I purchased 2 of these stools after shopping locally - saved $$$ with Overstock! After a glitch in delivery (O shipped to Utah rather than Ohio), the boxes arrived tattered/torn, and there was no protective packaging around the chairs! There were a few scratches on the frames that I touched up easily enough. Stools are the perfect height for counter and very comfy because of the large seat area. I wish I had more room at the counter - I'd order more!