As stated before this product comes in many pieces; approx. 9 wooden pieces and 35 pieces of hardware per chair. Be prepared for this and think of the contents as a "chair kit" not chairs and you won't be so disappointed. I am not mechanically inclined and I had two toddlers running around while putting these together assembly style and it took about 3 hours. It wasn't hard to follow the instructions, but you do have to use a tiny little hex tool that comes with the chairs to tighten most of the screws and that takes some time (plus I had to rest my poor thumb and forefinger between chairs). The extensive build time and the fact that a piece of hardware was missing are the only reason I gave the chairs 4 stars and not 5. Once put together the chairs are very sturdy, they weigh about 16lbs each, the kids spill all over them and they clean up great. They do not look cheap, as a matter of fact I have seen very similar chairs at **** that cost about as much for one as the whole set of four on Outlook.