I have used this product for over a year as a tack trunk at my barn. At least five of my friends also use this product, and have been using it for 5+ years. I don't know what those other people are talking about, but if you assemble this product correctly then it is amazing! it's never broken, doesn't leak, and can support 5 or more people. It has been through a lot, and still is in excellent condition.
I've had this one over a year, and as long as you keep it against a wall and don't open it, it's a great bench. However, I don't know why anyone would design something that falls apart in all 4 directions every time you open the lid. It's absurd and comical how well this box falls apart. I finally resorted to running 3 strips of duct tape around the thing so I could put some items inside it. It could have been a really great deck box with the addition of just a few screws.
I bought this a few days ago and the pieces do not fit together properly you can see daylight where the parts should fit together. there was a puncture hole in one side and the top doesn't close its off by inch or more. The whole thing is warped, junk.
This is a very easy deck box to put together & high quality material. Have owned other Rubbermaid outdoor product before & love them, they last forever!!
No need to bring it in, in our Minnesota winters, I just cover them with a plastic tarp and in the spring they are good as new. They seal well so no weather (rain & snow) get at whatever you put insde...it all stays dry.
Nice product and is well built and easy to assemble. The straps that are used to keep the lid from going to far back need to be re-designed. Just connecting with a small screw will not let straps last very long. Very poor design for such a large company.
This was very easy to assemble. I've sat on it and opened and closed the lid many times and it holds together quite well. I did read some bad reviews before I bought this, but based on good experiences with Rubbermaid in the past I bought it anyway and am very glad I did. Anyone having problems assembling this or having it fall apart clearly did not read the very easy directions.
This is my second box and I really wish they would improve the quality if the hinges when assembling this box. This is the second time that it is nearly impossible to connect the pins to the hinges. As well, the hinges stretched so much so that white plastic is exposed and the cover is loose. Not too happy about that. Otherwise the box is great for being weather resistant and sturdy (minus the cover and hinges).