I bought the 29 inch stool and cut it down shorter (I'm the one who asked what height stool is best for a 36 inch counter). They offer 24 and 29 inch heights, but it seems like 24 inches would be too short. I experimented with an office chair and a plastic box, and decided that 26 inches would be best for me. The Pottery Barn version of this stool is 27 inches, so I ended up making mine 26 1/2. Doing this was tricky because the bottom of the legs are angled in two directions. I used a sliding T bevel to copy the angles, and then very carefully adjusted my table saw. It worked out well. Although the stool wobbles a little, we have ceramic tile and, where I intend to use it, it doesn't wobble at all. Assembly is pretty easy as long as you're careful to put the legs with painted dots on opposite corners. The ends of the stretchers are also angled so that the narrow part goes at the top. I used glue on the stretchers to keep them from turning when I put my feet on them. If you do this, lay out all your parts and work quickly before the glue sets up. A couple of other tips--protect your floor by cutting open the box and laying it out flat; and it's easier to use a socket wrench with a head designed for hex screws. This is a good quality stool, and the price is even better. The finish on it is also nice because it seems pretty moisture resistant. The only defect I saw was that one of the pegs on the stretchers was apparently too long and didn't go in all the way. I probably could have sawed or sanded it down if I'd noticed in time.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]