Excellent value! I bought two several weeks ago for use at an assisted living facility to enable residents to garden without stooping or kneeling. The wood slats are rough cut white cedar, and the corner posts are smooth white cedar. This gives a slightly rustic look appropriate to a garden bench and a pleasing faint aroma of cedar. And being cedar, I expect that the bench will be reasonably rot-resistant and weatherproof, age to a nice gray color, and give years of service. The wooden boards and legs are dovetailed, so the nearly the entire thing assembles almost entirely without use of fasteners. A rubber mallet (about $6 at HD) provides just enough force to knock the boards into position. The caps on top of the posts need a hole drilled in them by the user so that they may be screwed onto the posts with the provided screws (c'mon Greenes... couldn't you provide these pre-drilled? Then the only tools for assembly would be a rubber mallet and a Phillips screwdriver. Or even better, figure out a joinery approach for the caps and get rid of the screws altogether). When assembled and filled with dirt the bench is surprisingly solid and stable. (The capacity is 6.5 cubic feet, which is a little less than 4 of the 50-quart bags of Miracle Gro potting mix once it's packed down. I suggest sticking with potting soil, as garden soil will be quite a bit heavier.) Another tip: if you're going to place the unit on grass or dirt, put four small patio blocks (about $1 each at HD) down first for the legs to sit on so they don't sink into a soft surface. These are not needed if the bench will be placed on a hard surface (patio, sidewalk, deck, etc.) All in all, I highly recommend this unit. We are giving another unit to a friend with some physical limitations so that she can continue to enjoy gardening, and will buy additional units if there is demand from residents at the assisted living facility.