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Charcoal Poppin Box Seat

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Our Poppin Box Seat is storage disguised as a seat! Beneath its colorful lid is 4,096 cubic-inches of storage space, yet it's strong enough to accommodate up to 275 pounds. And because it collapses flat, it's perfect for portable clutter control and impromptu seating. Plus, like all Poppin products, it adds a pop of color and style to any room. Not intended for use as a step stool.

How do we measure?

  • Constructed of MDF (medium-density fiberboard)
  • Seat collapses to save space when not in use
  • Supports up to 275 pounds
  • Cushioned top



  • 16" sq. x 16" h

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Charcoal Poppin Box Seat is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attractive and great for storage It's a simple design, a no-brainer to put together in seconds, extra storage, and a nice place to sit down or put my feet on. I am using it in my mud room to throw shoes in, plus I can sit on it to put shoes on or take shoes off. I'm happy with it
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful dual purpose This box seat fits nicely under my desk. I can fit inside it a stadium desk top file I bought some time ago from this store. It is easy to pull out so I can lift the lid and access my merchant files. I can access my files easier from this position of being able to look down on them. If need be the box can be used as a seat for a visiting lighter weight person.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ToddlerStorage This nice looking cube fits our decor and allows our toddlers to get access to their games and art supplies. It is a handy seat for adults and kids alike!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty storage box Sturdy N pretty, my kids use it as stool and bench as well as storage. Got so much compliments
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is awesome I live in a small condo with minimal storage so I bought two of these for the living room. They are awesome. Not only do they hold a ton of stuff, but they look way more expensive than they are. They seem really sturdy and I cannot recommend them more. I was a little nervous since some of the reviews mention a smell, but mine were fine.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awful smell I love the size and the sturdiness of this seat, but the smell inside gives me a huge headache. I don’t know what it is but I have three of these and I’m going to be getting rid of all of them. Everything I stored inside also smells now. I’d rather eat the cost than deal with the smell.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect hiding spot Great quality box seat. I have 6 scattered around my home! Perfect for storing shoes near front door, blankets in the living room, toys in the kids rooms, files in the study.. and I love that they can function as extra seating or a table as needed too! Easy to put up, sturdy, great colors.. really love these cubes!!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat LOVES this box We bought this box to store shoes in and use for seating while taking off and removing shoes. Then a few weeks later we adopted a cat and she cannot get enough of this box. She sleeps on it, uses it as a scratching post, digs her claws into it and races around the sides of it. It's gotten a little bit frayed from her clawing, but it's inexpensive and easy to replace and it has kept her from using the couch as a scratching post. A+
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful design. No odor I was hesitant to order these because of some reviews about the odor, but I ordered four for my grandchildren and they have no odor whatsoever. Beautiful design. Pleasing and practical.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from something for everyone I love the Poppin box storage/seating I just purchased. It arrived quickly was easy to set up, is as sturdy as they say and it's already full of things that were cluttering my small apartment. Not only does it work for us humans but my cats like to sit on it and they also enjoy the cardboard box it came in.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the perfect bedside table I just purchased a new platform bed for my guest bedroom and needed a reasonably priced bedside table for one side. This box works perfectly for holding a book, a box of tissues or other guest needs. I've stored extra linens inside, too.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi Function Greatness I work with kids ages 3 to 14, so it's important for me to have an office that is fun and functional. I purchased 3 Poppin Box Seats (in pink, grey, and aqua) and 1 Poppin Box Bench (in sand) to create storage and extra setting. Sometimes I work with children in groups, so it's great to be able to move all the boxes around a table to create an interactive space, and when not in a group they nicely tuck away against the wall, creating a nice long bench seat. It is awesome that they hold so much weight, because working with kids up to the age of 14, they can be pretty big! I use the boxes to hid away toys, games, and files that I don't want out anymore. It keeps my office nice and tidy. And I can't forget, my kids LOVE them! They love choosing which color they are going to sit on and finding out what's inside. The boxes have upped the color and function of my office!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from seat and storage! saw in store and got two of them right away. great in living room for extra seat or ottoman
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I was excited about the product when I first saw it. Wasn't excited about the price, but I saw it on sale and bought it then and there! Perfect for storage and with my room being smaller it's great for storing things and being the only seating space for guests. When there are no guests it holds my purse. The cushion is comfy and there's lots of space inside of it. I mostly use mine for folders, headshots, my blow dryer, and extra accessories like belts.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been looking to purchase one of these for a while before I found out about the container store. Other styles just weren't right for me. Then I found these! Perfect size, collapsible, great colors and fabric. Bought 3! One for the living room and one for each of my daughters rooms.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stinky :/ Bought for my dorm room, it looks great and is a nice place to sit but it smells really bad. It makes the things placed inside it smell bad too
