After reading some of the reviews, I was a little leery of purchasing this box, but it was just the size for storing Grandchildren's toys on our back porch. It took me alone about 45 mins. to assemble it which wasn't bad. It had a few scuff marks on it but not bad enough to return it since it was for the screened in back porch. It held everything I needed to store and it looks very nice. I'm not sure I would use it as extra seating for a large person, but will be fine for children and average size adults. All in all, I'm pleased.