After shopping at brick and mortar places like Crate and Barrel and finding comparable bar stools for $400+ EACH, I was thrilled to find these alternatives. They arrived quickly, and now that all is said and done, we really like them. They are spacious, comfortable, true to size. The were difficult to put together, but not impossible. My husband is very experienced with building furniture from places like Ikea. These were more complex as they required more tools, glue and some force. First chair took over an hour, second took slightly less than an hour, and the remaining two (we bought two sets) took about 30 mins (his effectiveness improved with time!). Our main issue with chairs is that they were slightly off balance. We put felt stickers on the feet, which helped except for one chair, which still teeters a bit. It's a really minor issue though. Overall, good deal.