I have wanted a porch swing (in our case a swing that's attached under our deck) for a long time. Black metal was just what I wanted but hadn't seen anything like this at retail. It looks exactly as pictured and is very sturdy. Many compliments on it already. The curved seat is very comfortable without a cushion. If you use this under a deck be aware that you will need to buy extra chain and some link locks - easy to get at any hardware store. I just spray painted the extra chain links black to match. You will also need to buy the eye hooks for the ceiling or underside of the deck floor -- these do not come with the swing. Easy to assemble. Arrived within a week. Very, very happy with this purchase. If you're on the bubble with this -- go for it.