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Winsome Trading – Better than expected

I noticed all the reviews are old so, i thought i’d put a more recent opinion out there. The cubes themselves are exactly what i was looking for, they are pretty sturdy and it was a cinch to put them together. I took me about 10 minutes for each cube for assembly. The down side is that neither box had the hardware enclosed for assembly. It took two calls and two weeks for the manufacturer to ship me the hardware for assembly. Other than that, good purchase.

I live in an over-55 condominium in maryland. In winter we have a 5-gallon pail of ice melter inside the front door of our 10-apartment building. Com to find something to hide the pail, and found this. It is rta (ready to assemble) furniture with eight screws, but the tool is provided. In 15 minutes it was together, but without the bottom installed, so the pail sat on the tile floor instead of the fiberboard bottom. It is perfect for our needs. Everyone in the building is quite happy with it.

In reading the older reviews i was a bit sad because i’d been shopping for ‘the perfect’ end tables for a couple years. I even thought i was going to have to build them myself (i’m not a wood worker). I wanted them to look like the legs of my living room furniture and didn’t want to settle. ‘it does exist’i immediately ordered three and signed up for amazon prime because i didn’t want to wait a moment longer that i had to. I received two in one day and the third one within the two-day promised delivery time. They turned out to be even more than i could have expected. I would agree with the current reviews but would add one additional thought. The amount of storage these provide is very deceiving (in a good way). I am storing old photo albums, frames and packs of old photos in two and extra fleece couch blakets in the other. Here are the specifications for the Winsome Trading:

  • Contemporary-style storage cube with removable lid
  • Walnut finish showcases tapered geometric shape
  • Perfect for stowing toys, knitting supplies, or an extra blanket
  • Also works as an accent table
  • Measures 19 inches wide by 19 inches deep by 18 inches high

Personally have 5 winsome tables throughout the house. This was a great new addition, though not new(?). It was discounted possibly due to some damage. Turned that site toward wall and it doesn’t show. The damage didn’t compromise the table. Goes with the mid-century look in the room. Perfect to store a throw blanket and magazines/books in as well.

Nice table with slight modification. Excellent little table my only negative is in regards to the removable top of the table. Once you place the top in place it moves around slightly which is not a big deal but is a little annoying. To fix this, i simply added some extra rug padding to the inside edges of the top with some superglue. Now the top fits nice and snug and doesn’t move around like before. Added photospaid 53+free amazon shipping at the time. Updatemy 2nd cube arrived (from the same order)both boxes are identical, same color is listed on the box , same upc however, they do not even come close to matching in color. . And that one matched 1 of the other ones perfectly. Now i am stuck with 1 extra one. But not big deal as i still like the product and can use it as a night stand in another room.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Attractive but distinctly smelly inside.
  • Exactly what I’ve been looking for
  • Nice little table with a little modification

Super easy to put together, the quality seems great considering the price, and it holds things that have no reason to sit out. I had none of the problems the other reviewers seem to have. It took me about 15 minutes to put together 2 of them for end tables. I wish they has a matching coffee table; like a longer version of this (it might look like a pig trough, though). My boyfriend and i love the color and style and we need a new one, we’d like to get something that matches this.

It’s a 5 star for a $54 storage cuge (i see it’s $67 today, guess i bought just in time before price went it)i took a chance since most of the 2013 reviews said it was fine. Went to together perfectly (holes and grooves are prefect) and took me 10 minutes – and i’m kind of a clutzy woman. Nice rich color – the color and wood grain is true to the pictures. It’s roomy (hold my two small blankets, neck pillow, small back pillow, and still room for more). Nice height – just right for end table next to my recliner. Nice and heavy piece, so it’s won’t move or tip over if bumped. The finish is good all over, but not perfectly smooth like higher quality furniture. But what the heck – if i want a perfect hand done glassy smooth finish i can go to my local modern furniture store and pay $300. So i think it’s a great piece for the price. The whole point was to save money, so i am very happy with it.

I had really low expectations for this cube, given the price and the past poor reviews. I’ve also had poor luck ordering furniture pieces via mail — it seems like there are frequently defects either from the factory or from shipping. When the package arrived, there were no issues at all. I was surprised to find that most pieces are solid wood and that it was so easy to assemble. I’ve been using the cube for several months as a living room end table and also to store extra blankets. It’s still flawless despite having been bumped around and having had numerous drinks spilled on top of it. Seems like it should last a couple of years, which is as much as i can ask at this price.

Beautiful look and fit in our space with a cheap price. However, along with other reviewers, i noticed the holes do not line up on one side of the cube when assembling. Still holds together well and keeps its shape. Recommend wood glue to give it some extra strength on that side. For that minor flaw and 50 bucks it still earns 4 starts in my opinion.