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Navy Poppin I love my navy poppin box seats. I have six of them and they are durable, and well built. I work with children as a school counselor so they are great for them to use during small group. The adults love them too!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great way to tuck things away I bought two of these to manage my sons toys. They held more than expected and seem nice and sturdy plus they look better than open bins.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful, well-designed, & affordable The Poppin Box Seat has worked wonderfully for our daughter's play area in our living room. It comfortably stores her toys and blankets, acts as seating for us when playing with her, and serves as extra informal guest seating or side-table space for meals on the couch in our small living room. It folds quite compactly to store, too, so if we need the extra floor space, it's great to know we can just toss her toys in her toy basket in the other room, collapse the Poppin Seat, and store it in the closet. I bought a second Poppin Box Seat and one of the Stacking Mesh File Crates, which fits perfectly inside, for use in our daughter's room which also serves as our office. For $31.99 (on sale), this has made our space much more functional for us!
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE these storarage boxes I was fortunate enough to purchase these on sale, two in pink and two in sand, for my girls room. The height was perfect for under the windows in their room, and they hold plenty of toys.; These replaced those cheap plastic bins that you can find at any box store and are a huge improvement. Plus, they are both sturdy and comfortable to sit on. They give the impression of a window seat! Four stars instead of five because they had a strong smell when I unpackaged them - this was solved by letting them air out in the garage for about a week, and now they are perfect.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Love this seat. Great price , awesome storage and comfortable seat all in one!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smells awful I was really excited to order these for my kid's playroom as the sight of toy clutter in the lidless open toy bins they currently have were driving me insane. I ordered pink, aqua and grey which look great lined up next to each other. I like a streamlined look and these are pleasing to the eye, can hold a lot and make comfy seats for kids. They are very well constructed. However, they are off gassing a smell that is SO SO SO bad. I have been airing them out for two days (indoors since this is Manhattan and we have no outdoor space) and the smell has not diminished at all. It is such a strong smell that it will transfer to their toys and I can not possibly store anything in them. If the smell does not dissipate over the next few days, I will be sending them right back. Which is a shame because they look great and are well made and functional otherwise. Perhaps I just got a bad batch as others haven't complained of a smell.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong odor three weeks later I bought this as additional storage and a cute seat for my daughter's closet. It's well made and surprisingly sturdy for a box that folds up. The problem is that we've had it three weeks and it's still off-gassing a chemical smell. It was so strong we couldn't have it in the house at first. It's been in our garage and I've been putting it outside on sunny days hoping the UV will help and the strong smell is about 50% of what it was. I hope it will continue to fade but it's not quite to the point where we can have it inside. I'm also worried that anything we store inside of the box will absorb the smell. For people who already have a lot of scents in their home, it may not be noticeable. We are a fragrance-free home so the odor really stands out.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this box I got two of these in the cream color (thanks CS for getting more colors!). One for my bedroom to get several pair of my shoes off the floor, keeping them accessible, but out of sight. The other is in my living room, next to my beige sofa, to store 3 extra throws, keeping them dust free and out of view. The fact that I can use it for an extra seat comes in handy.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect storage cube I bought this for my daughter's room and it works perfectly. I chose the blue and it matches great with her color scheme. Great additional storage and little seat for her. I plan to purchase another one for her.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many uses I am about to purchase a second one of these because I liked the first one so much. It's great for storage, seating, ottoman, temporary table in front of the couch, etc. My kids note that it has an oddly dried basil smell to it, which scents the blankets stored within.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Got one of these in a different color in the Fall for my daughter's dorm room. Excellent -- storage, a seat, and a step-stool all in one. And now I have one in my closet. Excellent again. I can easily reach that top shelf, sit down to get my socks on, and store some rarely used items, all in one. I suspect my future will include a few more of these.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closet seating Just remodeled my walk-in closet with Elfa and it looks amazing! I got two of these seats for additional out-of-sight storage and to make to perfect bench seat together. They were the finishing touch to a great, organized closet!
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous for two reasons I ordered this feeling comfortable with the Poppin brand. I have ordered from them directly and have never been disappointed. It is really comfortable for an extra seat. And I was surprised to find how much storage it has. I live in a small apartment, and it is just perfect. I used it to store all the Christmas ribbons and tags, Santa hats and greeting cards that take up so much storage during the holidays. This way they are out of sight, and I know exactly where they are when I need them. It will now be my seasonal storage for all those things that get in the way. A great place to store an extra blanket or throw.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must it is a very nice storage container, you can fold easily, good material, excellent finition and the price is just right. a very good product> I bought three, one blue, one grey and one orange.
Date published: 2015-08-09
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Community Q&A

