Built very well and no assembly required!!
I searched and searched AND searched for stools to match my kitchen table that I had painted and re-stained; these are the perfect stools!! I have a pub-height table and these stools replaced the other heavy, bulky stools that originally came with the table. My other stools had backs on them, so my kids noticed that these did not, but they are not complaining and we don't sit at that table for extended periods of time, so I wasn't concerned with comfort as much as style and purpose. It's a backless bar stool, so we all know how it feels to sit on those, not the same as having a backrest, but more comfortable than the metal-topped stools that are very hard and cold. As far as construction goes, these are built very well and sturdy! I even used mine to stand on and paint. I am only 5-2" and 118 lbs, but it was definately sturdy and I look for that in furniture. I also like the rubber pads on the bottom of the legs, great no-slip feature!