5.0 out of 5 stars
By CurnoworNever - Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2018
In a word? For the price? Over the Moon!
Ya know how sometimes you don't know you NEED a new couch until you sit on one at Costco and immediately LOATHE your current couch? That happened to me 2 weeks ago, so I took the plunge and bought it, and I AM IN LOVE with it. I would go into much more detail, but this is not a review of that couch. Ya know how sometimes you're relaxing on a new couch that you just picked up from Costco and you finally notice the gigantic EYESORE that is your current, 12-year-old, wobbly and unstable IKEA coffee table and you decide that you've absolutely had enough of THAT little future pile of firewood? That happened to me last week, so I went lookin' on Amazon for a coffee table or something to fill the coffee table role, and that's where I met Sheffield Tufted. I know it's not a traditional coffee table, but it's exactly what I wanted. It is as beautiful in person as it is on Amazon. It also looks like it was expensive and it wasn't (relatively)! At the time of this review, it was $146.95 including tax. It's not about how expensive it looks. I just think it really classes up the joint. The cushion on top is as firm as I was hoping it to be. It's really nice and solid to kick your feet up on. It's tufted really nicely too, so it feels like none of the buttons are gonna come loose. I WILL update this review if something like that happens. I weigh 260 lbs. and I can sit on it without it flexing much (it does a tiny bit), BUT I should point out something odd (maybe I'm not up to speed in the Ottoman world, though). There is no wood or composite or any solid material under the cushion. It's, like, woven together like some kind of mini trampoline with something like strong elastic (I'm guessing) and that DOES make me not want to just plop down on it in the future. I'd guess if you weigh under 200 lbs. It could be plop city. You can clearly see the hinges while the lid is closed, too, if that is a major turn off for somebody. I LOVE that it's a storage ottoman! It doesn't really look like one, to me, which is totally thrilling cuz only I know that I'm storin' stuff in there! Okay, actually, everybody in the office knows I'm storing stuff in there...cuz that's where everybody's junk is now...but it's still a thrill!! As you'll see in the photos, there are some PROs and CONs regarding the storage area. PROs: 1) You get JUST ABOUT the entire length and width of the ottoman for storage. Internal space is 44 1/2" wide (actually it's 42" but you'll read about that in a sec), 14 1/2" front to back and 8 3/4" tall. It's roomy! 2) All the walls (front, back, and the lid) are lined with a black velvety type cloth. What's neat is that there is an extra inch to an inch and a half of pushback room. You can kinda fill it with a little more than it looks like you can, and the cloth will give that extra distance. 3) The lid closes perfectly all the way around, and that feels like quality. CONs: 1) The hinges DO intrude, a little bit, on how high you can stack things inside when the lid is closed. They take away at least 2 inches from the height you can stack without impeding them. Now, let me say, there is still 42 inches of room, width wise, between the hinges where they will not interfere. 2) I thought I would get more storage height. It's about 8 3/4 inches from the bottom to the outer lip. Like I said with the extra give with the cloth, you could get more space than that, maybe 10 inches, but not all the way around. 3) All the supporting wood panels are very thin. I don't think they are even 1/8" thick. They're possibly 1/16", maybe a hair thicker. I read where somebody asked on the forum if they could put their dumbbells and weights in there for storage. ABSOLUTELY not. No significant weight anyway. If I put my weight down on the floor, my foot would go right through the bottom. Moving on to the feet. The feet feel like real wood, they're a rich brown, and their subtle angle adds a touch O' class as well. Another little thing is there were a few loose strings hanging out from the manufacturing but they were easy enough to carefully cut off, and nobody is the wiser. You'll also see in one photo that on one side it looks like the ottoman has a little case of varicose veins. I probably should be more bothered by it, but I just don't seem to notice it unless I'm taking a picture of it. It's probably just an anomaly from the manufacturing, but I guess it's possible your's could have something similar. About the photos and the color in real life. All of the photos were taken in the AM with the Eastern Sun hitting the ottoman. The ottoman IS that color gray in the morning but not when it's out of the direct light. I put a GOLDEN DOGGY on top of the ottoman in the one photo I took when the ottoman was NOT in direct sunlight, and I believe that is accurate to what it looks like. There's also a couple of pics of my thumb? I'm trying to show the extra room inside the storage area where the cloth gives an inch or so. There are also pics of the hinges when the lid was closed, as closed as I could get it, where you can see how you've got to leave a couple inches for the lid to close all the way. All in all, if I would've paid $600 for this, I would be upset (taking everything into account). For under $150, I'm super pleased. I'm giving it 4 stars, though, because I think, even for this price, they could've done a little better. I'd buy it again, though. I'd buy it again. UPDATE 9/1: I'm adding a picture of how this ottoman can be used to occupy a 3-year-old for over 30 minutes with decorative rocks!! UPDATE 12/13: I am still in love with this thing. In almost 5 months I haven't' had one thing go bad with this bute. Hinges work perfectly still. No threads have come loose. Not a single tufted button has popped off. Ya know what, at this pace, I'm gonna give it 5 stars in another 6 months or so if it is STILL performing like a champ. UPDATE 12/31/2019: It's almost been 18 months and it's STILL amazing! I made that promise so now I'm raising my review to 5 stars. Great buy and definitely still recommend getting one if you like the style! Hope this was helpful!
