Good old fashioned kitchen stool like we had as kids. If you need a kitchen stool and are sorry that you pitched your Mom's then this is for you! Although I still need a quick step stool to reach upper cabinets, this stool is a plus in the busy kitchen area , or for just having a cup of afternoon coffee at the counter. I bought this and put together (easy) for when our 2 year old grandson was visiting, since he was getting a bit fed up with the idea of a high chair, this looks better in the kitchen anyway.
The chair seems solid and though it is just new I am happy and will hang on to it this time. Yes, the steps slide back under instead of flipping like some of the old ones did. Maybe America could continue to manufacture products like this and how we used to. Sorry the quality seems pretty decent as well .