We bought two of these stools to use as side tables and are very pleased. Unlike some ceramic garden stools their tops are perfectly flat and so they provide a safe place to put drinks. They are also very attractive. When they arrived, our kids waited until we'd looked the other way then tried roll them like barrels while riding on them; to our surprise, the stools did not break despite this mistreatment (the kids, however, suffered pinched fingers and a lecture on natural consequences).
I love my new garden stool....I am using it in our living room with a small round glass top which I purchased at Pier-1 Imports....together they look fabulous and make the perfect table between our chairs! Thank you Overstock.com for your continued great products and service! Peace!