I looked all over the internet for furniture for my new porch. To put it politely I am broad in the beam AND on a limited budget. I read the size specifications on a variety of chairs - this rockers were the widest and looked pretty sturdy. Delivery was quick (and cheap), the chairs went together easily-I put both together with no help in around 30 or 40 minutes. They are comfortable and look great-only thing I can't comment on at this point is durability. I do not feel crowded in this chair and plan to order the matching table-I ordered 2 rockers and the table will be great between them. If you are a little broad in the beam too this would be a great chair for you.