Bought 10. One of the seat welds cracked/broke, almost causing injury to my guest who was sitting in it. On another chair, the wood seat is splitting. Other than that, these seats are GREAT! Nothing but the highest quality and work best when no one sits on them.
When shopping for counter stools, we were looking for something with an industrial look that wasn't completely made of cheap materials. Do not confuse these for wrought iron, they are definitely not that, however this stool definitely fits our needs. I was worried at first that they would be very light and thus cheap feeling. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stools had some nice heft to them. Rugged enough to take a beating and various body types. Base: Didn't feel any buckling or creaking or wobbling of any sort, the stool supported weight just fine and felt very sturdy. The threaded swivel bar worked just fine, it has no give even if you raise it up super high. Each stool came with soft pads on the feet to prevent scratching which was nice. Top: The wood on the top is definitely cheap. You wouldn't know looking at them but if you tap on the top, the stool makes an almost bongo drum sound. The wood is very thin which explains why they have so many braces underneath the seat. At least they reinforced it correctly. Overall: Even though they are a bit bigger than we thought, they are still very nice stools. If you're looking for a mid range stool to hold you over for 5 years or so, these are perfect.
I ordered 4 of these barstools and had high hopes, based on the reviews. They arrived promptly, were well packaged and were fully assembled. The base is attractive, rustic and very solid. The turning spool mechanism works great, my kids love spinning around. And these are pretty heavy, not prone to tipping. But the wood top is really poor quality. It looked like plastic. My husband removed the tops, sanded and stained them, so that they look a little better, but now, just a few months later, 2 of the seats have split. We are pretty happy with the base, so we are going to cut new tops instead of returning them, but buyer beware. Unless you have a woodworker in the house to make you new seats, I would pass on these.
I love these stools! After looking for months, I couldn't swallow spending $$$ per stool for a similar style. They are bigger than I was expecting and I was pleasantly surprised at how heavy and sturdy they are! I couldn't be happier with my decision. The wood seat does feel a bit unfinished, but it's not bad. They don't catch on my clothing which is what I was worried about. LOVE THEM!!
Love these stools. They are a wider than expected so I was only able to use two. Also the ability to adjust the height is what sold me as I plan to redo my kitchen in the near future and know my bar counter will be lower. I did dislike the blonde wood so I stained an espresso color and they came out really well. If you use a wax after the stain, make sure its on a warm day so you can easily buff the wax out of the creases of the wood.
Great stool. After buying three of the real wood seated stools from the same manufacturer I saved a few dollars and bought 6 of these. Has painted British flag on veneer fir. I carefully sanded off the paint (didn't want it to show through new paint job) and painted the seat to match décor of our kitchen. Veneer sanded easily but be careful on the edges...I sanded through the edge on one of them but it painted over nicely. Stools look fantastic and arrived carefully packaged individually wrapped in bubble wrap inside heavy cardboard box. Seats come off easily to sand and paint held on with about 10 wood screws. I've purchased 9 total stools from this manufacturer and all arrived in flawless, perfect condition.
These stools are very nice. Built well. We wanted something a little more rustic or industrial looking and they fit the bill. The wood seats are a bit rough but after a little use became more smooth but again they were what we were looking for.