I purchased 6 chairs for a secondary dining area that is only used a few times a year. I expect that they will last for years. The appearance is great and the assembly was not difficult - if you can handle aligning 9 bolts with their assigned holes using a allen wrench (provided), you can do this. After the 1st chair was assembled, the rest were easier to do. This was the best priced chair I could find, half the cost of a similar chair at the big furniture stores.