Wish I could take a picture of my beautiful raised vegetable garden. We bought the 4' x 4' ground version and sides are at a perfect height to discourage bunnies or groundhogs. Although it would have probably been fine to simply put together, fill, and plant, my husband clear coated the sides and lined it with landscape fabric before filling it with dirt. We also halved corrugated pipe length wise and payed those under it for good drainage. $79.99 is a steal for similar items we saw elsewhere. No need to second guess or be unsure about this purchase.
Bought the rectangular elevated model to grow some tomatoes and herbs. It's plenty big--- you would be well-advised to plot out the space where you're going to put it, just to make sure it will fit. Since it's going to be outdoors, I decided to completely weatherproof my planter with a transparent cedar-toned deck sealer/stain (double-sealed all sides of the boards before assembly). Assembly was fast and easy----all the pieces have tongue-and-groove connections, everything slides together without screws or fasteners. Hence you could also easily disassemble the planter later on if you wanted to. The downside of this design is that, as a piece of furniture, the finished planter is a little wobbly. If that’s a turn-off, you could attach some brackets underneath, or drive some long wood screws here and there, to really tighten things up.
Ordered the elevated planter option. While assembling it, I noted a defective panel that prevented me from setting up the entire planter. Sent PatioCraft pics of the defective panel and they replaced the defective panel within the week. Very pleased with their excellent customer service. Overall, the planter was very easy to put together, no tools needed. The cedar wood looks beautiful and the planter drains well from the narrow spacing between the base boards.