5.0 out of 5 stars | All wood construction at an unbeatable price, don't hesitate to purchase with confidence!
These have amazing reviews, which largely impacted my decision to purchase them. They deserve the 5 star reviews they are getting. I'm honestly surprised at the level of quality for these with the price they are sold for. I was hesitant at first because I wasn't sure they would be comfortable or fit my counter height properly. Thankfully, they fit perfectly with the counter height and are comfortable as well. However, I wouldn't want to sit on one for the entire day. Pros: o Very sturdy construction o Amazing finish o Simple assembly o Good packaging o Price o Quality o All wood construction Cons: o Not comfortable after extended length of sitting (longer than a few hours) o Not enough wood glue These come packaged in a large box with three smaller boxes inside (attached photo). Each smaller box has one barstool inside with hardware and wood glue (attached photo). There was an extra screw in each barstool just in case but I found the amount of wood glue to be shy of what I required. This was easily remedied with some of my own wood glue. The instructions were easy to follow and I did a dry fit prior to gluing and screwing them together to ensure there were no issues. As previous reviews mentioned an ugly sticker on the seat I was nervous, but it was perfectly stuck to the bottom. Assembly of all three barstools took roughly 30 minutes. Most of this time was ensuring I got good coverage with the wood glue and all pieces inserted snugly prior to screwing them together. I followed the recommendation to let them sit for 24 hours prior first use. Only thing I added was felt to the bottom of the feet and some of my own wood glue, both of which I had on hand. Amazing purchase and experience as they arrived at my door in exactly 2 days with no damage to any of the packaging. Overall, I would buy these again and recommend them to anyone needing a solid barstool.
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2016 by Thomas
2.0 out of 5 stars | The pieces do NOT fit together
I have assembled some furniture over my many years of being on this earth and these are the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. I don't even know how a manufacturer could mess it up, it's not that many pieces. I followed the very limited instructions and there are still gaps all over the place. The pieces just DO NOT fit together. I have even attempted to use my brain and assemble them differently, but still the same problem. I wasn't expecting 3 little thrones, but I was at a minimum expecting the pieces to fit together smoothly. I am going to risk my family sitting on them and maybe my highlight of 2020 will be someone breaking them and falling. It'll probably be me. It's always me.
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020 by wtfomgjk
5.0 out of 5 stars | A++ Great Kitchen Stools
Great, cute looking stools that have held up well. I have used these every day for a couple of months and they still look like new. Very sturdy and comfortable. I like the neutral gray color against my espresso kitchen cabinets, and the height is perfect for my kitchen island. My only wish is that the little stickers labeling the pieces for assembly were easier to remove. I cannot get the little "A" and "B" stickers off without leaving a ton of adhesive residue and struggling to get it looking clean, so I left most of them on. Packaged super nicely but unfortunately one stool top came broken in the box. The company was awesome about being very responsive and sending a new one out right away. A++
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017 by ECA
4.0 out of 5 stars | Assembly is Required
Color: Dark Oak
Each stool is boxed separately and each wooden part is wrapped in a thin sheet of foam. The cardboard shipping box is the exact size so the pieces cannot move during shipping insuring the pieces arrive perfect, without any damage. I do not have the patience for assembling wood furniture so you need to be prepared to love woodworking to assemble these. Eleven pieces of wood per stool has to be fitted, glued and screwed. Each stool takes about 45 minutes to assemble. I found the joints are crafted rather well but I did need a five pound hammer to pound some of the joints in order to achieve a gapless fit. Be sure to protect the wood from damage by using a piece of thick carpet. Fail to do this and you will incur unsightly dents in the otherwise perfect wood. I am very pleased with the end result. Three lovely stools but by no means are they very easy to assemble. Each stool weighs almost twelve pounds so in my opinion, the "Heavy Duty" description is accurate. I will recommend these with the caveat the buyer needs to be in the mood for assembling wood furniture.
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2013 by K. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars | Heavy Duty Stool for Your Most Robust Friends and Family
The stools are definitely what we were hoping for, well packaged & protected for shipping, clear instructions with identifiable parts, easy to assemble, good craftsmanship and heavy duty for the most robust of friends and family. Though the stools came with a tube of wood glue, I elected to use a name brand glue. Prior to gluing, I did do a fit test first of all pieces and I was pleasantly surprised all parts fit together very well. I did add 1" heavy felt floor protectors to each leg which also helps to keep the stool level on uneven surfaces/floors. Other than that - very pleased with this purchase. eHemco 24" Heavy Duty Saddle Seat Barstool in Antique Black, Set of 3
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017 by Capt. Crusoe
4.0 out of 5 stars | Get some extra wood glue...maybe a pillow too
Everywhere I searched for barstools were super expensive for no reason so when I found these I was skeptical but I bought it anyway. I read reviews that said it's better to get your own wood glue so I did. I put in a generous amount in the holes, but I had to only do one or two pieces at a time because if I put the stool upright, the glue would start leaking out from holes in the legs. I took my time with it but it wasn't an issue. I think the only thing I would knock a star off for was the comfort of it; my butt started to ache pretty badly if sitting on the chair for more than 15 minutes or so (then again, I don't have much junk in the trunk), but it's nothing a pillow or some fabric couldn't solve. I thought they were going to be pretty short when I was looking at the dimensions online but they are perfect for my counter once you sit on it.
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2018 by Anastasia Gruzdova