It is sturdy and wll constructed. However, the one I received had a big chip out of the back. I found the piece in the packing and was able to use wood glue to repair it. It isn't difficult to assemble but an extra pair of hands would be helpful. The finish is not perfect...but it does not show. It is a big rocker and my mother loves it. Yes, if you are looking for a rocker at a good price this one works. Just be aware there will be some imperfections.