These stools are half the cost of any comparable options and they look great. Don't be surprised by the construction though. There had to be a downside to the value and here it's just that the seat quality is at best so, so. The particle board base of the seat feels very flimsy and I'm concerned it might crack if someone sits off-center or bounces on the stool. The stools have a little slop in them too, so don't expect a rock-solid seat. The adjustable height is great though as is the look.