I bought this as a present for my keen gardener wife. She is delighted with it. It is sturdily made out of sheet metal, with a smooth paint finish and an internal organiser system for the seed packets. It will hold a lot of seed packets, although the manufacturers only ship it with a few to get you started. It will keep seeds dry, labelled and out of reach of anything in the garden shed that might make a meal of them(eg mice). It isn't cheap, but you get a good product for your money. I'd certainly recommend it to the keen gardener who grows a lot of plants from seed.