This stool is super cute and looks great on our back patio. It is a great additional the patio furniture we already have out on our patio. I'm skeptical as to how long it's actually going to look good like it does right now when it's new. Since I live on the water I'm afraid the salt air will age this stool quick. That's not to say that it could last along time at someone else's house who isn't so close to the water. It seems like it's decently made, I've seen a lot of other cheaper made wicker stuff. I like the color of it, it's a nice rich color and hopefully the sun won't make it fade too badly when summertime comes. it looks very nice with all the other furniture we have. It works great as a stool. I think it was a great purchase for as long as it lasts, and I would definitely recommend others buying it, since it will probably hold up better for other people than myself. I have gotten compliments on it from guests that have seen it since it's purchase.