They look very good. But don't expect too much at this price: --> The black ring you can see on the picture between the cone base and the rod is purely cosmetic, hence the rod is just stuck in the base, not even screwed in. --> The base itself seems a bit weak: don't try to balance on this chair: it will kink the base and thus make the bar stool unusable because the rod will not be vertical anymore. All in all, this product built quality is above average, but definitely good enough! And at this price, this is a bargain. This is quite comfortable, and the spring effect when you seat makes it feel like some great highly priced stools. Last thing: it takes 2 minutes per stool to assemble: it could not be easier. Just one litlle trouble: you might have to give it several tries before the seat locks onto the spring head. Out of three stools, one would not lock. But after seating on it and pulling the lever (a couple of times) it locked.