Was very hesitant to buy "assembly required" furniture online, but decided to give it a try and I am very pleased. A good solid bench, but not too heavy to move around. Husband put it together with little difficulty and we are both pleased. The size of the bench is perfect for a small area on my porch; so glad I went for it! As of today, the only concern is the possibility of water accumulating in drawers, will have to keep a watch on it when spring rains begin to fall.