Item is made in China. Arrives in a flat box and assembly is required. The panels are flimsy and seem to be a light balsa wood. Very simple to put together. Unfortunately, they over drilled some of the holes and the screws would not properly tighten. The description indicates that you can store up tp (75) records in this crate. My crate was maxed out at (60). Perhaps with some oil and a rubber mallet you can bang a few more in there. Inferior quality for the price point. Would not buy again.