Had I known the fabric on this bench was going to be so cheap looking, I would never had ordered it. The chenille fabric always looks dirty unless you run your hands over it after sitting in it, and the arms still look dirty no matter how many times you run your hands over it. I read another review from an Interior Designer who used this for one their clients and thought to myslef "well if a designer would buy one for a client and for themselves I will get one" I ended up putting it in my guest room at the foot of the bed because it looked very cheap/low quality in my living room. The entire assembly process was enough t o make me want to gouge my eyes out with the allen wrench it came with or just return it, why it could not have just have come assembled and boxed /ready to go from the maufacturer still makes no sense to me. Very disappointed, I wish they would have made this in a simple linen fabric, or at least a poly-blend linen looking material would have made such a major difference. Once you assemble it and tighten it , the piece seems sturdy enough and it is VERY uncomfortable. I would have returned it, but I simply did not want to deal with it any more. You may want at 4 people over to assemble this one. Good luck!!!