I got these for a steal.Almost cannot believe the price. They are metal but not cold to the touch (like our aluminium stools) and heavy so they do not tip easily. Very solid steal construction. No assembly so they are a solid piece. Great rubber feet so you can use them on wood or tile out of the box.I like the backless look so all 6 tuck under the counter over hang.Handles on seats make for easy movement when cleaning floors.Love them!