This is a decent bench for the price; I'm using it as an ottoman/coffee table in my living room. My big complaint is that it reeks of mold. It was not damp when I got it, but clearly it was at one point. The stench seems to be concentrated on the inside, so I am scrubbing it down with various concoctions in an attempt to clean it out. Part of me wants to rip out the liner to see what is growing under there, but I'm too frightened. Fingers crossed this works--I really wish Overstock had free returns!