I've now cut down the stools' legs to the right size and I've begun waxing the seats to stop the kids from greasing them up. I'll probably do the legs,too, although they could probably do with some extra sanding first. Meantime the tops continue to warp a little, which, while it isn't a nightmare, still causes me some aggravation as they are making the legs sit unevenly on the floor. I'll wait 'till they're done moving and then I'll trim them some more.
Generally speaking they're a great success and I'm now waiting for the wood to arrive to start my backgammon board. Mmmmmm,can't wait.