Let me start off by saying these bar stools look and feel very, VERY nice when they are finished. They are incredibly sturdy and I have no doubt they could survive an extremely long time and hold very heavy weight.As many other reviewers have noted, the assembly is a PAIN... with what they provide you in the box, that is! This is the only reason I did not rate these stools 5/5 stars. Here are some tips on what we did when assembling the stools that made them 1000x easier to put together:1. Toss the allen wrench they provide you into the trash immediately. Don't even look at it, unless you feel like stripping the screws right off the bat.2. Have a small ratchet, some wood glue (or normal school glue even), a microfiber cloth and a hammer handy. You will need to attach a 4mm hex bit to the ratchet for the screws they provide you (and yes, you CAN use the screws provided! They are good quality, although we are still unsure why they give you galvanized Tapcon screws intended for outdoor cement work... they're not cheap to produce!)3. Assemble both the legs like Figure 1 in the instructions before you being to screw in the screws. Make SURE you use the correct pieces of wood in the correct holes (shorter cross piece goes in the lower hole, each side should have a long leg piece with a dot and a leg without a dot at the top) as well as the correct length screws (short, for this part).4. When screwing in the screws, go slow and steady; do not apply too much force/torque at once or you WILL STRIP THE SCREW! Fortunately, if this happens (and you are not too close to the end) you can unscrew them out and use a replacement screw they provide you. With the ratchet, it is very easy to get the screws in quickly while not stripping them. Do the same process for the long screws for the seat.5. When you finish assembling the body of the chair (including attaching the seat), choose a side of the stool you want to face the wall (in case you make a mistake on the first couple of cover pegs). Put a small glob of glue on the flat side of the wooden peg and put it in one of the holes on the side of the chair that will face the wall. Press it in as far as you can, then cover the peg with a microfiber cloth. Take the hammer and LIGHTLY tap it in, checking every once in a while to see how far down it's gone. If you hammer too hard or too deep, the peg will go too far in and splinter the wood surrounding it. Use the microfiber cloth to wipe up any excess glue and it won't leave residue on the chair.Hope this helps everyone! I am also attaching a picture of our stools in customer images.