The parts did not fit together correctly, with the drilled holes not placed correctly on one side of both chairs. We read about the same problem in reviews before we bought the chairs, but thought the problem would have been corrected. It was not fixed, obviously. We bought it knowing about a past problem; what were we thinking.
Overall these stools are sturdy and decent looking for their value. When we opened them we did notice a few bumps and nicks but nothing major. The welding isn't the greatest but they're small details that I doubt people are going to be noticing.While not high-end, they're comfortable and sturdy and I would recommend them.
Very nice stool. Easy to put together. Good value. But, there was one problem. We ordered four stools. The caps on the backrest were broken off on three out of four stools. These are already placed on the backrest and not considered parts. Overstock had to ship us replacement stools. These came fairly quickly, but two caps were broken on one of new stools. Finally managed to salvage enough caps to fit four stools and returned the excess chairs. These caps should have been parts that could be easily replaced. Instead, you have to replace entire backrest. Overstock did this promptly, but wasted our time and their postage. One stool was also uneven and wobbles a little.
The stools are as advertised. The quality is comparable to the price. I like the design. I feel they are perfect for occasional use which is what I needed for my sunroom. If you are looking for a very sturdy stool for everyday use you will pay a much higher price. Overall a great value.