This appears to be a very well made frame. However, do not be fooled by the 500 pound weight capacity. This seems to be intended for a very thin man who happens to have a 400 pound brick in his lap. It is way to narrow for me (A 300 pound man). If you are a smaller person who needs a rugged chair, this will probably work fine. If you are a fat man, like me, you will need to look elsewhere.