I ordered this swing after "eyeballing" iron porch swings on 'O' for well over a year.....closer to 2 yrs. I decided on this one and ordered it on a Wed. and it arrived Sat. It was intact, in excellent condition, and our son put it together in about 15 mins.. He hung it in the big sycamore tree in the back yard. No worry about weather soaking any cushions, it is quite comfortable without them. I don't know how the finish will hold up in the weather till I have had it awhile.....but not to worry.....I will just paint it if need be.... I am so pleased with it and it looks very nice.... I am from the "South"......and enjoy many hours sitting out in my yard during the comfortable months......just swinging, smoothly and soaking in the beauty of the outdoors. . Thanks 'O'...!!!