This is an extremely NICE set for the price, and I recommend it for small areas. I purchased the Tobacco Black place, and it's not a true black, but similar to a dark dark darkish, almost black. I got this set to set up a vacant house I have on the market. This dining set produces the empty house feel extra homey, and it offers potential buyers a spot to sit back to write up an offer (I am hoping!). I assembled it by myself, and it took me about 2-1/2 hours. Setting it up out of your shipping box took almost as long as the assembly.... ok, I'm exaggerating there, nonetheless it was VERY well packed, and all the parts were in pristine condition. As a result of size total excess fat of the shipping and delivery package (104 lbs), I opened the box where it was shipped down stairs, and carried the portions upstairs. Assembly was EASY, merely time consuming. I'm a saw, person, so assembly with only an allen wrench is usually tedious for me. I did employ my cordless drill to operate a vehicle the screws that contain the seat section onto the couch. Nevertheless, you have to be careful when using a power drill hence that you don't over-tighten the screws, that could cause them to entirely go through the chair. When assembling the chairs, you need to not entirely tighten the allen bolts immediately. Tighten them to where they happen to be snug nevertheless, you still have a few more turns, after that take the chair and place it upright on to the floor ( use a difficult floor, not carpeting). After that take one of the seats and devote on the chair and take a seat on it to have the chair level, then finish tightening all the allen bolts, being careful never to mess up the alignment you merely made to obtain it level. Once completed, it looks great.