I purchased these barstools over a year ago for when we moved into our newly constructed townhouse that had a bar we could sit at. When I saw these, I thought they were extremely cute, but I worried about how sturdy they might be. I figured, for the price, I'd try it. They are so worth the money. They are super-easy to assemble and have held up over the year. And these bar stools get used quite a bit. My husband and I throw a lot of dinner parties for at least 15-20 people so, all of our seating gets used. It has held up perfectly and gotten great reviews on their appearance. I would recommend this product to anyone interested.