I purchased these chairs as contrast pieces to a round reclaimed wood table. I was a bit hesitant to buy these based on some of the other reviews about the finish, but in fact, this doesn't bother me at all. Unfortunately, however, I was quite surprised by the height of these chairs. Up against the table, they look tiny. The seat height would have been fine for eating at the table, but the backs of these chairs barely peered over the top of the table. They looked like children's furniture. In fact, from the next room, you could not see them at all. They were also incredibly uncomfortable. The top of the chair hits my back at a weird spot, which means there's almost no way to find a comfortable position, and my butt ends up numb in about 10 minutes. I decided to keep them since I knew the return shipping would be quite expensive. I currently have them on our covered porch but will definitely need to invest in some cushions to make them work.