While the chairs appear to be sturdy and relatively well-made, their packaging and shipment left MUCH to be desired. Setting aside the frustrating fact that it took 6 or 7 efforts by the contracted carrier (UPS) to get the delivery right, the chairs themselves arrived in flimsy, corrugated boxes that were partially shredded at the time of receipt and left the seating and legs exposed. Although, through some miracle, that did not lead to any tears, scratches or other nicks in the furniture, the incredibly poor packaging of the fasteners and washers let them "escape" from their inadequate plastic bagged-packaging. As they were treated in oil, they left both stains and dark marks all over the white "leather" seating/backing. In addition, they also left threading and ring imprints on the material. Finally, as they were no longer properly packaged, several fasteners/washers slipped out of the packaging. In summary: Buy With Caution!