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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.

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  • 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 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic storage piece! I bought this storage cube to hold my yarn projects in the TV room. It's roomy enough to hold two or three concurrent projects and keep my yarn skeins from rolling out of reach. I often flip the seat over to hold a second ball of yarn while changing colors. When I'm not crocheting, everything tucks inside and I have a place to put my feet up or an extra seat when needed. I used my loyalty points to purchase this item, as I felt the list price was too much. With the discount applied, I feel I got a fair deal for the functionality and appearance of this product. I've only had it for a couple of weeks, so I cannot comment on durability. Overall, I love how this product serves multiple purposes and contains my clutter. I would definitely buy it again and recommend it to anyone who needs extra storage.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish storage! This is a fabulous and versatile piece. Very sturdy with good storage space. My daughter is using it as a seat in her tiny college dorm room and keeps an extra blanket and extra towels inside.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Storage unit I bought to use as a toy box! It is durable and safe enough for my grandchildren to dump and not hurt themselves on any of the corners.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and collapsible I absolutely love these (I bought 4). They work amazing for holding all my blankets and even some files and books. Great size. I love that when I'm not using them I can fold them up and store them away.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect college storage bought two for college storage. perfect for holding extra sheets, towels and blankets. bought a second one to store shoes. sturdy enough for seating as well.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for storing kids toys & is very strong & sturdy
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Added Storage This box seat looks great in my closet and is super for added storage. Love it !!!
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for dorm We bought 2 for dorm room storage. They are spacious inside but one of them was missing the inside panel to hold open the container so we had to make a make- shift one. They are sturdy and the material looks like it will hold up well.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use as a file box I needed a cute way to store my files in a small office that doubled as a den. They come in beautiful colors, don’t take up much space , and collapseable when you need to get them out of the way.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extra storage Sturdy little place to sit with room for storage inside. I am using it in my den right now. I got the light grey and am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-11
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
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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: 2018-09-01

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: 2018-07-04

can you step on it to climb onto a dorm room bed, or just for sitting?

Asked by: EAR56
It can definitely hold the weight but the only issue that may occur is that it may tip over. If you are going to step on it definitely be sure to put your weight in the middle to prevent the rocking.
Answered by: Krichards2012
Date published: 2018-10-13

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: 2018-07-04

Has anyone put shoes in this?

Wondering roughly how many would fit, adult shoes but small-ish sizes, women's 6 and 7. Thanks
Asked by: ContainerStoreAddicted
yes! plenty of room for multiple pairs of shoes. (not boots)
Answered by: JessM101
Date published: 2018-10-06

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 does this collapse back once it is set up?

Asked by: KathleenHS
The removable board on the bottom the help hold the boxes shape has a finger loop to pull it back out and then the box fold up super easily along the original fold lines. It might take a little movement to get the bottom back folded up neatly but folding it back up is not a problem.
Answered by: Krichards2012
Date published: 2018-10-13
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