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Elaina - Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2018
Good quality for the price!
That is how big it is compared to a king mattress
5.0 out of 5 stars
By CeeCee - Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2018
The Prettiest Ottoman
I’ve been waiting for the seller to restock the grey color for a month! As soon as the grey color became available I purchased this ottoman. And it was so worth it because it is so pretty and makes my room look fancy. The inside isn’t super big but I don’t even care cause I’m just storing decorative pillows. It has a nice cushion to it so it’s comfy to sit on. I got it mostly for looks and it didn’t disappoint! I would definitely recommend this ottoman.
2.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2019
Broken upon arrival
I was excited to finally have this delivered but unfortunately when we unpacked it the hinge was broken. The screws were totally stripped out of the wood so it cannot be used. They don’t hold the hinge at all. So unfortunate to pay this much money for the item to be useless when it arrives. I thought it would be better quality. Obviously just a cheap piece of garbage
4.0 out of 5 stars
By Deb from PA - Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2018
Nice bench; sit carefully
I was looking for a bench for the foot of our king-size storage bed. I was hoping for something to help our cats get up on to our very high bed and a place to put on my shoes. It fits the space nicely and serves it's purpose. The storage area is not as deep as one might think. It was easy to assemble. I am a bit concerned about it's sturdiness. I feel the need to sit down very carefully when I sit on it. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.
4.0 out of 5 stars
By Ashley G. - Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
Attractive and functional
This bench is exactly as described. I bought the grey color, and use it to store shoes at the end of my bed. It is attractive, holds all my shoes (including boots) and is comfortable to sit on as well. It is lighter in weight than I expected which was nice for moving it in. But if I had to come up with a con about this purchase, it would be that I wish it had just slightly more weight to it, a bit more substantial. But that is minor. I recommend this purchase.
1.0 out of 5 stars
By JJ - Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
Worst ottiman I ever bought and I do shop ALOT!
I bought this item and I was SO DISAPPOINTED. First off it was used and the screws were all lose. I tried to tighten them up but one was stripped. That latches that is used to open and close the storage unit are so cheap. I can't believe Amazon would send me such a piece of junk. After all the years and money I have spent on this site this was one of the worst purchases I made. The feet on the product don't fit right either. The thing is lopsided no matter what you do. I wish I had a bonfire out back in my yard because the best thing I can use this for is that and to roast marshmallows over. BEWARE!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Zachary - Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020
Fantastic for the price. Looks great and holds up well, with a satisfactory storage capacity
Beautiful ottoman at a great price. Perfectly matches my headboard with a modern design that could compliment a wide variety of styles. Definitely an ample amount of storage within. My girlfriend and I use it for our home workout/Wii Fit games & equipment, with still a fair amount of room to spare. The fabric, the buttons/tufting, and cushioning have held up great. No signs of wear to speak of. Admittedly, we use it much more for storage and as an accent piece than for actual sitting. I imagine that if it is frequently trafficked, especially by a pet, it would accumulate more wear. My two biggest complaints (which are pretty insignificant) are that the top does seem to accumulate dust around the buttons very easily, but it's painless to vacuum. Also, the feet seem to become loose very easily just from moving the piece back and forth to clean around/under it. Again, just re-tightening the feet by screwing them back in is easy enough. Overall, I'm very satisfied! Especially compared to other ottomans available at a similar price.