I bought three of these stools for my kitchen counter and they look fabulous! I absolutely LOVE them. They are sturdy, bright white (as opposed to some others that are a bit ivory-toned), chrome is shiny, and really quite comfortable. The packages arrived safely and very quickly too! They were fairly easy to put together however, please note: the instructions were just "diagrams" of the parts. No where in the diagrams did it say to REMOVE THE BLACK CAP FROM THE HYDRAULIC LIFT PIECE. It was hilarious, seeing me put these together and my frustrations of not knowing why the hydraulc lifts weren't working.....so basically, learn from my mistake.....don't forget to REMOVE the black cap piece and you will love these!!