This is a nice chair for the price but certainly not the comparable price of $$$$! Made in China do not expect perfect quality control. I found the back slat that gives support at the bottom with a slight crack and another one on the back right arm support glued together tightly. So, quality in the rest of the chair is fair, and has no protection should it get stained from normal wear. I like it but do not expect to last more than two years.The rope seat is nice but if you want it to last I would spray it with a shellac spray or give it some protection.