When I was looking for the right size to fit my island in the kitchen I was unsure of which size to pick out. I also wanted something without a back so it would slide under the ledge of the counter when I was done using it. These stools are the perfect height, 24 inches, for an island. Be sure to measure yours though. They also tuck neatly under the ledge like I hoped they would. The appearance and workmanship is much better than I thought it would be for the price. I got the black ones and they come with little slits in the wood to make them look a tiny bit worn. Very nice touch especially for the price. Very sturdy also. My kids used to sit in my old chairs and sway back and forth banging each side of the back of the chair on the counter and it would drive me nuts. These chairs don't have backs and they cannot do that anymore! They are worth the price and I believe they would hold up to 300 pounds. My husband is very tall and weights 240 and he has no problem with them.