Bar Stools. Monday , January 22nd , 2018 - 10:53:20 AM
Once restricted to the local public house in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to the imitators in North America, 30 and 24 bar stools are now common place household furniture. Not only have these stools entered into the residential furniture market but they have broken out of a centuries old mold. For centuries bar stools seemed to be of uniform size and material. Times have changed. For literally centuries, stools found in bars were 30 inches in height. Of course, the height was specifically engineered so that a person could comfortably belly up to the bar and consume much ale. The stools were generally constructed from oak or another hardwood. The stools were firmly balanced upon 4 legs that were each attached to the underside of the stool seat a few inches towards the centre from each corner. As you can imagine, having a sturdy base of support was an important element in early bar furniture.
As we all love to make sure our homes are unique and look good, deciding on different furniture in them is essential. One item of furniture that always seems to be over looked until you go to buy it. You will be surprised about the range of different styles and types can purchase today. They are great pieces of furniture to own not only do they make any house look and feel stylish but they are very practical as well. Selecting the right stool for the area in your home is essential, you need to ensure that if fits with the other pieces of furniture and doesnt look out of place. they can add atmosphere to an area, they are convenient to eat and drink from. They are also fantastic for socializing as they provide you with a higher overall view of the room. They have become so popular to have in households, and you will often find a stool in many of the rooms of a house. Bar stools come in so many different designs and styles, deciding on which one to purchase will be based on your taste and budget.
3. How Many Do I Need? Most newer homes and apartments with a raised counter are built to accommodate 3 bar stools. As a general rule of thumb, allow 24 from the center of one seat to the center of the next seat. A 6 foot long counter can generally accommodate 3 stools. An 8 foot counter, 4 bar stools. This obviously depends on the measurements of the particular stool in which you are interested. You can always buy an extra and use it for additional guests. 4. Metal or Wood? This is a good question. If you ask 10 retailers, youll get 10 responses. In my opinion, wood bar stools are prone to problems not encountered with welded metal bar stools. Due to the soft nature of wood (when compared to steel), screws and joints tend to come loose over time- especially wood with arms. The constant outward stress on the arms can loosen the attachment points resulting in a loose feel. Legs and stretchers (horizontal support bars) can also become loose over time resulting in an unstable and potentially dangerous bar stool. Still, there are decorating situations in which only wood will work.
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