Not as hard to assemble as some others had indicated. After completing the first chair, the others were a breeze. I did use a small wood clamp to hold the seat on while I screwed it in from the bottom, though. The instructions could use a tweak here or there, but common sense fills in the blanks. This is my first piece of furniture made from rubberwood and it seems pretty sturdy. Time will tell how these hold up, but compared to a set very similar to these from ***** that were nearly $300 per chair, they're similarly built. One of my chairs came with a broken leg which was very quickly and professionally taken care of by overstock. I'm still amazed at my experience with their customer service. The only reason I took off a star is that in a few places, screws that were installed from the factory had cracked the wood ever so slightly. The cracks aren't noticeable unless you're down on your knees assembling the chair or have it upside down. The cracks don't compromise the stability of the chairs, either. I'd recommend these to anyone needing very decent (and decent looking) chairs at about the best price I could find on the web.