This is an excellent value and a really great looking and comfortable set! I was so pleased to open the box and find I didn't need to assemble the chairs. (the table legs need to be attached, but it's a simple process) I was surprised that they're folding chairs, but they open out easily, don't look like folding chairs, and feel very comfy and sturdy when you sit down. It's a really charming set. Not heavy, which I like, and very well made. I'd been searching for just the right bistro set and took a chance with this one - so glad I did. You won't be sorry!