I wanted a storage option that would double as a bench and looked into making one. Then I saw these on amazon. I thought for the price that it would be a temporary option but now it has arrived I am more than impressed. You can't build an ottoman for this price, even a rubbish one and this one is slick, sleek and sturdy. It looks good and I can now get all the stray bedclothes out of sight. My fourteen year old daughter spent saturday climbing on it to make it break and totally failed. The finish is great as well. Good effort!