We have a very high breakfast bar in our kitchen and a normal 30" barstool was too short. I have looked everywhere for taller stools and have been unsuccessful finding any at nearby stores. I ordered these stools on a Monday night and they arrived Wednesday afternoon of the same week! I just used standard shipping and couldn't believe they came so quickly. When the stools arrived, it only took my husband about 20-30 minutes to assemble 2 stools (you really just have to attach the cushion and seat to the legs). The stools look awesome, arrived in excellent condition, and they are very sturdy. I would definitely recommend these if you have a taller island or bar (ours is 46" tall and these stools work great). I am very pleased.