So far, this board looks and feels pretty strong. I have two busy boys who are always running, jumping, climbing. This wobble board has been survive from their rough playing. I looked it closely, there didn't had any splinters or chips in the wood. It is safe for kids to play with smooth surface. It great for them to exercise, wobbly around, rocking back and forth. They also use this like a recliner to watching TV with. Sometimes turn it over. They using it as a bridge to walk across or climbing to somewhere. My husband about 150lbs. I was worried about he using it, but looks like it held his weight just fine. I will update my review if there is anything change. I would recommend this wobble board. It would be a great gift.