I received this same recipe box for a gift a few years ago and was extremely impressed with it. I was expecting the same quality when I recently purchased it for a friend. I was disappointed when I received the recipe box and saw that the quality didn't compare to the one I received a few years back. It is slightly smaller (which I wasn't too concerned about), but it doesn't seem as sturdy as the one I received a few years ago. If I didn't have the previous one to compare it to, I probably wouldn't have been as disappointed.