I couldn't be happier with this bench. I bought it for my entry way and its a perfect fit. It is sturdy, the finish is beautiful (little lighter than in the pic) pad is thick and covered in a taupe suede/microfiber fabric and would be so easy to recover if you need to. Instructions weren't that good but my husband and I got it put together in less than 30 mins. Would recommend it to friends/family. Fast shipping too!