I bought 5 of these stools b/c they were nice wide stools that swivel with a back and chair arms. While they look great and those features all really come in handy, the chairs squeak terribly when you swivel them. We've taken them apart, but because it's a tension coil, nothing can be oiled or lubricated to make it stop. Very loud and annoying. In addition, the finish wears off very easily especially around the foot area. It's positioned perfectly to rest your feet there, but all my stools after less than 6 months have a brass area on the foot rest under the seat. Very disappointing.