this patio set is very good looking and looks great in our patio, but we were expecting something far sturdier that would withstand the wear and tear we plan to give this set. the chairs are wobbly and don't feel like they will last a very long time. the bench is smaller than we expected. we thought we might be able to use the table as a sitting bench, but it too is pretty flimsy. finally, the wrought iron look is only a look, the set is made of some other material and painted over to look antiqued. hopefully the paint won't start peeling off by the end of this summer. which also brings up the point that the set will have to be stored during the rainy months, adding one more inconvenience; we had planned on leaving the set on the patio year-round.