This bench, once I had put it together (a bit of a struggle, but assembling things has never been my forte) looks absolutely lovely in my garden, and is very comfy to sit on. It is a great colour, and had a very pleasing shape. Once I had assembled it I gave it a good oiling with linseed oil, and let it soak in for a few days before using it. I am very pleased I chose this one, as I had looked at many others before buying it, which were much more expensive, and I a sure no better. It arrived extremely quickly.