This set is well worth the money we paid. We actually bought this for our son who just bought a home of his own. He had a deck and couldn't afford patio furniture just yet -- so this was a gift. He has some friends who are quite large, so we wanted to get something sturdy. He said it was not difficult at all to assemble, and we had dinner at his home a few nights ago and found it very comfortable and nice looking. The only issue we found was there are a few chips in the paint that will easily rust, but this can be easily remedied with a little dark rustoleum paint. He just loves it and after shopping around we found it was a GREAT buy!!!