This is great platform that was easy to put together by a mom and a couple of high school kids. We use this platform on our swimming deck at a high school pool. During swim meets our scorers sit on the platform and can see over the heads of people walking by so they can run our timing equipment. We have a 4'x8' platform and it's large enough for an 18" x 8' table and chairs for 4 people. The pool is a harsh environment that corrodes most metals, but this is holding up beautifully.