I had been shopping around for months (with no luck), searching for solid counter stools that looked great, yet did not cost a ridiculous amount of money. As soon as I saw these stools I loved them....they were exactly the style I had been looking for! I was skeptical of what the quality would be since they were so cheap, but I was pleasantly surprised when they were delivered. These stools are very sturdy. No one believes that I got them as a set for the price that you would pay for one in any other store. I am very happy with my purchase!