In our new house we have a built in kitchen table (not a breakfast bar) so we needed to find stools that were 18 inches high. After searching all over I found these here. We had to assemble but they are very sturdy and the color is exactly as pictured. They fit my rear end beautifully and match our oak kitchen cabinets. And best yet, these were the least expensive that I saw in my search especially with the low shipping cost for a heavy item. We bought 4 (2 pair). I love them!