I've had these chairs for a year and have only been able to use them once. From day one the front legs bend outward to the point that continued sitting will result in either breaking the chair or spilling the occupant to the floor. The first time was when my 11 year old niece was sitting in them so it's not due to too much weight (instructions did give a 225 lb limit). A very handy male friend of mine put them together for me so that is not the problem either. Once I figure out how to take the front legs off, I will use wooden nails (a glue) to secure them into place. I will not buy furniture from Overstock again.