We ordered 4 stools (2 boxes). One box of stools arrived broken. My husband is handy and was able to glue the pieces back together on both stools. However, if someone who did not have all the tools, clamps, glue, etc. to fix the stools, they would have to be returned. Also, the stools have fake cuts on each of the seats in the exact same location. This was not described and it is kind of cheesy looking since the fake cuts are exactly the same on all 4 seats. If the attempt is to make them look like natural, salvaged wood it was lost since they were all identical. There is also a bit of red stain that shows through on the (fake) worn areas of the black paint. It is fine but if you are looking for a more modern and less rustic seat then these are not the stools for you. The stools are sturdy but easy to maneuver. All in all, they are fine.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The description did not mention the red undercoat but the black paint is the same.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair quality. Two chairs out of one box came broken, but my husband is handy and was able to glue them back together.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? There were fake cuts on all the seats which were not described (and we don't like them).
From the photos you can't tell that these stools have some uniform distress marks that I was not anticipating. They are exactly the same on each stool, which lends a cheaper then expected look. Also where they are distressed the paint has chipped and - surprise! They are made of particle board, which I can now see all the time - an unpleasant reminder that you get what you pay for.
My husband is very picky about "wood" stools. He was so skeptical when I told him that I had ordered these stools. He was so certain that they would be cheap and wobbly. Well....he was sooo wrong! These stool are solid, sturdy and very expensive looking. My once skeptical husband was surprised. He even said, "Wow! These are quality stools - nice and sturdy!" So...there you have it. They are great stools! We bought the black sanded through color and they look great in our kitchen. Love them! Thank Overstock!