these chairs are heavier than I thought they would be, which is a good thing. I was expecting cheaper flimsy chairs, but these are pretty sturdy. they look ok, there's definitely nicer looking chairs out there, but for the price they're ok... I got a 30% discount on them, otherwise I don't think I would have paid full price for them. the seat is comfortable for a little while, but I also bought seat cushions for them... sitting on any solid wood surface would get uncomfortable after a while, but the seat cushions should help greatly for that. assembly wasn't too bad either... I recommend a hand held power driver, there's quite a few screws if you're putting 4 (or more) chairs together. otherwise, the holes pretty much lined up for the most part... some minor adjustments were made, but nothing major. I would recommend them at a discounted price.