Rated 4 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Optimist Not a good purchase
Hard to assemble . Many parts and pieces. Takes more than an hour to put it together .
Very dissuppointed .
Otherwise the bench is very useful and pulling out shelves are great.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jlvan Great Purchase for Storage
This product was one of the easiest products to assemble. Each part was labelled with a sticker, and even the screws were packaged in separate compartments for each stage (total 6 stages) so you don't have to find the correct hardware. I've never seen that before in any product assembly. Love it so far - great for entry way, and love the sliding shelf so you can "hide" your shoes from view from guests. Box was delivered in a bit of rough condition from shipping, though nothing was damaged inside. Would fully recommend this product!
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Holleynurse Great storage bench
I just love this storage bench! I was so tired of my family leaving their shoes all over the house. The bench gives them a place to put their shoes. My daughter sits on the bench in the mornings to put on her shoes . I use the bench as a place to put my purse. Very nice design and is sturdy. I am so glad to have it.
September 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by bvan Nice but NO SCREW STARTS
I finished assembly last night and although it seems sturdy and looks exactly like one would expect, I am now blistered and bruised on my screwing hand for lack of screw starts. The 12 main screws will add an additional hour to a relatively strong female on an otherwise straightforward and easy assembly. Unless, I suppose, you have a drill with an extremely long bit (the full width of the piece) to make your own. The makers were kind enough to put starts in the cork sections, but not through the particle board (or whatever materials are used). To make matters more difficult, the lack of starts are in an extremely tight space (hence need for extra long bit) and at the corners there are added supports to ram your hand into while attempting to gain enough pressure to push/screw through the board. At the half way point I nearly loaded it into my car to return it and purchase a pre-assembled bench from another establishment. If the Container Store weren't so far, my ego so big and the piece so heavy, it would have happened. But my hand is paying for it now. Overall nice piece, but for at home assembly it's really not worth the pain, aggravation and price with the current issue.
August 26, 2014