This bench worked perfectly in our entry area. It is well made and looks even better than the online photos. A nice piece.
The shipping packaging was the BEST I've ever seen. It was very well designed and protected this piece completely.
I bought this bench without being sure where I'd use it. When it arrived, on schedule, fully assembled I was very pleasantly surprised at how substantial it was - I had envisioned a light-weight, ocassional use bench and this is much more than that. You could use it at the end of a bed, in a mud room - just about anywhere. I ended up attaching it to the matching queen headboard to create a breakfast nook. See my review on the headboard for more info. I couldn't be happier with the product