Rated 2 out of 5Â by Willful Parent Not solid wood
This was a gift, and we are finding that less than half the M&D puzzles fit in it. The 'natural wood' mentioned in the product name does not mean 'solid wood' or even 'wood venier'- it means 'wood pulp mixed with glue'. This organizer is great if your puzzles fit, if you aren't expecting it to look nice, and you aren't worried about out-gassing from the wood 'product'. There is no assembly required, which is one of the nice points. We are fine with it since it was a gift, but we would not have purchased it if we had seen it first.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by We like Melissa and Doug puzzles Not impressed at all
I was gifted this Natural Wood Puzzle Case to hold my Sound Puzzles and I'm very disappointed all around in the product. The texture or feeling of the wood when I ran my fingers over it was rough and unfinished. I thought it would look a little nicer than it did and then I was thinking the Painted Wood Puzzle Case would have been more appealing. Once I got past my initial feeling of the Puzzle Case, I tried my Sound Puzzles out to make sure they fit. To my surprise they didn't fit correctly at all. I measured the Case and realized the measurements in the description on the website are not correct. The correct dimensions are 10.5" x 11.5" x 13" not what the website shows as 10.5" x 9.5" x 14". I then measured my Sound Puzzles and they are 8.75" x 11.75" x 0.75". So when I slid the puzzles into the case, they won't stay on the metal racks securely. Not only that, I can't use all 12 spots in the case because the distance between them is too close. They are only 1" apart and because the Sound Puzzles have little red knobs on each piece, they make the thickness of the puzzle too much to put any of the puzzles in each slot one right after the next. So now I'm stuck with a Puzzle Case that will only fit 6 Sound Puzzles in it unsecured. I would not recommend this Puzzle Case unless you know for sure that your puzzles will fit, even then the Painted Wood Puzzle Case may actually look better than this one.