This was a nice quality bench for the price. I had to send it back though because the color "cream" is not a good description of the product. It is a heathered product... there were strong undertones of beige, brown and green which made it not match my decor so well. But I was satisfied with the quality and sturdiness of the product. It is a very soft material and the storage would give ample space for shoes, blankets, etc... great for a entry way.