Toy chest for now...heirloom later..USA made. We bought as a toy chest for our babies but hope it will last a long time and become a family heirloom. It was easy to assemble and appears to be strong (my husband and I both sat on it). We will be able to fit larger toys in here and it is a beautiful piece for the living room. We didn't want the living room to look like a play room so this chest is perfect.