After looking at many far too expensive dining room sets, I decided on this one. It really is a fabulous deal when you start looking around. I saw a similar table at another store for $600, but the chairs were almost $250 each. It arrived quickly in several boxes. The assembly was straightforward, but took two people about four hours to assemble. I really like the look of the solid legs and the apron under the table. The color is an attractive very dark brown. Once assembled, it seems very sturdy. The only thing I was disappointed in was that the top of the table is three separate pieces. I did not realize that when I ordered it.