These are extremely sturdy, solid stools that arrived well-packaged and undamaged. They're a great mix of traditional (metal, industrial-feeling) and yet contemporary (stackable, nice design) styles. Ordered the wrong size and had to return - couldn't have been easier. New sizes arrived very quickly when re-ordered. These are the perfect stackable stools for my small bungalow kitchen which compliment its depression-era style while introducing a contemporary touch. These are GREAT stools!