Didn't take my husband that long to assemble, and looks great in my daughter's play area under a small window in our loft. The lid opens and closes without problems, and the paint job on it (we got the red one) is great without a single scratch. It's pretty sturdy, and seems like it will last for many years. My only wish is that it was a little longer so it could fit more toys.
I ordered this to replace the soon-to-be broken trunk I bought at **** one and a half years ago (I have had better luck with **** furniture before...). Assembly is not too hard even for a non-handy female like me, although the 4 screws at the bottom took me a while and a bit of pain for my fingers to get in. I used it as a small trunk to store stuff in my bedroom. I know it's a toy trunk but what the heck it doesn't look kiddish to me. I ordered the espresso color hoping to match the color of my other furniture in the room. It arrived a bit more chocolately brown than I expected. I wish it is a bit more blackish brown but this is not a deal breaker. The spring safety mechanism of the top cover works well. Will see how this holds up but so far feels very sturdy. Can sit on it (115lbs female) safely. Overall rather satisfied with the purchase. For $$ it's a good deal.