I put it together in less than 30 minutes by myself! It acutally looks black, not the green color you see in the picture, but it's so gorgeous. We got it to put on the deck, but it's so beautiful I still can't let the outside have it yet! You can put seat cushions on the seat if you don't want to sit on the metal. It rocks wonderfully. Honestly, you might want to get one for inside if you just want a nice rocker. It is large so make sure you plan for the space of the extended width of the arms! One of the best purchases I've gotten at Overstock! Glad they're offering more. This is the kind of furniture you could pass down the family line!