Glad I purchased 2 of these stools. I searched long and hard for a stool that was tall enough for my 45 inch bar. At its highest, this stool serves the purpose pretty well. The only complaint I have is that it lowers slightly when someone sits on it, which makes it lose an inch or two. It also works well at its lowest and they serve as extra chairs for my dining room table when it is expanded. Great quality and looks expensive.