The order arrived about 5 days after my purchase, 3 days earlier than expected. I purchased the swing with the black cushion since I figured that would match whatever else I have on my deck and patio. The wood arms are a nice color, but I suspect they scratch easily since they have a somewhat shiny finish. The directions for assembly are horrible! I guess I am a visual person and I need diagrams. I put the swing together by looking at the picture on the box, I'm still not certain if the cushion is on the right way or not. I guess I will determine if the swing is put together the right way once I sit in it. The swing appears to be quite sturdy and it looks nice too. I had planned on attaching it to the underside of my deck, but the swing does not come with an eye bolt. I will be headed to the hardware store later to pick one up. Once my patio is extended next month, I might consider purchasing the free-standing frame.