Great looking and practical storage cube/side table that matches our other living room furniture nicely. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it has chemical odor on interior that is evident every time the lid is taken off. Doesn’t smell when lid is closed, so it doesn’t bother us.

I am very happy with this table. It is a great height and has a really usable top surface. The amount of storage space is incredible. Fairly easy to set up and the table’s design really adds dimension to the room. The only downside was that the top doesn’t exactly match with the sides, but it really is close, and for the price, i cant really complain. I will probably get another to match.

Pros:-sturdy design: veneer over a less expensive wood, but it’s a hefty and solid piece-value: just try to find a storage/end table with a comparable design and size for this price. -well packed, easy to follow construction directions, takes about 10 minutes to build, the only tool you’ll need comes with the hardware included. Cons:-assembly line construction by hand. Not machine constructed and unfortunately that means that there’s a chance that your unit’s corners may not all line up completely straight and true. As some other posters have noted, if you do have a not-perfectly drilled unit a gap may be present at one junction. Since it may well be confined to just one corner. Some people simply point that side toward a wall. -color is lighter than shown in pictures. It is a true walnut color, which means it not as dark as shown in the picture. Much more a reddish brown than brown-black.

The hardest 8 screws you will ever assemble and it came scratched. I have assembled a lot of items but this was possibly harder to assemble then anything i have ever done. Once you got one screw in then the next would not fit the hole. I finally got it together and realized there was a large scratch. I am not returning it because i would never unassembled it. It is heavy, and really does fulfill its purpose but getting there is not easy.

Good looking table that provides storage. We had no trouble assembling as all holes lined up. (remember, when assembling anything do not fully tighten screws until the item is loosely fitted together. This will help with hole alignment) i’m very pleased with this item.

These are a pretty nice product for the money, sturdy and a good color. Easy to put together, took maybe 15 minutes for the two i ordered, just be sure to rotate as you tighten down the screws, so it all comes together evenly. Great amount of storage space inside for throw blankets and toys. A bit bigger than i imagined, but they work great for my purposes. Useful as extra seating too. Easy to clean, no weird smell except a bit on the inside, probably from the stain, but dissipates quickly. Overall i’m very happy with this purchase and would buy again.

Parts were cut a little off. Doesn’t fit together all that well. We decided to keep it just because it works for our needs. It smells like freshly stained wood. But it is not over powering or anything.

The wood storage cube is 100% awesome. A beautiful piece of furniture. I bought it for my sister-n-law for christmas. I am ordering 2 for me right now.

I would have given it 5 stars if the screw holes had been better aligned. It’s a heavy piece and good for the money. There was one screw that we couldn’t screw in because the holes did not line up, but it’s plenty sturdy without it.

I just bought 3 of these, and enjoy the design of it. Set up is fairly simple if you follow the instructions.

I had a middle-of-the-road kind of experience assembling this – one of the assembly holes was too large so i used some wood glue on that seam to give added support, and so far that’s working. The shape is distinctive and i wouldn’t have expected solid wood for the price (even full list price). Quality and thickness of veneer seems appropriate for the price. At the discounted price it’s an ok value. For the full list price i’d be disappointed, particularly with the assembly. My biggest complaint/observation based on my usage pattern is that a top-open for a storage box is a bad idea unless it has a cushion or something (i. Like a window seat) to keep me from piling stuff on top. Right now it’s a nice end table and will never be really useful (for me) as a storage solution. Something like a pivot open (where stuff on top wouldn’t have to move) would be a decent solution also.

Want to d’s to go along as an tables with my dark chocolate brown leather furniture when it arrived however it was a lighter reddish brown color but it looks much darker than the picture. I contemplated sending it back but couldn’t find anything comparable for price or style and function so i decided to lightly sand it and stained it an espresso color the color is now perfect so for couple of extra dollars you can get a darker finish and it works perfectly with many styles of furniture as well as in different areas of the home.

SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Wood Shoe Rack Bench – Nice shoe storage but not to be used for sitting while putting on shoes.

It was to replace that little black one in the back which my husband accidental sat on and broke. This bench is much more sturdy and practical. You can sit and put on or take off your shoes.

Arrived very quickly, went together in 15 minutes, all the hole lined up, the screws are nice and the bamboo is very fine. It will be used by our shower.

My daughter and i started our little entry way / school bag hanger project over the weekend and the bench arrived today. I see that it’s a bit fragile as the other comments say, so i wouldn’t ask anyone to go jumping up and down on it, but it holds my husband and myself so my kids sitting on it here and there to put their shoes on will be just fine. The pillow tied it all together. ** also i left out the middle rack, to use the bottom as a storage area, will be getting some basket/ totes for the kids storage.

