As I mentioned it's beautiful and overall well made. The hinges that open and close the lid move well and I really like that. I am disappointed in the padding on the bench. it is meant to sit on but yet within 2 months of purchase there is already a noticeable dent in the cushion in one area. It is used very little, just to sit on when putting on your shoes so I am very disappinted in that based on the rest of the overall quality.