I got two of these bar stools to pair with a rustic kitchen island. I had read other reviews about the poor quality of the wood seat and I decided to take my chances and purchase them anyway. The metal base is heavy and has an expensive look. However, the wood seats appear to be hollow and are thin and cheap looking. They came with a sticky film almost like sap. I sanded the wood seats down to remove almost all of the stain and now I really like them. They are still thin and hollow-sounding but look more rustic and distressed. I have had several people ask me if I got them on Pottery Barn or Restoration hardware. Overall worth the price - but you will have to sand them down and get rid of the plastic look.