This is really a nice stool. Plenty sturdy enough for additional seating if needed. Arrived in a timely manner and looks exactly as pictured. I ordered the mixed patchwork and the patches that are solid are somewhat sticky to the feel but I have not tried to clean it yet--it's not sticky enough for something to stick to it. The wood has a distressed look, which I like. Looks like it costs much more than what I paid for it and I am happy with my purchase.