I purchased 2 of these benches last summer. I've always wanted this style of bench because they are very nice looking. The price was not too bad.I like to spend a lot of time outside so would definitely be using it a lot. The benches were extremely uncomfortable. It was not relaxing at all. Especially in the hot weather,they get very hot and makes it impossible to use. Another thing that happened was the paint chipped off very fast off of it. Overall, they are nice but not practical. Maybe just for decoration but that's about it.