This set is very easy to put together even though I broke the Allen Wrench during assembly. This set of outdoor furniture is very sturdy and has solid construction.CHAIRS: the seats of the chairs are not secured by any screws, so the seat platform just layes within the frame loosly. The chairs are solid and sturdy and roomy; however, there is absolutely no countour to the back rest whatsoever, so a lower lumbar pillow is needed for any sort of comfort.BENCH: the bench is constructed just like the seats and is well built. It also has no contour and needs lower lumbar pillow support. The bench is wider and the arms are higher than the table. THE BENCH DOES NOT FIT UNDER THE TABLE, so you have to lean forward on the edge of the seat to eat.TABLE: Easy to assemble and although a bit narrow, it is perfect to seat four.I am considering purchasing two more chairs separately for the dining table and using the bench elsewhere as an accent piece because it really does not work with the table, oddly enough.