These stools arrived in 2 seperate boxes and upon taking them out of the box we soon realized we were missing a few washers. No big deal since hubby had extra's in his tool chest. Hubby started to put them together and the bars along the bottom of the chair are very cheaply made and had to be forced into the holes. Hubby glued them to reinforce them and then they provide screws to stabilize them even more. The rest of the chair went together easily but once we sat them upright both chairs had issues with the bars on the bottom where one would put there feet. They seemed crooked and uneven and there was no way to fix this. Also the one chair wobbled and Hubby couldn't fix that either. The stools are beautiful to look at with their sleek microfiber seats and they are comfortable but I worry about the workmanship and how long they will hold up.