I have been looking for months and months (in stores and on line) for sturdy yet affordable dining room chairs. I was quite reluctant to purchase these without any reviews, but I couldn't resist for the price. I must say they seem to be an EXCELLENT bargain! They look simply beautiful! They are quite roomy and appear to be well-made (we've only had them for a few days, so I'm reserving final judgment). They seem much sturdier than chairs I saw in stores for much more money. We bought the matching barstools and are equally impressed. The only drawback is that the chairs and barstools took quite a long time to assemble and my husband said that the holes on one of the chairs didn't line up properly. Also, one of the hardware packages was torn so there were loose screws rolling around in the box (fortunately none of the pieces were missing). Overall, I couldn't be happier with the purchase.