You really can't tell the quality of the finish until you set it up outside. Extras that were really nice are touch up paint for future scratches, adjustable feet on the table, and great hand brushed gold accents, making it have a beautiful, expensive look. With a 7 year warranty, other comparable sets (we looked at about 10 other stores) cost at least $1,000 more than this one. We are very happy with our purchase.
I bought this set but had to exchange twice. Two chairs of the first set were uneven but Sears offered to replace with a new set. However, upon opening the second set, I found four chair legs were bent. Unfortunately the drive already took the first set back. I had to drive to Sears warehouse to replace 4 chairs from the first set because I really didn't have the confidence for any new set. Also one of the table center tile panels was broken. Both sets were extremely dirty (never saw any new merchandise with such dirty condition). Very poor workmanship. The design however is nice. Don't know how Sears can sell something with such poor built quality. (QC Date 12/22/2011 by tags). Sears delivery service was good or I would have just returned the whole thing.
I have been using this set for over a year. While I love the looks I have come to feel that chairs are unsafe!
I had the welds break on 2 chairs in under a month of purchasing it. While the manufacturer was willing to replace them it took over 2 months!
Then the bolts that secure the legs to the table refused to stay set. I bought locking washers to solve this problem and stop the wobbling of the table.
This spring I have since had 3 more of the chairs lose the welds of their backs (at least on of which is a replacement to the first set).
Finally, one of the pegs that is welded inside one of the legs and attaches by bolts to the tables center support had broken its weld, making the table loose stability. It is now much too late for me to return this set, but I do not let my elderly grandmother sit in these chairs!!!!!
We like the size of the table, we have a large family and it accommodates us well. I bought this last spring we used it all summer then stored it in the garage this winter. I am afraid that I might be a little disappointed when we go to get it back out this season because some of the finish is starting to come off the chairs. I am not sure of the whole extent because I only uncovered one chair. Also when assembling, the instructions leave A Lot to be desired.