Would you recommend this as an ottoman for a nursery?

I've been looking for a square storage ottoman for a new nursery in the teal/aqua family and this looks perfect.
Asked by: Cantstandclutter
Answered by: atJeffofHoboken
Date published: 2018-07-30

so we really can't use this as a chair?

Asked by: tofudrifter
The packaging claims that it supports up to 275 lbs. It feels pretty solid when I sit on it. It's low like a stool, so not chair height.
Answered by: LeiLei
Date published: 2018-02-21

Can wheels be added

would the structure of the box support the addition of four wheels to the bottom for mobility and added height?
Asked by: BHHill
You can probably use the Magic Sliders that you would adhere to the bottom and they allow the piece of furniture to slide across the floor.
Answered by: LeiLei
Date published: 2018-02-21

What is the surface - fabric or some type of pleather?

I'm trying to figure out how easy it would be to remove spots/stains from littles.
Asked by: RedmondMama
It's a twill-like woven polyester. You can use an upholstery cleaner meant for polyester fabrics.
Answered by: LeiLei
Date published: 2016-09-05

Interior dimensions?

Interior dimensions please, so I'll know what I can store in the Poppin Box Seat. Will this hold 3-ring binders and/or letter-size file folders?
Asked by: pixie123
Basically the same as outside dimensions, the walls of these boxes are just fabric and a lining so they are thin, but they have a nice substantial feel to them, they are very sturdy. I have used both the small (16"x16"x16") and large (32"x16"x16") for seating. I've got linens and sweaters in them and they hold quite a bit.
Answered by: catladhy
Date published: 2017-09-30

how much does the Poppin Box Seat weigh? is it easy to move around?

Asked by: ItsAlwaysSomething99
It's lightweight (less than 5 pounds empty) and very easy to move around although it doesn't have handles so you have to pick it up from the bottom.
Answered by: Cairo67
Date published: 2016-09-23

does this ottoman/seat fit (vinyl) record albums??

Asked by: skinsfan
The interior dimensions of our Box Seat by Poppin are approx 14-7/8" x 14-1/2" x 14-1/4" high, more than adequate to store LP vinyl record albums.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-02-24

Does this product contain chemical flame retardants?

Asked by: KristinC
No, the easy-clean woven polyester upholstery of our Box Seat by Poppin does not contain chemical fire retardants. Our Box Seat meets the durability standards for the commercial office industry (BIFMA).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-07-28
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