Saddle Stool, 24-in
I waited till the stools went on sale (around 50% off) before I bought them. As a result of the benches not being swathed in real leather, I couldn't justify spending $90 per stool. That being said, I love the stools! They are perfect for condo living, fit under the counter ledge, and are very sturdy. While assembling, the legs can be tough to screw in, but persevere and they will fit properly.
I am very happy with my purchase, and even happier that I got them for $45! :)
April 1, 2013
Decent stool, but certainly not worth full price
These stools are pretty decent, but I certainly do not think they are worth the full price!
They go on sale a few times a year for half price, and they are certainly a better deal when on sale.
The seat of the stool is not a solid surface.
There is no wood base for the seat. The edges of the seat are a wood frame, but the middle of the seat is supported by strong fabric covered elastic straps. While this seems to offer enough support for sitting, you certainly would not want to stand on this stool, and I believe the instructions even warn against using it for standing.
Also, I find that the seat becomes a little uncomfortable at times, as you can feel the wooden frame at the edge of the seat pressing into your legs a little. Something that likely wouldn't be an issue if the underside of the seat was solid wood.
One of mine came with defective parts, so I called the company that was listed in the assembly instructions, and they promply shipped me replacement parts.
The color of the wood parts can vary a little from dark espresso to a cherrywood color, so if you are picky or want several stools that match perfectly, you may not like this.
Again, I definitely do not think they are worth full price!
February 26, 2011
Colour is misleading
I purchased these stools, and unfortunately the store didn't have one on display. The colour of the wood is supposed to be a "Dark walnut". It's NOT close to an espresso finish at all. It is more of a cherry finish (lots of burgundy hues and red hues in the stain.)
Chances are I'll keep them and I might refinish them as a project eventually. Easy to assemble. It would have been nice if they were 2" taller too.
March 3, 2010
I am very pleased with my purchase of these stools. They are comfortable and very easy to assemble.
January 23, 2010