Ordered this bench because of its low price. In this case, low price = poor quality. The slats of the seat are screwed to three cross members. When I opened the box, the center cross member was pulled out entirely and the all screw holes were stripped, making it impossible to screw back. At either end of the seat, other screws were pulled out, and the holes stripped. I re-drilled some of the holes and made it work by putting in longer screws, because I didn't want the hassle of returning it. But Mr. Average Consumer would not and should not be fixing manufacturing problems. In addition, each piece seemed to be made from different wood, with filler and inconsistent finish. This could be attributed to "style" I guess, but I know wood and overall this bench is a TOTAL PIECE of JUNK. My 11-year-old son could have done better in shop class. Don't buy this bench!!!