I wanted to get an antique wrought iron bistro set, my bf wanted a certain look, and I let him win. I liked the antique one better, but this one is fine. The antique's metal was very thick, but that also made it heavier, and this set's a little smaller so probably fits our little balcony better. Plus the chairs fold up when needed, which is nice. The construction and materials are...I don't know: good? acceptable? Only time will tell how well the welding holds up. At least, they're still looking good so far (2 months and a few rainstorms)...No visible rust. Quite easy to put the table together-2 simple tools included; chairs already completely assembled. The slats on the table and chair seats are spaced far apart enough that for the chairs, it will be more comfortable to sit on if you buy a nice little cushion, and for the table, I'm thinking of getting a glass top, since using a teacup w/o a saucer, you have to watch where you set it or it'll tip over on one of the gaps. Not sure how overstock shipped so fast--they must have a distribution center near here.