Jocelyn Chauveau Bar Stools November 28, 2017 19:18:30
Bar Stools - Common and taken for granted: Ah bar stools. Can any home bar ever be complete without these ubiquitous seats? With their simple designs they are easy to integrate into any bar setting. With some creative flair one can turn them into eye-catching accents to any room. They are tall and narrow made that way so that pub or bar patrons can sit and drink with the counter at elbow height or thereabouts. These often utilitarian seating options also have footrests so that patrons would not experience discomfort from their legs hanging off the edge of the seat. This basic design of seat long legs and footrest has been the norm since the inception of bars and public houses themselves. They have become so common that we tend to take them for granted. When was the last time you walked into a bar and took a good look at the stools before plopping down for a drink or two? Have you ever thought about how well these seats were designed for the specific purpose of being used at a bar? More likely than not you are likely to be amongst many who have never stopped to appreciate the common and simple things like these. The next time you see one of these iconic seating items try considering its history and style.
Saddle Bar stools: A great new style that is becoming increasingly popular is the wooden saddle bar stool. These stools have a longer rectangular seat and the middle is lower than the ends. Many people feel that these stools are more comfortable than normal wooden stools.
Wood Bar Stools: Wood bar stools are typically offered in a few stains or painted colors. Look for chip-resistant finishes and/or stains which are sealed to protect the wood as well as the underlying finish. Look for metal protectors on the foot-rest as any painted or finished wood subject to the wear and tear of people`s feet will wear through over time. Many manufacturers intentionally distress their finishes to provide a used or worn look. Some more expensive wood bar stools feature rich multi-step finishes that can be custom matched to you particular needs.
A counter stool proper: A counter top height is about 36 inches or about three feet. For an average height American this is a good size for food preparation. And when one wants to eat breakfast at the counter the appropriate height of the breakfast stool seat is 24 inches or so which is termed the counter stool height. For busy people this is a great choice of height: The food can be prepared and consumed in the same space and it can be consumed either sitting up or standing down on a modern counter stool. Lots of choices and no hassle with setting up another table when in a hurry.
Have you ever ridden a horse? When you sit in a saddle seat bar stool you get back the feeling of being in the saddle and this adds to the illusion of the grand old wild west times.
Alternatively you may prefer to buy stools with detachable bar stool that tie-on to the seatbacks. This gives you the advantage of being able to change the covers for cleaning or if you fancy a change of look and can be useful if your stools get lots of use.