I ordered 3 of these for my kitchen island and could not be more pleased! They fit in perfectly with our Modern Rustic feel. I get so many compliments on them, they are just sooo unique. You can't beat the look for triple the price, trust me, I've looked. They are comfy to sit in, even my 6'4" husband thought they were comfy and he hated every barstool we looked at in stores comfort wise. They shipped to us the day after I got the email saying they were on their way. I'm not sure about how easy they were to put together, because my husband did that for me before I got off work.