Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Beth There are better items for the price
When I opened this item and looked at the assembly instructions, it seemed as though this was going to be a simple project. But, the instructions actually started on step two as the "preassembled ledge" was not actually preassembled. So, after assembling the ledge (which used additional screws, so I ended up having to buy extra) the written instructions said to line up the markings on the edges of the sides to complete assembly, but those markings weren't there. A few of the pre-drilled holes didn't match up, so I had to drill new holes. There were also no drainage holes, so i drilled those as well. The best thing about this purchase was that the shipping was free. I would suggest picking a different planter.
April 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeK Nice enough
The planter is nice and well made. Looks very cute on the patio. Putting it together was easy, though some pieces don't match exactly during assembly, particularly the top trim. Mine was missing a few screws; might've slipped out during shipping (the box was delivered in bad shape).
May 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Matt WORST Instructions EVER
Good for what it is intended for. Instructions are a Joke. the outer trim is almost impossible to put on. Good construction just terrible instructions on how to put it together.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by basketlady Not worth what I paid for it at all!
I had been looking for some time for a raised garden bed to fill a special spot on our patio and when I saw this and read it's description I was thrilled. I did read the reviews, there were only two and both said the directions were not too good and one had a warped board but a new one was sent out immediately, so I was prepared for some of that. When I cut open the box pieces fell out. It seemed like I had some good pieces and some rejects, and the bag of nuts and bolts had been ripped. I was so excited to put this together that I ignored what I saw. To sum it up, I am pretty sure I received a kit that had been returned because I can't believe for what I paid that it would have been packed so poorly and that some of the pieces were cracked and chipped and in very bad shape. The directions STINK! Thank goodness my husband is very handy, he helped me put it together, with wood glue and extra bolts. I painted it so that hid the damaged wood. In the end I am ok with it and it works, but NOT worth the $$$ and frustration. The only reason I didn't return it is because the package was sooo big and came apart, it was a mess. I would have been even more frustrated and my husband is great.
June 3, 2014