Good looking bench. Seems sturdy enough. Looks good outside, seems to match the wicker things I have already well enough. Looks as if the bamboo was already used for something else? No biggie, adds character & gives it a worn look (in a good way). When I received it it was in a bunch of different box parts taped together? I mean, whatever, just thought that was weird & it definately took some effort to get into!
This bench is exactly as described, very sturdy and well-made. It is a rustic style bench, so don't expect it to look perfect, but it does look perfect sitting near my Japanese maple tree in the front yard. I think it's more than worth what I paid for it. I am using it as more of a decorative item, but it is sturdy and large enough to hold 2 people whose total weight does not exceed 200 lbs. or so.