I almost did not buy these after reading reviews of difficult assembly and poor quality. They do take some brain power on assembly, but there was nothing outrageous. Then again I have power drill and did use them for the screws with the appropriate driver. My first chair was perfect. The 2nd was not exactly even (leg lengths sitting correctly) but they do have adjustments on the feet to correct for this issue. The color is great, the microfiber is nice, the wood looks great. They are perfect for my countertop table!