This is an attractive, comfortable, sturdy and substantial bench that glides well. I gave it four stars instead of five because the quality of the wood and finish work could have been better - there were saw kerf marks and rough spots, especially on the ends. I expected a bit more quality for the price. It did come fully assembled and very well packaged. I would give the delivery team very low marks (they initially put it on my grass just inside my gate and refused - twice - to move it ten more feet to my patio (two men and a dolly), but I am not factoring that in with my ratings of the bench.