The bench arrived earlier than expected, which was a nice surprise. The problem is the top of the bench has defects - it looks like something crushed the wood on the top portion to the left. The defect isn't noticeable until you are up close to it, so we have decided to hang onto this because it fits the space by the front door perfectly. Just like the other reviews have pointed out - there is not enough space in between the shelves for shoes. We fixed this by removing the very bottom shelf and we plan to use the second shelf for flip flops and very low shoes. We bought this for something to sit on while we put our shoes on in the front entrance. It is a very cute edition to our arts and crafts style home. The quality is average and it is sturdy to sit on. This is not a "show piece" by any means, but a functional item that doesn't distract from the rest of our entry way and living room area.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It is a little darker brown than the photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? About right