I like having a bench to sit on to do shoes, wait for everyone to get ready, etc.. They end up being very handy in a home. This one is so different from what I am used to seeing. It has an even smaller bench seat on the end of it. If you have a toddler, this end would be perfect. You could sit your little one down there while putting on their shoes. If you don’t have a little one, you can place a pretty basket, or plant in that spot. This shoe bench doesn’t arrive assembled. That is up to you. It is pretty easy to assemble though, no skill required. The directions included are pretty clear. They even include the special Allen wrench you will need to assemble the entire bench. My bench arrived in pretty good shape. My bag of hardware had opened up in transit. I scoured the box to make sure I had all of the screws, and then went over my pieces. Only one leg needed some tinkering prior to assembly. The plastic foot needed to be hammered in a little. That’s all I had to fix. The screws screw way past the holes, but, they are pretty well hidden inside of the bench. You would have to look underneath this to see them. Assembled, it does look just like the ad.
Once assembled, it easily handles my weight, and my son’s, at the same time. You can fit 5 large pairs of shoes underneath of it, as well as a pair of Cowboy Boots. I love that they included a space for boots. My guys love their boots, be it Cowboy boots or work boots. You could however, get baskets to fit on these shelves, and store things like hats, gloves, and scarves in them. It’s a pretty piece, and you can be creative with it. You can use it at the food of your bed, and store extra blankets and slippers on the shelves. This bench was built to hold up to 400lbs. They used pretty hardy hardware, so I can see that weight limit on this bench. This bench measures out at 44 ½ inches long x 11 inches deep x just under 18 inches tall. The short bench is 12 ½ inches tall. It’s a great, usable size. The material used to make this bench is Pine wood. I received mine in black, and I love the look. They also have it available on the same page, in a dark brown. Overall, it’s a solid bench with great storage possibilities. If you do not mind assembling your own furniture, then I am comfortable recommending this piece.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Songmics High-Low-Seat 2-Tier Entryway Shoe Bench w’ Boot Storage Wooden Black, free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.
If you would like to purchase this bench, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BELGPOI?m=A2G697YVFPFSPH&qid=1457417552&ref_=sr_1_114&s=merchant-items&sr=1-114