We really like these stools and found the other reviews to be an accurate description. Can't be beat for the price. However, ours arrived a little banged up from shipping. It was a little disappointing because the edge of one of the stools is bent inwards. It's not so noticeable as the stools have a rustic look in general. And I'm not going to pursue and exchange because it took so long for the stools to be instock anyway! But overall we are really happy with them. I forgot how chilly the metal can be to sit on-- we used to have wood stools, but not a huge deal and easy to get used to. Love the swivel feature and adjustability. We keep them at approx. a 24" height and they function nicely.