Here are the good features of this storage bench: 1) great concept to store cues and balls out of sight all while providing extra seating 2) dark mahogany stain matched my pool table perfectly as if I bought it as a set 3) relatively easy to assemble although the instructions could have been drafted more clearly. Now for two design flaws that caused me to give this storage bench an average rating: 1) the storage bench needs to be at least 2 inches longer so that the hinges on either side of the bench do not touch the pool cues in the seat-down position (I have standard length cues) and 2) the storage area under the seat cushion should have been at least several inches deeper than it is so that racks can be stored in the same bench.
So.....I only needed the pool balls but I bought the whole set. I told my wife this set was just a little more than the price of the balls at Dick's. hehe
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