This is a sturdy, nice-looking picnic table. Colors (except for umbrella) blend in nicely with deck. Plenty of room for their little friends to sit and eat snacks with them. The umbrella does fit snug, but it doesn't have ties on it to use when closed (needed in a windy location). You can remove the top potion of the umbrella without removing the whole pole, so that's nice. Instructions read "45 minute assembly" - forget that, unless your an engineer. It took me an 1 1/2 and was a pain in the rear. I counted over 100 parts, including screws, nuts and bolts! And in order to "fold and store" you have to perform some minor disassembly. Once you get it together you should be happy with it, though. It is big, solid, well-built and our boys absolutelty love eating outside on this table. It is one of the best we've seen on the market & a good price.