As many other reviews have pointed out the rockers are fine once assembled. If you need to follow directions exactly in order to assemble something these rockers are not for you. The directions are meager but fairly accurate. The problem is that the sequence of steps leads to a point where the assembled chair will not fit into the pre-drilled holes of the rockers. If you assemble the front legs (one box was pre-assembled one was not) first, then fit both the back and front into the rockers THEN insert the rungs and seat assembly it actually goes together rather easily. By the way, use wood glue to secure each joint. The screws included do their job but the whole chair is more stable once glued. Good luck.