The structure also manages a single person quite well, only when the cover is needed a bit of additional support surface. Unfortunately, the manual is quite inaccurate. The indication of the items is patchy, which has first made and confused us a bit suspicious. The instructions regarding the mounting of the gas spring could be more detailed. It is gratifying that all necessary tools have already been supplied.
Externally the Gartenbox is quite appealing and the wood processed quite well. The boards are mounted on the lid very close beianander and can reject the rain well. The side boards allow good ventilation and but let the moisture inside the box arrive. Especially when heavy rains the cushions will be soaked. Other vendors have, to counter, stapled sheets of plastic on the outer edge. This way we will probably try even here in the summer and hand fasten an inner foil. In order to store garden utensils, pots or toys, this chest is very good.
The gas pressure damper is working properly and so you can leave the lid open easily to bring certain things with both hands out of the box. It also does not require a wall surface in order to lean the lid. The cover is somewhat dampened when closing, which is due to the balancing of the gas spring.
To counteract the weathering process and to obtain the appearance, the Herstller recommends treating the Gartenbox with hardwood oil. We consult with our other garden furniture made from eucalyptus wood min. Once a year in order to have more pleasure from the wooden furniture.
POSTSCRIPT: After more than a month use the board started inside to become moldy. After the many rainy days the timber was probably not enough time to fully ventilate. It probably makes more sense to store the Auflagenbox somewhere under one roof, where it is exposed to direct wetness.