These counter stools are great! Just what I was looking for, and I had a good list of must-haves. They were very easy to assemble, especially after I got the first one done and knew how to do it. It took me about 2 hours to assemble all four, with the first one taking the most time. They are very sturdy and look very nice. The "leather" material actually looks like leather and cleans up beautifully after our three kids sit on them for breakfast. I really wanted something that was sturdy, had a back, did not swivel, was easy to maintain and didn't cost too much...a very long list and these fit the bill!