Received this stool about 5 PM It comes with a dry, rough, unfinished wooden seat, so I applied a thin coat of linseed oil and set it aside to dry. Next morning, I discovered the seat had developed two considerable splits. It just reinforces the lack of quality in many Made in China products these days. I just now took a look at feedback about this product and saw that this wood sear splitting issue comes up over and over in reviews. Called the Overstock,com customer peopple and they are arranging a refund once they get the stool back at their expense, but what a hassle.