Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 138
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kristin82 Looks nice but very stinky
The bench smells like chemicals very bad. But it was the easiest piece of furniture to put together. Very sturdy and no damage although the package was pretty banged up. Aligned correctly and easy for one person to put together. It just smells very bad.
March 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HoneyDoer Madison White 48 in. W Lift-Top Storage Bench
Very functional; good quality but in my opinion overpriced
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KBBD Very poor quality
I've assembled my fair share of inexpensive furniture. Most of the time I'm pretty satisfied with the value. Not so for this thing. Flaws in the finish, poor alignment/fit among parts, poor function of cam locks, screws that won't bite in holes, very poor quality of MDF. The cams should be easy peasy to install, but I literally had several break and even pop through the "wood" on the other side. Fortunately I had some identical parts from another company. I had to stop mid-way through and repeat some mantras just to get me through the burn. If it weren't literally just about the only thing available that will work for me space wise, it would absolutely be going back. Also, the white is very stark.
October 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by elained Not built to last
If you plan to open the lid, this will not last a year. The fiberboard cracks, nails fall out and cannot be fixed. Looks cute but impractical.
October 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pras Poor quality materials
When we unpacked the cabinet, we found one hinge broken away from the lid. We tried to use wood glue and hot glue, but neither would hold the particle board together. Since there were two other hinges and we planned to cover the lid with a cushion, we decided to install the lid anyway. After we connected the two side hinges (cabinet side to lid) and opened the lid, a second lid hinge broke. We ended up going to the local hardware store to buy a shelf, had it cut to size, painted it, replaced the small insufficient hinges with a piano hinge and are keeping the cabinet. It looks good, but the original lid particle board is really of poor quality.
March 9, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RosieP Pleased
We have no mudroom and the carport leads directly to my kitchen. When coming in after the school day, my two teenagers had a bad habit of dropping their backpacks, etc. on the kitchen floor. I wanted something to hide the backpacks but still be accessible when they were coming and going. This bench works great! Two "high school" backpacks fit nicely inside. The extra soccer or cheer bag may have to sit on top but at least it is off the floor! The bench was fairly easy to assemble -- I started it at 9:00 and was finished by 11:30 (without my husband's help). It is sturdy and a good place to sit. I am still thinking about adding a cushion to the top. I love it.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori Good buy
Great quality, looks nice, easy to assembly. Thanks.
January 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandywithTools For the price...
it is fine. A few FYIs: Follow every single direction page exactly as it is written in the order it is written. I made the mistake of doing some steps ahead of time and kicked myself because I had to loosen and take them apart to get the piece assembled correctly. Be sure to assemble this on carpet, but not on good carpet. It is dusty, but it will ding if you do it on a hard, rough surface. The allen wrench included does everything EXCEPT for the back panel, which requires a phillips head screwdriver, but the direction do not tell you this. I'm using this is my back hallway/laundry room off of my garage. I would never put it in a widely public area as I doubt it will hold up very well.
July 27, 2012