Feels very sturdy, the top is a bit hard but bearable. I understand these storage ottomans tend to be on the hard side due to the lack of room for cushioning. Nice textured linen-esque fabric. Note on Color: the picture made it look like a light grey on my screen, but the actual color seems to be beige/light khaki. Still looks very nice and classy. Minimal assembly. The legs are a bit too long for my taste, so I will either cut them myself or order a set of shorter ones online. Overall very happy especially given the price.