[...] This one was very securely wrapped and arrived in a box that showed no signs of having been dropped or otherwise damaged. However, when the children opened the box on Christmas Day and all the wrapping was removed - it was broken and wasn't all wood. They and I were very disappointed that the chair has to be fixed and reinforced before it can be used. Two stars because it can be fixed and it is a size that can be used for a long time.
So far, I've been very happy with the quality of this furniture, considering how much I paid for it... my only complaint is in a small detail, that may not bother others as much as it bothers me... when assembling the chairs, I noticed that the brass screw heads were visible. I like a clean look, so the gaudy brass screws really took away from the clean white look of the chairs. I'm so happy with the rest of the details, that I decided to take the screws out and spray paint the tops white... and now I am not so distracted by the screws. :)