First and foremost, a lot of people wrote instructions on assembling these kinds of chairs. Those instructions were super helpful to me! I'm passing mine along. 1. Lay the chair down somewhere and put the hardware in place so the legs are all attached, but tighten only with your hand at this time. (This is a bit tedious because it takes a while to line up everything, and there's a lot of hardware. Don't be discouraged. All the hardware is well worth having a chair that doesn't fall apart. And anyone can do this by him- or herself.) 2. Stand the chair upright on its legs, and put it on a flat surface. Now begin tightening the hardware. (You may find it takes a while, and you'll be in a few awkward positions to reach under the chair. It's worth it. You don't want uneven legs and a wobbly chair.) 3. Once everything's tightened, sit on the chair. Make sure it feels right to you, no wobbling, no squeaking. If either occur, recheck that everything's tightened. You're done! I have bought quite a few pieces of furniture online, and have often been irritated at the quality and final assembly result. But these chairs earned one of the very few five-star ratings I've given. They're attractive and comfortable, they're assembled well (once you've finished that part!), and they look great (especially with my antique dining room set that needed a little touch of modern and a splash of color). Speaking of which, the colors scared me a little. Purple? But I purchased these anyway. The purple is deep, not overwhelming, and it balances perfectly with the rust, black, grey, gold, and dark green stripes. Enjoy!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? A little bit darker in person, but very close.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Please with all the hardware to assemble; no fear of the chairs falling apart. I wish the fabric lined up a little better. The wood color matches my antique dining room set almost exactly!