  • Perfect for our shower!
  • Compact & Sturdy
  • Only 5 pairs of shoes

This bench was easy to put together and looks like the picture. The size is exactly what i was expecting. It does not creak or wiggle when i sit on it and i weigh 130lbs. The top is a solid and looks like it will last for quite a while. The shelves are very thin but treated carefully will not break.

Finished is a solid well constructed piece of bamboo furniture we’ll use inside our front door for guests to remove their shoes, a must here in the islands. Ended with a noticeable gap between slates on the top piece, and one hole had to be redrilled which someone missed. No biggy, i can use a drill easy enough. The gap i will learn too live with since it is impossible to correct. Maybe emphasis on final quality control for the company. It is also impossible to dismantle and return. I love it with the minor flaw and it’s a real find for the price. Strong sturdy and beautiful to look at.

Features of SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Wood Shoe Rack Bench, Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf Holds Up to 264 Lbs,ideal for Entryway Hallway Bathroom Living Room and Corridor ULBS04N

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  • STABLE & ROBUST: Heavy-duty bench top made of 100% natural bamboo plank with stripe patterns maximizes stability and holds up an impressive 264lbs
  • RENEWABLE & NATURAL: Bamboo wood is as durable as solid beech or maple wood; damp-proof coating makes it easy to clean; smooth edges and sunken screws prevent snagging
  • COMBINATION OF SHOE BENCH AND STORAGE: Each storage shelf accommodates up to 4 pairs of shoes; ideal size of 27 1/2″”L x 11 1/8″”W x 17 3/4″”H (70 x 28 x 45 cm) fits your hallway, closet, living room, bedroom, bathroom, patio or kitchen
  • EASY SETUP AND ASSEMBLY: Setup takes only a few simple steps; thanks to the galvanized and rust-proof metal parts, it will remain stable after multiple assembly and disassembly
  • WHAT YOU GET: High quality bamboo shoe bench with a great value, clearly presented instructions, sufficient assembly accessories, friendly customer service and guaranteed satisfaction

I was contemplating giving it three stars because i think it could be of a little better quality. The wood on one shelf was splintered; the logo is unsightly and is branded so you can’t scratch it off; and the shelves look like they can break easily because they flex. I decided to give it four stars because it works for my needs; it doesn’t look all that bad considering what else is out there in this price range; it’s located in a closet so i don’t really look at it; and assembly was pretty easy. It’s a good product but i’m not blown away by it considering it was not exactly cheap. You probably might like it so as long as you like it who cares right?. The only suggestion is to use your own tools for the assembly as the tiny tools supplied make the job take longer. I have no problem recommending it.

Update: the top seating-style bench just cracked in three places while someone (around 150 lbs) was sitting on it to put shoes on. Still good as a shoe rack but definitely can’t double (at least long term or for adults) as a bench. Super simple to put together, especially if you have experience with ikea-type furniture. Perfect for organizing the ‘entryway’ in my tiny studio apartment. I can fit 7-8 pairs of shoes on it, and can sit comfortably on it to put said shoes on. Bonus that it can double as emergency seating in my apt.

Nice looking piece, but took a bit to put together. Thank you to the reviewer who recommended having a magnet to hold the metal grommets in place – was definitely helpful. Hint of our own: place all screws in line with holes and screw in halfway. Put whole thing together loosely, then go back and tighten everything. The holes wouldnt line up otherwise, which we found out after tightening as we went and got to last level. Happy with the finished product.

I bought it on a whim and now my life has improved 900% because of this shoe bench. I live in a small apartment where space is of the essence and this shoe bench fit exactly where it was supposed to— like it was made specifically for this small bit of my hallway. Shoes are no longer flung about but are organized and the extra space on top of the bench is awesome. It took one person maybe 40 minutes to put together, but someone actually skilled at it would take way less than that. The instructions were clear and i couldn’t be more happy.

Looks like a quality bench; however, i’m convinced some of the holes are not positioned in the proper area as it was a pain to put this thing together- why not just use basic nails, screws to simplify putting this thing together. Also it is much smaller than expected. It will only hold three pairs of shoes on the top shelf and three on the bottom shelf. The top bench i just place my laptop and work tote on.

