These chairs are good looking, solid and easy to put together. Most of the chair is put together using the usual furniture bolts with an included allen wrench. I would suggest buying a hex bit to attach to a manual bit driver to make things quicker if you have to assemble several of these chairs at once. The cross braces at the bottom of the chair screw directly into the legs which have no guide holes predrilled. In this case, a phillips #2 attached to a power drill is the best way to go unless you are patient enough to muscle them in by hand with a manual screwdriver. I would say that their color is a bit lighter than the webpage photos. They are dark, but not espresso dark. We are very happy with the chairs.