We bought 4 of these chairs & were so happy with them that we ordered 2 more. I found them very easy to put together. They are not leather, but for the money they look really good. The first 4 chairs had that strong smell other reviewers have mentioned. I put the chairs outside for a day to air them out. It's a strong petroleum/vinyl smell, but we did buy more of them anyway. I'm glad to say the second shipment of chairs did not have the smell. ?????