Very sturdy, well made product. I am always leery of products requiring assembly because they tend to get loose over time. We've had ours for a solid month of heavy use and no problems whatsoever. Everything remains extremely tight and I like the heavy feel of these. I also like that the four legs are all level. Assembly was straighforward. It took about 30 minutes, and that was working very leisurely. We were slightly disappointed that the OAK color was a bit darker than the online image, but that's a common problem when viewing things online. There are machined-in "cracks" at the edges of the seating surface (which you can somewhat see in the OAK image online). This is supposed to create a weathered and worn-in appearance. It looks fine, but it is a bit cheesey that the exact same "cracks" are machined into the exact same locations on both stools. We are using our stools on a hardwood floor and had to add inexpensive self-adhesive felt pads under the legs to protect the floor. It would've been nice if such pads had been included. However, overall, we are very satisfied.