I LOVE these stools. The metal base is sturdy and attractive. The seats are wide and comfortable. The caveat... the wood is very low quality. I ordered 4 stools and 3 of the 4 seats were completely split down the middle. Customer service was great and they sent me 3 replacement seats. However, 2 of the 3 replacement seats were damaged. Customer service has been great again and they are sending me 2 more replacement seats. I recommend these chairs if you can stand the frustration of replacing any damaged seats. I will probably buy some higher quality wood in the future and replace all of the seats.
I bought these from Overstock before I had seen them anywhere. They are heavy, sturdily built and perfect sitting next to myFrench Country island. Now, I see them, everywhere, not the quality of mine, but I did like having something different. Kids love them because the seat spins around to adjust the height. These are by far the nicest stools of this style I have seen.
I am in love with these stools. I bought 3 of them for a tall bar- it is hard to find stools this tall. Pros: 1. Versatility: I like that they are versatile and easily change size and if we move to a house with a different size bar we don't have to buy new barstools. 2. Large seat accommodates various size backsides! They are very sturdy too ;) 3. When you roll it all the way up it stops, rather than continuing and having the top of the stool fall off. Anyone with kids can appreciate this feature. 4. Comes pre-assembled. woo hoo! I hate when you get a piece of furniture in tiny pieces you have to have a degree in engineering to assemble and stools can be especially difficult to get them to balance right. 5. It can go with many different kinds of decor. I have it in a modern farmhouse style room. I think it would go with farmhouse, french country, rustic, industrial, vintage, western and its trendy enough now to go with modern style. It is neutral enough to fit in with all these different styles but has enough unique detail to be interesting. 6. Customer service! One of mine arrived with a significant dent probably during shipping since there was a hole in the box and I contacted them and they took care of everything right away. They were amazing. 7. Price- these are very popular right now the price is very good for this item. Cons: 1. The tops are rough enough to pull at delicate fabrics in clothing. They are rustic if you like the unfinished look this is something you can expect to deal with. They are finished a little bit it's not raw wood. 2. Because they are adjustable they are constantly at different sizes and if you are OCD (like someone who has to itemize their customer review) this can drive you a little nuts! My solution is to keep them either all the way rolled up or all the way rolled down so they are even. 3. One squeaks a little when it rolls easy DIY fix. Overall I am very happy with these stools and would recommend them as a good product.
These arrived fully assembled, in perfect condition. Like others said, the tops seem like the only possible fragile part, but could easily be replaced. The base and step portion are very sturdy and well-made. I think these will stand up to the abuse of our pre-teen son and his friends better than our previous stools.
I looked at similar looking stools at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and TJ Maxx. All of those stores had sort of similar stools for less $ but all were of lesser quality. This Christopher Knight barstool is SOLID and the mechanism for making the seat go up or down works well.