This is a unique outdoor bistro set. It is sturdy and so far seems to be holding up to the weather. I did have a lot of problems with the set itself, but Overstock was wonderful in quickly resolving those issues (set came first with only 1 chair, then when I opened the box for the table, the table top was split in two, but they shipped out a new chair and table within 2 days). The chairs are a little heavy and the corners (since they are reinforced with metal) are a little sharp, but overall we love the set. We are thinking about buying another one.