My wife and I were looking for outdoor furniture for our courtyard in our new home. We had purchased teak steamers and loungers for the pool area but quite frankly the budget wasn't going to allow a teak set comparable to this one for this area. Putting it together was a breeze, you simply can't get it wrong. I put the full set together in about 2 hours although I did have a "alan key" wrench for my electric drill, (invest in one). The time taken to construct without electrical assistance would probably be tripled, not to mention the early onset of carpel tunnel syndrome. If you wish to purchase an umbrella for this product make sure to buy a separate stand. So far we are delighted with the way the product looks, its comfortable and great for entertaining, we are told, a once a year application of linseed oil should keep it looking great for many years to come.