Quality craftsmanship. Super easy to assemble - my husband and our 13 year old son did it together. They did a great job, but they did say they wish the written instructions came with step by step pictures. Our old patio furniture sat 6 and with this table it's expanded to 8. We ordered the furniture unfinished because we wanted to paint it ourselves so it matched other pieces on our patio. We love how it looks with our bright red umbrella!!