This Stool has straight back with exposed "Merlot" finished tapered legs and stretchers. Seat and back are upholstered in Dark Beige Microfiber, 100% polyester. Use by itself or use with "Slip Overs" 742-201 through 742-230 to transform a room's look. Some assembly required. Counter Stool ships via UPS/FedEx Ground while the Bar Stool ships via truck.