Couldn't be happier! The surprising quality, finish (solid black, satin-ish finish), sturdiness, and ease of assembly of these stools was unexpected. This is after previously spending more than double the cost per stool for 4 other stools from a well known home decor store for lesser quality stools. I ordered 4 of these stools for site to store delivery and all 4 arrived together for pick up exactly one day earlier (on a national holiday, no less) than the earliest date projected for arrival.
Each stool took about 5 minutes to assemble after the first stool was completed, which took about 10 minutes due to time spent reading the easy to follow instructions that are included. The assembly tool (allen wrench) that came with each stool bent easily under a strong hand (probably due to user-error) but was still usable. Assembly was easy and uneventful but having a strong hand around could be useful.
The seat is 17" wide x 9" deep, and 1.5" thick. The width between the "front" legs outside to outside (at the top of the legs directly under the seat) is 13" wide, expanding out at the bottom to 17" wide. The narrow end at the top of the legs just below the seat measures almost 9", expanding out to almost 14" at the bottom of the legs. The highest footrest cross-bar is 7" from the floor to the top of the bar, and the lowest cross-bar is 4" from the floor to the top of the bar. The footrest cross-bars are solid and quite sturdy and not wobbly.
The stool is exactly 24" tall to the top of the highest part of the seat, and just under 24" tall at the lowest part. The stool is comfy seating for counters that are 34"-36" high....depending on the size of the user, counters less than 34" high to the top could possibly cramp a large person's leg room, and counters over 36" high could feel sorta like sitting at high-chair level. Average weight users from 5' 4" to 6'+ tall can comfortably use the stool with the typical 34"-36" counter height.
The "dip" of the seat looks a bit flatter in person to me than it appeared to be in the photo but still has a definite dip, and the seat was pleasantly longer/wider/sturdier than anticipated, making it a bit safer seating for my 4-7 year old grand kids than were the other stools I had. The black color is truly basic black and solid all over without any "rubbed" lighter tone areas. I've not had these long enough to see how the cross-bars hold up to heavy shoe traffic, but speaking from previous experience with stools, the solid black color makes any needed touch ups easy with a regular black marker.