Experience report: SoBuy bench with wooden boxes – stylish and practical

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SoBuy FSR23-WN Modern Shoe Chest Bench Shoe Cabinet with…*
  • Weight: approx. 18kg; Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg; Material: MDF and bamboo; BHT approx: 105x43x35cm (see picture)
  • lots of storage space thanks to 3 removable baskets; with comfortable seat cushion
  • can be used as a bench; Also ideal as a hallway cabinet, shoe cabinet.

Are you looking for a modern shoe chest or bench that not only looks chic, but also offers enough storage space? I had the same need and chose the SoBuy FSR23-WN Modern Shoe Chest/Bench with 3 Baskets and Seat Cushions. Here I share my experiences with this piece of furniture.

Product Features: Bench with wooden boxes

  • Modern shoe chest/bench with 3 baskets and seat cushions.
  • Material: MDF and bamboo.
  • Dimensions: WHT approx. 105x43x35cm (see illustration).
  • Weight: approx. 18kg.
  • Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg.
  • Lots of storage space thanks to 3 removable baskets.
  • Can be used as a bench.
  • Available in 2 sizes: FSR23-K-W (width: 71cm) and FSR23-W (width: 105cm).
  • Possibility of combining with the wall coat rack (FHK19-WN) and the shoe rack (FSR108-WN) as a set.
  • Back panel with screws instead of nails for additional stability.

Delivery and assembly – Bench

The bench arrived at lightning speed and was safely packaged. You can choose between different color combinations, but I chose the all-white version. The assembly was overall uncomplicated. A special highlight was that additional screws and wooden dowels were included.

The wood from which the bench is made may seem thin, but after assembly it was stable enough for my weight of 90 kg. For additional stability, I glued all the wooden elements and dowels.

I had to improvise a bit when screwing the front lower bar as the screws are a bit short, but it finally worked.

Bench with wooden boxes
FINISHED BENCH
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design and functionality

The design of the bench with wooden boxes fits perfectly into my hallway and gives it a beautiful look. Thanks to the three removable baskets there is enough storage space for shoes and accessories. The seat cushion is comfortable and can be removed, making cleaning easier. The width of the bench makes it comfortable to sit on.

Quality and workmanship

The quality of the material and the workmanship are overall good, although not outstanding. A big plus is the use of screws instead of nails to attach the back panel, which contributes to stability. However, the dowel holes could be smaller to further increase stability. The thin wooden elements require special care when screwing.

Value for money – Bench with wooden boxes

The price-performance ratio is reasonable, although not outstanding. I paid almost €80 for this piece of furniture. The bench with wooden boxes has a lot of storage space and an attractive design, which justifies the price.

Advantages and disadvantages of the bench/shoe rack

BenefitsDisadvantages
Modern designThin wood requires caution when screwing
Lots of storage space with 3 basketsConstruction instructions could be more detailed
Comfortable and removable seat cushionPrice could be lower compared to quality
Can be used as a bench
Can be combined with other pieces of furniture
Back panel with screws for stability
Easy assembly
Good value for money
SoBuy FSR23-WN Modern Shoe Chest Bench Shoe Cabinet with…*
  • Weight: approx. 18kg; Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg; Material: MDF and bamboo; BHT approx: 105x43x35cm (see picture)
  • lots of storage space thanks to 3 removable baskets; with comfortable seat cushion
  • can be used as a bench; Also ideal as a hallway cabinet, shoe cabinet.
SoBuy FSR23-K-WN Modern Shoe Chest Seat Dresser with 2 Baskets...
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  • with invoice (19% VAT). Order up to 14: 00 clock, your package will be dispatched the same day.
  • Weight: approx. 13kg; Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg; Material: MDF and bamboo; Dimensions: WH: 71x43x34cm
  • lots of storage space thanks to 2 removable baskets; with comfortable seat cushion
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  • Weight: approx. 15,5kg; Load capacity: 150kg; Material: MDF(E1), bamboo, pine; BHT approx: 101x46x35cm (see picture)
  • With 3 compartments: ideal for space-saving storage of your shoes and many other items.
  • Ideal for families with children! The small seat allows children to change their own shoes.
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  • Weight: approx. 20,4kg, load capacity: up to 150kg; Material: MDF(E1); Product dimensions: WH approx. 80x45x35cm (see illustration); Package dimensions: 88x44x18cm
  • With a door and a removable body: ideal for storing shoes or small items to save space.
  • The shelf, which can be adjusted to three heights, creates space for various things.
SoBuy FSR23-K-W Modern Shoe Chest Seat Dresser with 2 Baskets…*
  • with invoice (19% VAT). Order up to 14: 00 clock, your package will be dispatched the same day.
  • Weight: approx. 13kg; Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg; Material: MDF; Dimensions: WH: 71x43x34cm
  • lots of storage space thanks to 2 removable baskets; with comfortable seat cushion

FAQ

1 question: What materials are used for the bench with wooden boxes?

Answer: The SoBuy FSR23-WN bench with wooden boxes is made of MDF (medium density fiberboard) and bamboo, which ensures stability and an attractive external appearance.

2 question: What dimensions does the bench with wooden boxes have?

Answer: The approximate dimensions of the bench with wooden boxes are approx. WHT 105x43x35cm. Also see the images for further details.

3 question: How much does the bench with wooden boxes weigh and what weight limits apply to the load?

Answer: The shoe chest weighs about 18kg. The bench has a load capacity of up to 120kg, while each basket can hold up to 15kg.

4 question: Is the seat upholstery removable and what about cleaning?

Answer: Yes, the seat cushion is removable, which makes cleaning easier. You can remove and wash the cover to keep the shoe chest clean.

5 question: Are there other pieces of furniture or sets that can be combined with this wooden box bench?

Answer: Yes, you can combine the SoBuy FSR23-WN bench with wooden boxes with the wall coat rack (FHK19-WN) and the shoe rack (FSR108-WN) to create a harmonious set for your hallway.

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  • The 3 flaps allow you to store a wide range of shoes in different sizes and styles.
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SoBuy FSR23-WN Modern Shoe Chest Bench Shoe Cabinet with…*
  • Weight: approx. 18kg; Load capacity: bench: 120kg, basket: 15kg; Material: MDF and bamboo; BHT approx: 105x43x35cm (see picture)
  • lots of storage space thanks to 3 removable baskets; with comfortable seat cushion
  • can be used as a bench; Also ideal as a hallway cabinet, shoe cabinet.


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