All parts arrived in great condition. I ordered a 5’ Cedar picnic table with 2 separate benches, unfinished. I stained all parts before assembling, using a semi-transparent waterproofing stain, cedar tone color. The only (small) problem encountered during assembly was getting a couple of the bolts for the table legs to turn into the preinstalled threaded devices on the underside of the table top. Apparently, the female threaded devices were installed a “silly millimeter” off angle and did not match up with the bolt threads. To correct this, I used a slightly larger hex key to back out (loosen) the female threaded device; then inserted the bolt through and started screwing the bolt straight. After the threading started, I then tightened the female threaded device all the way in. With the bolt now straight and slightly threaded in, it easily screwed in all the way. I was very impressed with the quality and sturdiness of the cedar table and benches. I bought it for my son’s birthday for his apartment patio. He is thrilled with it and says it still smells nice, like a cedar chest, even with 2 coats of stain/waterproofer applied. Very happy with this purchase and highly recommend the Charming Bench Company. They beat the price of everyone on line by $50-$150.
I just received my table and benches last week and am so happy with my purchase. The quality of the product and finish is really impressive. I was a little concerned about the assembly process when it was delivered, but once I opened the box it was really easy! Would order again!