I was disappointed. I needed a new commode that was higher than the one I had because of knee problems. The space between the armrests is 25 1 /2" . My old one is 27" . Not a problem for most people but may be a consideration when purchasing. I did get the extra height I needed but it does seem wobbly. The leg extensions say on the package that they are rated for 350 pounds. So that's how much weight is supposedly safe. I put additional sheet metal screws into the leg extensions because I wouldn't trust much weight on those spring powered pins that side into place to determine height. Also, this isn't as easy to empty as my previous commode. Not awful, and a good choice if you need extra height. Better if you're lighter weight.