Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 217
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bobretro Just what I was looking for
I've been looking for an Oak bench for my entryway for some time now. This fit the bill nicely. It seems to be constructed well, though sometimes it does creak a bit when I sit on it. The "Light Oak" is maybe a hair darker than I would have preferred, but it fits in well enough. The shoue cubbies are great for the kids, who can get some of their pairs in one cubby. I can only get one of my shoes in each cubby. I like the drawers to store my keys and such. I was impressed by the low shipping cost and how quickly the bench arrived. It was kind of funny how the UPS guy put the door mat on top of the box like he was "hiding" the box from the public.
May 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by shooshoes Disappointed with storage size
The bench looks nice, and comes completely assembled. Great. However, you really cannot store adult sized shoes in it. Despite what you might thing you see in the picture of this product on the website, the holes are too small. You cannot fit a pair side by side in a storage hole. Plus adult shoes don't fit without squashing the uppers down. A better design would have been to limit the openings to 4 columns instead of 5, or leave out the horizontal divider altogether. We don't have huge feet: men's size 10 and women's size 8. This might work better for kids shoes. On the bright side, it holds slippers nicely, but that is not why we bought it.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chicbuyer Great product
I read the reviews and contemplated for over a month before buying this bench. I looked everywhere before finally deciding to buy this off line without seeing it in person. I wanted a bench with a place to store shoes for our mud room.
I am thrilled with this purchase. It comes assembled and is a solid piece of furniture. The shoe holes are big enough. I have kids and their shoes easily fit. Adult shoes which are bulky like the size of tennis shoes can only go in 1 per hole, but the holes are deep.
Again, this is a well made piece of furniture which is a sturdy bench. The cushion velcros into place and is comfortable. I recommend it!
July 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BayRidgeMom Shoe cubbies are useless-too narrow & too shallow
I purchased this item based on all the great reviews, but I have to seriously disagree with them. None of mine or my husband's shoes fit in the cubbies. The only shoes that fit are my 5-year-old son's - barely! Not only are the cubbies too narrow to fit a pair of shoes per cubby, they are also too shallow to fit the full length of a shoe all the way inside. So not only do I have only one shoe per cubby, but the shoes also stick out the front. It looks ridiculous and I am very disappointed. I bought this because it's much higher quality than the cheaper versions I saw online, but it's no better for functionality.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happyfurnitureowner Very happy with my purchase
I've been looking for over a year for the right shoe storage bench for my foyer and I'm so very glad that I came across this item. It's a high quality piece that is well constructed. It came already assembled and the packaging was so well done that it could have withstand an elephant sitting on it! The cubby holes are big enough to fit a pair of my husband's size 9 shoes if you put them in as if they were in a shoe box from the store. I also purchased the matching Artisian Anywhere Table & 3 shelf bookcase and the woodwork of all 3 items match perfectly. Couldn't be happier with my purchases!
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Monea Good piece of furniture.
Got delivered the bench earlyer that promissed wich is good thing. My biggest problem with the bench was that back pannel of the bench was lighter color and without finish than rest of the furniture. I was thinking how to get it match. My bench sits against the bannisters on stairs and you can see the back of it when you use the stairs. So I was going to ask my friend, the painter, to make the piece match in color. I unscrewed the pannel and find out that other side of this pannel has stained and finish like rest of the bench. I was verry happy with it. Right now the bench looks the same from all four sides. Thank you Home Decorators for the good quality of furniture.
January 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JDAL Great Product but limited use
Bench came fully assembled. It is a very solid piece of furniture. However, the openings for shoes are too small for anything other than children and ladies shoes. With that said, it served this single Dad very well because I have two small children. Their shoes fit in perfectly and the drawers serve as a good place to put socks. Now, my kids have a spot to throw all their backpacks and coats and they love the fact that they have their very own place to keep their shoes and pjs. They enjoy putting their shoes in the cubby and I'm not kicking little sneakers all over the house anymore. :) For someone with small kids looking for a spot to keep all the basic outdoor stuff, it's awesome.
January 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NCPAT Disappointed
I ordered this to allow us a place to put our shoes as we were coming in and out of the house. There was damage to the right corner of the bench that the seat cushion does not cover but I figured it was too much of a hassle to try and return the product since it was a considerable effort to get it out of the box to begin with. The bench is very heavy! The slots for the shoes are not even big enough to hold a childs pair of shoes but they are very deep - i'm trying to figure out a good use for them. In the mean time, all the shoes are now laying around the bench which defeats the original intent.
February 23, 2014