This is a very NICE set for the purchase price, and I would recommend it for small areas. I purchased the Tobacco Black set, and it's not a true black, but more like a dark dark dark brown, almost black. I got this set to put in a vacant house I have on the market. This dining set makes the empty house feel considerably more homey, and it gives potential buyers a place to sit back to create up an offer (I am hoping!). I assembled it without any help, and it took me about 2-1/2 hours. Setting it up out from the shipping box took nearly as long as the assembly.... fine, I'm exaggerating there, but it was Perfectly packed, and every one of the parts were in pristine condition. As a result of size total weight of the shipping and delivery package (104 lbs), I opened up the box where it had been provided down stairs, and carried the parts upstairs. Assembly was EASY, merely time consuming. I'm a saw, person, so assembly with merely an allen wrench is normally tedious for me. I did so make use of my cordless drill to operate a vehicle the screws that hold the seat section onto the couch. Nevertheless, you have to be careful when utilizing a power drill thus that you don't over-tighten the screws, which could cause them to totally go through the seat. When assembling the chairs, it's best to not completely tighten the allen bolts immediately. Tighten them to where they will be snug nevertheless, you still have some more turns, after that take the chair and place it upright on the floor ( use a difficult floor, not carpeting). In that case take one of the seats and put in on the chair and take a seat on it to get the chair level, then finish tightening all the allen bolts, being very careful never to mess up the alignment you merely made to obtain it level. Once performed, it looks great.
Guenther Kitchen Island