After reading many reviews on Overstock and looking around town a little I decided to purchase these bar stools even though I am the first to purchase this set. I am totally satisfied with them. They are beautiful. The brown color is very rich looking. My husband took a little longer than probably some to put them together, but said the instructions were not easy to follow. The stools are very sturdy. They do have a strong smell to them, but I'm sure that will go away after they have sat out for a day or so. The price for both bar stools is so reasonable, especially since I recently saw at a discount store for one bar stool, different type $499! This was another GREAT purchase from Overstock!