We purchased this set four months ago. Went together easily, sturdy and lovely to look at. Unusual pattern on the top, but fits into most any decor. (We have a transitional kitchen with hickory cabinets and slate tile and the set looks good.) Be aware that the wood top is very open grain and not well sealed. The table top is peeling and chipping (small). House with children and the kitchen is our gathering area - lots of use! We we should have added a lacquer coat to seal immediately before using this set. Touched up problem areas and added a lacquer coat, hopefully this will "toughen up" the surface.