I probably wouldn't have purchased this item if I would have been able to see it first. I think the quality is totally unremarkable. There is nothing wrong with it--it just isn't a wow by any stretch. That said, I shopped high and low for a similar product and couldn't find anything of this size even close to this price. It looks and functions like the picture. The item certainly requires some skill and a nail gun to assemble. It took two experienced men about 2 hours, but the directions were accurate and the parts all fit like they should. This may be as good as it gets for the price--but I would certainly check out all your other options before taking the leap.