I purchased the bar stools after returning some previously purchased from Overstock.com where the screw was stripped so I was somewhat skeptical. Well, was I pleasantly surprised when I put it together. They are very striking and unique. It took a good while to put it together using the Allen Wrench that comes with the assembly kit. I am over 55 and I was able to do assemble it relatively easy but it was time consuming. I should have used a drill bit to make the process quicker. The instructions were very clear and precise and I was so proud of myself once it was complete. It matches well with my wrought iron and wood set in my kitchen. I had NO idea how well it was going to match...my family likes the set of bar stools a lot and they hold my over 200 lb family members!! The previous set had a weight limit of 200 lbs and I did not know that and even though I returned them from a different reason that was still in the back of my mind. I am very pleased. It is the perfect companion to my kitchen counter and I am very surprised that it looks so classy!!! Love it.