No one expects wicker-made furniture to be particularly strong, so I took previous reviews which warned of this product's fragility with a pinch of salt. Big mistake.
The basket truly is rickety, and most probably will not withstand the rigours of more sturdy examples. When my product arrived, the cover was already frayed at the edge!
As a decorative and inoffensive piece of bedroom furniture, this works well. As a laundry basket, I'm not so sure. I certainly won't be buying more of this item in future.