I bought 10 of these chairs (5 sets) for a summer house that sleeps 8. They were reasonably easy to put together (I did this alone as a 57 year old woman) and they are quite sturdy. I did purchase three cans of silicone spray which I used to apply three coats to the cloth seats, which was a good idea as now spills just wipe right up. After a year, two chairs became "loose" so I replaced all the screws using lock washers, which I would recommend. Other than that, they have stood up fine, they're nice to look at, graceful, and clean and they are quite comfortable at the table. I just purchased two more sets. I like them a lot.