These are really beautiful barstolls. Unforntunately, I ordered the 26" and they were too short for our bar and will have to be returned. Too bad, because I love the way they look & are built. My husband is a carpenter, so assembly was easy for him, but he said might be harder for someone who doesn't normally do that kind of stuff. I really regret that they are too short, because they are really nice. Note, the cushion is more tan than the beige in the picture, but that actually worked better for my color scheme. We will return & reorder. I love Overstock. It's a working woman's great shopping helper.