This stool is well constructed. It is sturdy and has good padding. The one disappointment I experienced was that one of the legs is significantly darker than the other three. Oh well, can keep that side hidden. Another surprise is that the fabric is slightly different. It is positioned differently than pictured. I actually like what I got better than the picture. Mine has a navy shape in the middle with white on either side. So I assume that each stool will vary slightly but I do think that they center the fabric. Feel like it was a little expensive for the few surprises I encountered but am very pleased with the way it looks in my living room and know that this unique piece is not something I'll run across in Target. Sometimes it is worth it to splurge and give our rooms that 'something special'.