Assembly is a breeze (although it is a little tricky to get the lid on by yourself, but can be done. The box has been through (3) rain storms and kept all of the contents dry. I do worry about the bottom being slatted and allowing insects or mice to find their way in, but so far no problem. I've had this box for about (5) weeks. I am noticing a little warping of the lid, but I will keep an eye on it. I added adjustable feet to the rear to force a slight slope to the top to get the water off of the lid faster. Great product if the lid holds up to the elements. So far, so good.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
I bough this to hold towels by a pool. It is very spacious, the wood is of very good quality, and it is solid. It repels water nicely (although I have it under a covered patio) and is strong enough to be sat upon. It makes a very nice addition to the pool area, and feels "spa-like" in its simple, clean design. I am very happy with this product, and assembly was easy (15-20 minutes)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very representative
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description and photos are a good indicator of the final product
Love this storage box -- better quality than I expected and glad I decided to pay a little more than some of the other options I found online! Very solid wood (so heavy I initially dropped a piece on my shin and had a bruise for 2 weeks!) Very easy to put together other than screwing the top section hinges to the box (need 2 people, one person has to hold the top (its a heavy piece) while the other person screws it to the box). We have this on a screened porch, but right next to the screened window so lots of rain comes in and the cushions have remained dry
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? comparable, though a little darker
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. solid wood
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good description
Disappointed in this product. It is open slat construction all the way around, except the top. The description does NOT say that. This will NOT keep out rodents and will NOT keep contents dry if there is driving rain/snow and ice on the deck. The top came with a large split in it and was all warped and wouldn't fit right. We had to fix it to make it work. We also had to go and get latches so the cover would close all the way due to how badly warped it was. The finish obviously wasn't dry before it was packaged as the paper used to wrap between pieces was glued to the wood and didn't come off. If it weren't such a hassle to return we would have sent it back. Would NOT recommend it to a friend.
The chest is easy to put together. I live in a condominium with a large patio, and I use this to stow the cushions that go along the back of my outdoor sofa when not in use. The chest isn't "waterproof" because the sides louvers are open; however, the top is solid and deflects almost all the rain, and the louvers are turned down so that they also shed water. My chest is under open sky on the 7th floor, so it does get some rain and wind, but it keeps the cushions dry. I like that the air can circulate to keep them fresh--and truth be told, thunderstorms sometimes sneak up on me and I don't get the cushions stowed away in time. The circulating air allows them to dry inside the chest. It also makes a good sideboard behind my outdoor bar.
I little surprised the sides and bottom were slated. Just assembled today so no rain yet to test for outdoor cushions getting wet in it. If it stays dry, will order another because it is too small to hold all cushions. Beautiful storage box.
Quality is top notch. The wood is as advertised, durable, sturdy, color matched and fits together great. The box can be assembled in all of 5 minutes. The top is water-resistant as it is actually sealed and not slatted. Thus, it will not keep water out since the sides are slatted, but the bottom is wide open and allows water to drain without pooling. Highly recommend for an outdoor storage box. One caveat, I would not use it as a seat, I do not think over time it would support adults sitting on it.
These boxes look good and they serve the purpose. They are not top quality but they are good quality. They are water proof. I say that they serve the purpose of keeping your cushions or other pool stuff dry and protected against the elements. They look good but if you look closely, there are little details that are not done to perfection.
I purchased this trunk because of the reviews by others saying the color was darker than pictured. My wood patio cover is dark brown and this is exactly what I needed to match my decor. My style is tropical and this fits the bill! The quality is awesome and was easy to assemble. It looks much more expensive than what I paid. It shipped fast and was in perfect condition, I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. I highly recommend it!
We got this for indoor use for storage. Reviews from other buyers said that it was darker than the picture shown, so we purchased it. It was easy to put together, all parts were there (one screw was bent and had to be straightened), and the color turned out to be redder than the picture, which was great as it just about matched our other furniture! Would have rated excellent if it had put in some extra screws, etc. as some manufacturers do in case of a mis-count or defective part.
I ordered 3 boxes, expecting them to be a light honey/pine color as shown on the website. Instead they arrived as a very dark reddish/ brown mahogany color which really doesn't go with our decor. I contacted Overstock.com, they checked and confirmed the picture was wrong as regards to color. We decided to deal with the color as returning these 3 fifty plus pound boxes would've been very difficult. We are using them as indoor storage pieces. They were very easy to put together and look very substantial. They are perfect, except for the color, but because they are solid wood, they'll be easy to paint, if we go that route. I rated the style of this product as "good" only because it wasn't the color we wanted. Otherwise, If you like the dark woods then this item is for you.