Once I oriented myself to all the pieces, assembly was straightforward. I had to be careful not to get splinters with a few pieces, but the predrilled holes made assembly easy. These are comfortable and sturdy chairs. The cedar doesn't need a finish to handle weather, and the unfinished wood is a beautiful color. With the side table, they complete my summer patio. The chair cushions bring it all together, and I'm very happy with my purchase.