After much looking for a hallway bench, I was hesitant to purchase such a product online due to expense of returning it. However I bit the bullet after reading favorable reviews, and I'm happy I did. The bench is beautiful, a combination of burgundy/gold/touch of black in a sort of paisley pattern. The legs are unusual in their shape and are noticed by everyone. The bench arrived well packed and it took my husband 5 minutes to assemble, anyone can do it. I read prior reviews that the legs don't attach well, but that is not my finding. The bench is very sturdy. I am very happy I took the chance. The price was great especially with free shipping or even $2.95 shipping. I've been looking around and have seen flimsier benches for much more. Hope this helps.