As always with Overstock item arrived quickly. All parts where included and clearly packaged. Stools were fairly easy to assembly. The first one took the most time but once we got the hang of it we put the other two together fairly quickly 3 stools 30 minutes. The only negative is that the metal is not really dark brown as stated in the description- I have a Dark Brown metal spiral staircase in the same room as the stools and these are not dark brown - but the color works with the rest of the room. For the price you cant beat these.