I ordered, received and put together my new bench THIS week. The color is DARKER than I thought, but ok. Fairly easy to put together, ESPECIALLY for me, but did struggle w/the tiny hinge screws, that took awhile, maybe because the screw holes weren't deep enough? The material and color is the same as my kitchen table and chairs that I also purchased from Kmart-scratches easily-don't like that, especially for a kitchen table!!! I haven't had the bench long enough to say hate it, love it or other wise. Seems sturdy and deep/large enough to store blankets, hats. gloves etc. I added a body pillow to cushion the bench while sitting on.