We looked around a bit for a leather ottoman with a shelf like this that could serve as a coffee table too. We have a large living room with a big seating area so a larger coffee table was needed. This unit is very attractive, and the quality and construction of this unit is quite good. This ottoman is heavy and the bi-cast leather adds to its durability as it will be difficult to damage the leather surface with spills or feet. Also the stitching on the leather is quite nicely done.I priced this exact same model of ottoman at three major resellers one of the three is a very large online only vendor and the other two are national brick and mortar stores with online stores....this model was only available from their online stores. Anyhow all three of these vendors sell the same identical unit (calling it a different name) made by the same manufacturer and the prices at these vendors was significantly higher, one even wanted $90 for shipping.The ottoman arrived in one piece, no assembly needed, the amount of packaging was minimal and I worried it would be damaged when I opened it as the packaging had taken some hits. However, it was unblemished and looks quite nice in our living room. Overall an excellent value from Overstock.com. We are very pleased with it.