This was among my favorite buys ever on amazon. I could not find anything anywhere to compare and am happy i made the purchase. I looked high and low for something small enough to fit behind the door in my tiny disorganized foyer. Everything was just a little too big and a little too lacking in storage space. I don’t know how they did it, but they managed to make this just the right size that we can sit comfortable to put on our shoes and everyone in the very large family can keep one pair of shoes on it, always available and in a predictable place. Hallelujahwe fit about 8 pair on the shelves and stick some little ones underneath. Of course some of those are tiny shoes for tiny people, but it works out for a growing family of 8 even for those who can not be trained to put anything else awaysee, the thing is, if they have to open a closet door or drawer or bin, they just don’t do it and then all is lost (literally). With this simple design, they can just shake them onto the shelf right off their lazy bodies and we have no mess. The bench looks nice and has a clean, modern look that also works for more rustic setting. We did manage to crack a piece somewhere along the line after about half a year or more, but that was probably not with normal use, as we have an autistic son who pretty much breaks everything, bless his heart. Anyway, even with the crack even the heaviest among us at 260lb feels safe on this. I highly recommend this and couldn’t be happier with the purchase.

I ask house guests to remove their shoes when they come in, and this sits (without obstruction) near the door as a suggestion and as a reminder to where shoes were placed. I actually have a small chair beside the bench (the bench won’t hold a heavy person without creaking), the bench serves its purpose well.

This is an awesome shoe organizing bench that the whole family can use. When researching and shopping for a shoe bench this one definitely caught our eye, due to the material used in construction and the weight allowance of the bench. Some of the other type of shoe benches that were considered are completely enclosed and require much more work to have access to the shoes. Our toddler was more than thrilled when this arrived and was very helpful in the assembly process. If memory serves, he put half of the screws in while i was doing the other half, and i only needed to tighten all of them up. Basically, a toddler was able to help put this together, so you should be able to as well. We have used ours to store quite a few different types of shoes and the only thing that it cannot store are boots that are above the ankle. Putting on and taking off shoes is easy while using this bench. The shoe organizer helps to keep most all of our footwear off of the carpeting when we are at home. It can support the weight of an adult and toddler at the same time, and makes putting shoes on a toddler much easier.

We moved into a new apartment with a stand-up shower and no bathtub. Its gorgeous, but its nearly impossible to shave my legs balancing on one foot. This bench fits perfectly in our showerto the folks wondering if it’s ok for use in water, yes it is. It is made of bamboo, which is naturally water repellent. Might not last too long outdoors in the heat/sun though. We have had it in our shower for about a month, and it shows no sign of damage.

The songmics entryway bamboo shoe bench 2-tier shoe rack organizer delivers as described. While it seems smaller in person than in the photos online, the dimensions are clearly stated in the description. While you can fit six pairs of shoes on the lower racks, it is best suited for small to medium footwear. It might make a nice storage unit for other items as well. I would not suggest sitting on this as a bench when putting on shoes if you weight much over 150 pounds. While the bamboo fabrication seems fairly sturdy, the top layer isn’t made of the thickest material. It feels lighter than the stated 8. It assembled fairly easily but it took a little muscle to get the final screw holes lined up when attaching the final shelf. It took about 20 minutes to piece together after unpacking the legs, top, and two shelves.

Easy to put together and perfect for narrow spaces. Not sure how sturdy it will be should anyone sit on it to put their shoes on. My children (7 and 9) tried and i could hear it creak under the weight.

It’s well constructed and looks great with its shiny lacquered finish. Assembly uses allen wrench screws (like ikea products), bottom shelf is very low to the ground — on a rug, even flips flops do not fit. A shelf fit two pairs of men’s size 12 shoes and 1 stacked moccasins or slippers. Boots have to go on top shelf (bench seat) which i would never use to sit on since i am 6′ 4′ 215 lbs. Tip on assembly: keep screws slightly loose until all are in place to avoid the shelves/legs from torque-ing, then tighten them down.

I was very happy with the quality of this product. But very unhappy when i realized i would only hold two and a half pairs of shoes per shelf. The shoes in their photos must be children’s size. Otherwise i’d of given it a 5. Update: the vendor contacted me and, although not necessary, refunded part if the cost. Good communication and a nice goodwill gesture.

I bought two of these benches for a very small entry way off my garage. One holds about six pairs of shoes. They seem very sturdy when put together. My husband is slightly over 200lbs and he sits on them no problem.

I had looked for a shoe bench for some time, but had trouble finding one that would fit in my space. If you have limited space, this is the shoe bench for you. I love the size and the color. It was extremely easy to assemble and seems relatively sturdy for its size.

I’ve been asking the hubby to build it since we received it 6 days ago. I finally got tired of waiting and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to build. He could have gained major brownie points with little work but he passed it up.Love how it fits in my small foyer.

Easy to put together (although i’d recommend using a full sized allen wrench). Holds my weight for me to sit down (and i ain’t small) no problem. My entryway now looks neat and organized. Holds 6 full sized pairs of shoes no problem.

Ordered this for my wife, assembly was somewhat time consuming for such a small object. Connections had to be back threaded to prevent cross threading and constantly realigned until threading would begin to start joining the connections together. Seems to be very sturdy, i like it.