I wanted simple dining chairs in an interesting color at an affordable price. I ordered them in blue and they look great in my combination dining/living room (NYC apartment). I would never have been able to assemble them myself as holes need to be drilled into the seat for the other components to attach but with a handy friend, assembly went smoothly. They have a few dings in the paint, after 7 months, which I actually don't mind aesthetically but which I know might bother others. The paint chipping is probably more attributable to my sons than the quality of the chairs. I note that, inexplicably, one seat split in half during assembly and Overstock replaced it immediately, at no cost. Good experience, overall.