As part of a total kitchen remodel I opted to make a huge butcher block table/work counter with the option to move it around as needed I looked ALL over for the right stools These were the ones to get (I did sand & re-stain the seats to match my lighter cabinets - but that is just a me thing)
I like the look, but for the price I was surprised at the quality of the wood. There was a sizable split in one seat and both seats needed to be treated (with tung oil) to make them comfortable and durable. This was an additional, not insignificant cost.
Nice looking bar stools - like in some of the reviews - the wood seat had shrunk away from the metal a little - which wasn't a big deal except that there is a wood cross-slat that is on the bottom of the seat (likely to prevent cracking) which doesn't shrink so you can see it exposed about 1/8th of an inch when looking directly down at the stools. We bought 5 stools - one had a crack in it, which they promptly sent out a replacement seat. But overall this is a very minor flaw and not really noticeable. If it bothered me a lot, I would just remove the seat file it down, and replace the seats. I should also note we live in the desert - in more humid climates - likely the wood wouldn't do this. The stools have a great look, and I have a feeling to find a comparable stool that didn't have this minor defect would cost somewhere over $300 per stool... so overall I'm happy with the stools. The stools are sturdy, and not prone to tipping - which is important with kids. I like the height flexibility - can be used with a bar height or counter height pretty well. The welds are good and metal looks nice. Really all the manufacturer has to do to solve this minor problem is to kiln dry the wood better (to about 6%) and then seal it really well. Hope that helps!
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the product...well constructed. We decided to buy more two more for second bar in the house. Were happy to see the stools were on sale so we saved a bit on the purchase of the additional 2 stools; however, since we bought 3 just days ago, we are of the opinion that Overstock should credit us the difference between what we paid for first set and second set....outside of that, our experience was good.
We just redid a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, white wood cabinets, dark granite eat at, counter and a new, wide plank wood floors. I was looking for something that incorporated, wood and metal in a unique way, for the bar stools on the other side of the granite counter and saw these on Overstock. It had everything I wanted and I ordered 4. They are swivel and the metal has grummets around the seat, and place for your feet, which to me is crucial. It was exactly what I envisioned. They arrived completely ready to go, and in such I short time, I was amazed. It actually "makes" the dining area side of the kitchen. Everyone asks where I got them, and they look like they're a fortune, but are SO well priced. The look is expensive, and for me, a REAL find. Thank you Overstock!!!
I ordered and received 2 of these. Upon opening box #1 the wood seat had a large separated crack running down the middle. Then I opened box #2 and found a similar but smaller crack running down 1 side of the wood seat. The glides on stool #1 looked as if it had been used. I really was disappointed because I like the overall look of these stools but I don't want to risk getting 2 more with the same defects so I am returning for a refund and will continue my search for stools. Return was easy enough--just a phone call
Very PBish but the seat did need sanding and recoating. Once done, it was just what I wanted. Don't buy if you don't want to modify the seat finishing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Just redid my shaker/mission kitchen and this stool is perfect, although I think it would work stylistically with anything but art deco. The seat was not cracked as some others complained. This stool registers visually as all dark colored metal & allows the eye to focus on everything else in the kitchen -- you know, the cabinets, counters and floor you paid an arm and a leg for. It is a very wide seat, sturdy, comfortable and easily adjusts for any height. Since it's dark metal, you don't need to worry about scuffing up the foot rest rungs. To protect my floor, I fit its legs into 1-3/8 inch white plastic caps you use with patio furniture. It now slides effortlessly over my floor. Comes fully assembled, hallelujah. And this stool IS color coordinate-able: put a thick foam pad over the wood, sew a circular cover with a drawstring edge, insert a drawstring, cinch it tight underneath the stool seat and tie a bow. it really works!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I got two of these bar stools to pair with a rustic kitchen island. I had read other reviews about the poor quality of the wood seat and I decided to take my chances and purchase them anyway. The metal base is heavy and has an expensive look. However, the wood seats appear to be hollow and are thin and cheap looking. They came with a sticky film almost like sap. I sanded the wood seats down to remove almost all of the stain and now I really like them. They are still thin and hollow-sounding but look more rustic and distressed. I have had several people ask me if I got them on Pottery Barn or Restoration hardware. Overall worth the price - but you will have to sand them down and get rid of the plastic look.
I bought these for our vacation home. I like the style of the stools however the quality of the stools are TERRIBLE!!!! The seat is rough. You are going to need to sand the seat. You shouldnt have to sand the seat for the amount of money you spend for one.
I love these stools. The seats are large--I find myself actually sitting cross legged on them sometimes, fully supported. One seat did have a gap in the wood when it arrived. Overstock was easy to work with. However, the company sent out just the wooden top part as the replacement, which required drilling the holes ourselves and fitting it to the metal band. Luckily, my father in law was happy to do this, but without help I would have found the replacement useless. So if you get a defective seat make sure to specify if you need the entire top half of the stool replaced (which you could just screw into the base) or just the wooden seat.
well designed and very sturdy..just what I needed for my guests...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? better than expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurated
I ordered two of these stools for my new home. This was my first purchase from Overstock so I wasn't sure what to expect. Wow! They are beautiful and fit my decor (rustic industrial) perfectly. I am ordering two more today for my outside kitchen area. They are sturdy, beautiful and it's so nice that they are adjustable. I have loved all of the "industrial" pieces that I have purchased from Overstock. I am one satisfied customer. :-) So happy with the quality that I don't know if I'll ever hit a department store for furniture ever again!