This is a beautiful piece of deck furniture. I had searched quite awhile for a combination potting bench and storage unit for on our deck and was beginning to think I was being too demanding in my "must-haves" list. This fits the list - the huge work surface, small drawers, larger drawers, and closed shelves are so useful. All the pieces were clearly marked and easy to assemble. The cypress wood is so nice and durable. I'm contemplating bringing it into my plant room for the winter, but I fear I wouldn't want to take it back out in the spring. Oh well, guess I'll have to buy another!
When we finally got the bench assembled, it really was what we were looking for. However, at least 3 pieces were broken. Because of the size, we elected to fix the broken pieces before finishing the assembly instead of returning the product. It was also very hard to assemble. After it was completed, the bench looked very good and is serving its purpose. We stained the finish to somewhat water-proof the bench since it is outside. Not recommending it because of the broken pieces and the difficulty in assembly.
Now I know why it's so hard to find potting benches with drawers-they always stick. This is a pretty piece but once the drawers were in and a few days in the weather went by, could not pull out drawers. They are not on runners-simply slide in opening. Love the unit-has all the right spaces but I'm gonna have to come up with the drawer solution. Bench too costly for this problem to occur. Since it's all put together, no chance of returning it.