can sit on it easily. It's very sturdy. Good room for storage - Top lifts off easily and fits snugly. White is a bright white - great for my beige/white/black bedroom. I only have room for one dresser so this great to store extra clothes. Was packaged securely, and well, with padding. Arrived quickly, undamaged, and I am VERY IMPRESSED with the quality. Thank you Overstock!