I bought 3 stools for my bar height counter so I have the stools positioned at the highest setting. At first one was a little wobbly at the 28" high setting, but once we kept turning it until it could no longer budge it maintained its stability. The swivel feature sounded good, but at the tallest height it can't swivel or else you begin lowering the stool height. I wish there was a way to lock the stool height so that it can swivel. But I like the fact that it is height adjustable in the event that we no longer need bar-height stools these can adjust for counter height or other purposes. They are very nice looking and sturdy. They have that vintage and handmade look, so you need to embrace the imperfections. The only thing I was disappointed in was the way the boxes were handled during shipping. Two out of the 3 boxes were damaged, thus causing a little dent on the seat of one. I'll live with it because it adds more character or maybe I'll have my husband hammer out the dent. But I do feel that packaging was insufficient.