I just received the bench (black) today and was immediately disappointed when I opened the packaging. The material of the bench was poor even for particle board. Even the screws were poorly made (dowels were plastic). Assembly streps were not well thought out as half of the time I was installing the thing upside down on a table. After assembly was completed, the top surface has visible bulges from the screws beneath it. Sitting on the thing felt cheap. I had bought a similar product from a local store for around the same price and the material and workmanship for that were far more superior. Overall, I am very disappointed with the quality and workmanship of the item and am now hesitant to purchase these type of items from Overstock.