Wonderfully built, some marks through the black on the legs when arrived but easily dressed up with a sharpie. I am VERY pleased with the mechanics of how it is fastened together; it will be strong for a long time. These chairs are substantial and of very good size. For assembly: hack saw down the hex wrench so that it fits into a drill (your hands will thank you). Also: you will want to buy some 1.5" square drive (Kreg pocket hole) screws at Lowes or Home Depot to attach the seat since these are easier to use in tight holes and WILL NOT strip out like the phillps head screws provided (it will save you an amazing amount of time in the end and only cost you $3. Now, here is what really concerned us but we overlooked it........the chair top is NOT CHERRY finish, IT IS WALNUT finished. It doesn't match cherry furniture and you may be disappointed if you expected that. We himmed and hawed for the whole evening and eventually just let it go. These are beautiful chairs and they look beautiful anyway. We have six and please follow my recommendation on buying screws and getting the hex wrench installed into the drill.