I was a little apprehensive when these chairs arrived since I knew they required assembly -- something that I usually find challenging. I must say, however, that these chairs were extremely quick and easy to assemble. The directions were clear and every single part was there, down to the tiniest washer and screw. And, all pre-drilled holes were exactly in the right place. The wood and finish are beautiful. The chairs are very sturdy and sit perfectly on the floor -- no "rocking" or adjustments needed. I'm sure if I purchased these chairs already assembled elsewhere, I would have paid at least 50% more. Great product -- and comfortable too!