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Not As Sturdy As It Looks
on January 30, 2013
This box looks very nice in the picture, and one of the photos shows it holding many bottles of wine, so it's easy to be misled that this is a sturdy box. That's what I wanted. I need a slight riser for my daughter's folk harp to allow her to stand up and play. This seemed like the perfect thing, just the right size and, like I said, it looks very sturdy (especially with those misleading pictures). We planned to paint/stain it to match the harp. I was really excited about getting it.
What you don't see in the photo is that the bottom of the box is not solid wood like the sides. It is made of wooden strips that are stapled on. One of the strips is quite weak. I can not find any claims of weight limits here on Amazon, but the harp is 20 pounds and I don't feel safe placing it on the box.
I simply can't use this for my intended purpose at all. For the price I'll probably keep it and use it for something else, or maybe reinforce it somehow. But I am still very disappointed and feel misled. Like I said, I thought that if it could hold all of those bottles of wine it must be sturdy. Not true.