I just received the two stools and had them both easily assembled in about one hour. They're very sturdy and nice looking. The only problem with them is that the chair backs are short compared to other counter stools. I was concentrating on the seat height being correct and didn't notice the back height when I ordered them. We have a standard-size kitchen counter and you can barely see the backs from the opposite side of the counter. They're noticably too short. My fault for not noticing the dimensions when I ordered, but others might make the same mistake.