We are enjoying this table set at our country lake home. It is perfect in our game room. It's comfortable and extremely sturdy. From the photo, the wood stain looked lighter - it is very dark - more like walnut than cherry. It took my husband and I several hours to put together, but was not difficult. Make sure you have an extended screw driver bit if you use an electric drill. The only issue we had was who overstock.com contracted to deliver the 4 large boxes. We had requested they call ahead since we live 45 minutes from the lake home' but, instead they just called and said "we are here" so we had to leave work and drive 45 mintues to meet the delivery truck. Other than that, we are enjoying the set very much and believe it is a very good value for the price. We belong to a direct buy club, but this price even beat wholesale.