3 Stars By Michael A. on 2017-04-26
Useless. Pitiful Craftsmanship. **Updated to 3 stars from 1. Was able to drill a new hole & now that it's assembled its a beauty
UPDATED REVIEW. I bumped the item up from 1 to 3 stars.
It looks great. Isn't terribly sturdy - so idk about sitting on it as a "bench" - but it does the trick for storing shoes.
I had to drill a new hole myself (see why below) so that may add to its instability - but I must say that after the initial aggravation dissipated and I was able to assemble and gift it - all is well.
Can't get to 4 or 5 stars because of the original issue - though I would have gladly bestowed 4 stars upon thee if the original issue never existed
Pitiful. 3 of the 4 legs are fine, but 3 legs do not a "bench" make. One of the four legs was drilled in the wrong place (pictured) making this "bench" entirely useless. I say "bench" because there is no way that once put together you should attempt sitting on this thing. It's a shoe rack - full stop. If it wasn't so brittle I would attempt to drill new holes so as to save myself the aggravation, energy and time of returning this for a new one. But alas, I fear that due to it's poor craftsmanship/quality that drilling new holes would destroy it beyond repair. I may opt to do so anyway as I purchased this as a gift and receiving a replacement a week from now will be of no use to me. Really not sure how to proceed - but that's another topic. Extremely disappointed considering the many positive reviews. It's a mistake by the producer that I find hard to make. Incompetence and laziness. You can see in my picture that with all 4 legs lined up next to each other that their error is damn near impossible to miss. A phenomenal waste of time
5 Stars By senior citizen on 2017-04-23
Using as shelving, not for shoes
There are at least 5 other sellers of these on 2DayDeliver, but this one was the least expensive when I ordered it. I wanted some low shelving to use to declutter my family room. Today I put the shelving together and it's perfect! I love the bamboo, it is very attractive. It was a piece of cake to put it together. The directions show drawn pictures and parts are numbered, they don't use words. I am a 76 year old woman and have put a few things together in the past, mainly shelving. The plastic storage containers I put on the shelves are all 6 inches tall or less and fit fine, but anything
taller would not fit. Taller things can go on the top of course. I am very happy with these as shelving, won't but sitting on it or using it for shoes.
4 Stars By Mike on 2017-01-31
Decent for the price. Nice finished look.
The screw and bolt holes aren't as precisely cut or straight as I would prefer (mild OCD tendencies). But that turned out to be mostly a non-issue if you put it together a certain way: my suggestion would be to leave all 24 screws/bolts out a full turn or so and then place the unit upright. Sit on it with your full weight and tighten them one by one from the top down while sitting on it. This will ensure that the unit sits flat and does not rock diagonally from one corner to another (which is annoying). Buy it... for $30ish it's worth it.
5 Stars By citan-uzuki on 1969-12-31
Very good quality bamboo shoe rack.
Attractive bamboo shoe rack. This is a lovely shoe rack and matches well with contemporary decor. The finish is light in color and appears to be urethane.
Assembly did take about at least 20 minutes because there are many nuts and bolts to attach. However, it was simple and you do not need the directions. Everything you need is included in the small plastic bag that holds the bolts. The bench is very sturdy. The middle and bottom racks each hold three pairs of size 9 shoes. You can put three more on the top rack for a total of nine. However, I am using the top rack for my printer.
Bamboo grows fast and it is considered a renewable resource. This is an eco-friendly product that functions just as well as wood and it is just as attractive. Bamboo will not replace precious wood for many things but it is just fine for a shoe rack. The rack does not look cheap and the craftsmanship is actually good. It is very functional. Where wood has an advantage is in rot resistance. Bamboo will degrade faster than solid wood when it is exposed to the outdoor elements. However, unless you plan on leaving your shoe rack outside under the mercy of rain and moisture, you should not have any issues with rot.
5 Stars By Joe Adams on 2017-11-15
I just put this bench together today. I have to say it is probably going to be the most sturdy, reinforced piece of furniture I have. There are 32 LARGE screws for this thing. 32 screws. I have entire desks, bookshelves, and dressers that didn't come with that much hardware! That said, it came together easily and looks very nice. I am using it in my bathroom to lay clothes on while showering. You could easily stack towels, toilet paper, lotions, etc. on the shelves and it would look very nice. It supports my husband's 230 lbs without a creak (that's where the 32 screws come in handy). The bamboo wood is solid bamboo and not a veneer or similar.
Hint: When putting together pay attention to the legs. There are 6. 2 of the legs are specifically meant to go on the end without the shorter shelf attached. If you put them in the wrong place you WILL have to take them off and redo the attaching. 32 screws is enough, don't make more work for yourself (like I did).
5 Stars By Mel Point on 2017-07-15
Best and stylish shoe storage
Love love love this bench for my shoes! It fits perfectly in the nook of my room I wanted it for and is doing a great job to keep my shoes organized and off the floor. It came with all the tools needed to put together and was really easy to build. It's very sturdy and appealing to the eye. So glad I made this purchase.
5 Stars By Darling Gal on 2017-05-02
So easy to put together that I did it while sitting ...
So easy to put together that I did it while sitting comfortably on my couch, watching TV, and allowing my 3-year-old to "help" me.
I put all screws in loosely while seated on my couch than put it on the floor, sat in it, then tightened top screws, sat in it again, then middle, then bottom. I have no idea whether this was necessary but another reviewer suggested it and I thought it couldn't hurt. When all was done it seems sturdy and does not wobble. I'm 5'8", 135 lbs, and feel comfortable and secure sitting in it to put on my shoes. I can't say how it would hold up to long term sitting by a heavy person but to sit on for a few minutes to change shoes it seems more than strong enough. It fits my tall platform shoes and my husbands work shoes just fine.
It's really quite beautiful for such an inexpensive piece and would go well with a variety of decor styles.
5 Stars By Ciara Dooley on 2017-04-02
Here are the reasons why I recommend this shoes rack --made with bamboo
Here are the reasons why I recommend this shoes rack
--made with bamboo, looks so elegant also it doesn't have terrible smell at all,and easy to clean
-sturdy, durable and solid,high quality
-easy to assemble , also came with two kinds of allen key and an instruction
-multiple use: shoes rack, sitting beach, or living room organizer,use whatever I want
-prefer size , I put in my hallway next the door and it can hold 6 pairs of shoes, quite practical
2 Stars By Zach on 2017-08-16
Too small, does'nt feel safe to sit on
Very flimsy and smaller than I thought it would be. It doesn't feel safe to sit on, and you can hear the wood creaking and almost cracking if it is sat on. I'm assuming this is due to the gap between the leg supports and the top of the bench. That's right, the top of the bench does not touch the legs! There's about a half-inch gap. This seems to be a design flaw, since all the bolts fit perfectly.
TL;DR: I'm waiting for this thing to collapse under me, and I'm 200 lbs.
5 Stars By terry on 2017-03-22
It was easy to put together and only needs the allen wrench ...
It is just as described in the ad. It was easy to put together and only needs the allen wrench (included) in the packaging and all the parts came with the product. It is a sturdy bench. I use it for keeping my computer under my desk. Although the shelving is not a good height for my particular computer, I can use the shelving for miscellaneous items as in the paper. I would recommend this table/bench highly.