This bench is ok and was pretty much what I was looking for (until I saw and ad for the exact thing I wanted a couple days after I ordered this!) a basic functional bench to put our shoes on. The only problem with it is that the cubby hole MDF is painted and gets a lot of dings on it. It does come with a pen to do touch ups.
Very good detailed assembly instructions, but this is not as easy as screw, tighten and ready. This is pretty complicated and took me at least an hour and I still had to call my husband to help. The shoe cubby's themselves are kind of flimsy, and the front of those pieces are not the smooth mdf as the top/sides. The cubbys facings are rough and look like they were painted then folded, so mine needed touch ups after assembly. There is a touch up marker included, which is nice and good planning. The unit was so dusty after assembly, not sure if it was from residue of the pieces, or what, but it was tough to clean. I have other stuff made out of this material, and it's a dust magnet. You have to wipe it with a wet cloth immediately followed by a dry cloth to really get the wood dust of it. The finished unit looks ok, but in hindsight I should have looked for something that was slightly taller, but maybe I can add casters or some legs. Very well packaged and nothing missing or broken.
For the price, this bench is great. We are using it for an entryway bench. We had existing *** bookcase that it matches well with. Added a colorful pillow for the bench and it looks great. Be careful because its MDF so it will scratch easily, otherwise great inexpensive option!
I received the box two days after ordering. Way to go overstock! The bench comes completely unassembled, but very well packed. It came together very easily with simple, easy to follow instructions. I assembled it by myself, all I needed was a philips head screwdriver. It's pretty heavy for it's size as it's made from MDF and particle board, has a nice veneer. As far as the color, the one I received is more of a cherry finish then the walnut that was pictured, but that may have just been my computer screen. The only reason that I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was due to the cushon, it's very cheap, but the color is nice and it does the job.
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