This was better than we hoped; 9 month old is grabbing and pulling self up on furniture, we could no longer keep a regular coffee table due to sharp edges. This has softer corners and can be used as a coffee table/ tray, storage and regular ottoman. We fit at least 5 throw blankets inside. Also the top fits tightly in both directions (normal and table top direction), there are no concerns about it accidentally falling off either spilling drinks or even on top of that 9 month old. I am not sure what the other person means by too large, the specs listed were completely accurate and it fits exactly as we had hoped. Of course we measured the area to make sure. We have a chaise in part of our sofa couch, so this easily moves around to help with whatever we need. For the price (1/3 less than others we have seen), you do not get 'leather' this is bonded leather (google it), but it still has a nice look and feel to it.