This is such a unique piece of furniture. While we have built several great hall trees, this one has a lot of really neat features. As you can see from the pics this base or bench is built much wider than your average hall tree bench. This accommodates the 8 inch hidden shelves behind the doors. Lots of places to put all your stuff. The bottom was custom designed for a client to leave one end open for her cat to enter in. Then the drop down door makes it easy for our client to change the litter box that is in the bottom of the hall tree. Customize it how ever you’d like, this is the beauty of what we do. We can always build in the features that you and your family want!