We bought these bar stools after reading all the wonderful reviews. We really like them. We actually have a counter high shorter bar but wanted high back bar stools. We looked at the counter bar stools from the same company, but the backs were low. My husband cut 4. 5 inches off the legs to give us 25.5 inch bar stools. They are perfect We received 6 bar stools in perfect condition. No assembly required. Nice heavy shipping box. I am tempted to order 2 more, and add them to the end of our bar. My brother is ordering them for his house. They are really very nice!