So, I really, really like these stools. They are heavy duty metal, meaning my three-year-old who climbs on them daily doesn't tip them over. They look cool, and I think the leather might actually be real! Maybe. I don't know. I can never tell. The materials listing on the product page calls it leather. The swivel feature that adjusts the height is pretty cool, and I like the exposed screw thing underneath. My chairs arrived undamaged, fully assembled. They don't wobble on my floor, about which I am so glad about. It seems like every chair I order online wobbles. These seem really sturdy. I sit on them hours per day, and they feel so much stronger than wooden stools that loosen and creak over time (cheap ones anyway). For the price, I think these are amazing. I've been looking for sturdy stools for months and haven't found any that fit both quality and style requirements. I would recommend giving them a try because holy cow, they are great, and such a great price. Now...on to the one single complaint. One of my stools came with a lopsided seat. It's not broken. It works fine. But the welding of the seat to the screw part was slightly off, so the seat has a slope. When I sit on it, I can feel myself tilting to one side, so I try to always turn it facing forward. It's really annoying to feel like you're sitting at an angle. I can also visually see the tilt, which, being someone of an OCD nature, drives me CRAZY. However, I am also kind of lazy about returns, and didn't want to mess with it, so...we're keeping it. I still like it, the tilt just bugs me. Other than that, I would recommend these stools.
At the time I purchased this stool there was only one review. We just remodeled our kitchen and it lends itself to more of a masculine outdoorsy look. I kept coming back to this stool after looking for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews on other stools. My husband suggested ordering 1 to see how it looked so I took a chance. Were we Surprised! I immediately ordered 3 more. You can't beat the price for the construction and the leather seat. Very well made and substantial since I have big and tall men in my family. We have the seats at the lowest level. We only raise them when my younger nephews are over. I was worried how strong the construction would be if the seat was raised on what appeared to be a narrow screw. No worries. This is well constructed and at a height that is perfect with the seat completely lowered (counter height). My husband absolutely loves these stools. A comfortable, ample seat and well built.
The bar stool was solid and heavy and seemed well made. The distressing on the metal looked a little fake but not bad enough to bother me. I ordered it in the linen and I did not like the fabric in person. It was some gray in it (behind the weave) and it did not match the rest of the room so we returned it. The cushion showed a lot of wear just from the few days we had it so I don't think it would have held up well over time.
I have been in my dream home in South Carolina for 6 months, moving from the snowcapped northeast! The last touch I needed was the right stools for my kitchen and these are perfect. The adjustable height and the sturdy construction make them perfect for my friends and for my grandchildren . They work for all sizes and shapes! They do not need any assembly! Even better! And the price is unbeatable. Thank you Overstock for offering quality and value.
I purchased this stool in the linen color. It's a little on the high side for a counter stool when at the lowest setting but it still works fine. The seat is generous and the cushion is comfortable. The metal is not solid black which is why I gave it 4 stars. It's more of a distressed metal but it still reads overall dark so I'm keeping them.
Bought this chair to go under an elevated desk that is sort of the wrong height for any other stools. It is too high for a counter stool, and a bit too low for a standard bar stool to fit my legs under comfortably. This chair that adjusts was the perfect answer and looks nice in our "modern mission" style house. It is more comfortable than I expected and looks nice, sort of industrial, and our friends who have seen it have liked it. Heavier than it appears.
We love our stools. Even though they were a little pricey, I was glad we got them. They are VERY sturdy and well built. I saw another similar stool at a local store here. It was only a little cheaper in price but very flimsy and I realized how sturdy these are compared to others. I would definitely recommend!