We love these stools. They have a great look and work great at the breakfast bar in our modern kitchen. They were so simple to put together. My 8 and 12 year old boys put them together, with my 12 year old as the "foreman". The only reason I didn't give these stools 5 stars is that one of them was defective. The round, platform type part that the seat screws into, was welded onto the pole/base unevenly. It wasn't apparent until we sat on the stool and felt like we were tilting to the left. We tried to take the whole thing apart, thinking that one of the kids did something wrong....you can't take a hydraulic stool apart~it is virtually impossible. Fortunately, we noticed the poor welding job just under the seat. Of course, Overstock's customer service was great and they sent a new one straight away. Now I just have to find a giant box to ship the assembled barstool back. We love these stools, get tons of compliments on them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to add some funkiness and pop to their room.