This was the first time I purchased furniture online, and I must say I was very impressed with the quality. The set shows very nicely with its sleek design, and it's very sturdy. Trust me you'll be able to tell when you put the set together. Solid hardwood all the way! It's a good value for the money you pay, as similar pieces at other stores are at least $300 more in pricing. The only thing that I will warn you about is that you will have to have some patience putting this set together. I would say, give yourself at least two hours. Other than that, I LOVE IT!