This loveseat is a whole lot of work to put together. It took me 4 hours! NONE of the pieces are assembled! I built this thing in my living room. After all the work, it is very firm. Looks wonderful, but not a seat to relax in. It has soften up a little bit over the past few days. It does look very, very nice. The color is more of a coffee than it looks in the picture, which I actually like. I would probably return it for something else if I could figure out how out how to disassemble it and fit it back in the box. It is very sturdy (thanks to my hard work putting it together). Seems it will last a long time.