I cannot say enough about these beautiful stools. I did a major kitchen renovation and took my time finding just the right stools for my kitchen island. I originally planned on purchasing the wooden saddle stools, but when I saw these, I thought they would be more sturdy and durable. I was not disappointed. The metal base is very sturdy and does not shake or wobble. I have no worries about my heavier family members being able to sit and relax without fear of collapse. The wooden seat is very comfortable and the indentations for the tush and thighs is a nice feature. They were easy to assemble as well. I did have a problem with one of the seats having a crack in it, but Overstock sent me a replacement without a problem. I must say, Overstock.com rocks! And I always search their site before shopping anywhere else. The products are high quality and you can't beat the $2.95 shipping . I will continue to recommend their site to my family and friends as I have not been disappointed with a purchase yet! THANK YOU OVERSTOCK!