Carey Wallace. Bar Stools. February 23rd , 2018.
In the old days bar stools were strictly utilitarian, just wooden pieces nailed together to form sturdy seats. There was not much call for aesthetic modifications, and life back then was generally plain-looking by today's standards. If you have seen movies depicting the medieval or Middle Ages, then you will be familiar with the rough-hewn appearance of their furniture. They were often unpadded as well, so sitting for long periods of time was not an attractive prospect. The Renaissance saw a sudden uprising in the call for beauty, and everything became covered with carvings and etchings. These bar stools were no exception, and their long legs in particular were made more aesthetically ornate. Padding as part of the seat and not as a separate cushion was also introduced. Not surprisingly, not everyone could afford these fancy seats, so the simple designs were still common in the seedier bars and public houses. This disparity is important to consider, since it has led to the richness of choice that we have today. In the previous century, every decade saw changes in popular fashion and aesthetics, so public houses changed their appearance regularly. Those periods saw the use of chrome, leatherette, rotating seats, and polyurethane foam. These stools became fixtures around counters, literally speaking. Being bolted to the floor, their fixed nature prevented them from being used in the inevitable bar brawl. Alcohol seems to often lead to violence of some sort, and many a bar has seen destruction at the hands of inebriated patrons. At least, the stools would be spared too much damage.
Your time of worry is over as we will make these issues as simple as possible for you to make an informed decision. Once you have all the info all you really need to rely on is your sense of judgement.
The materials that the patio bar stools are made of are a primary concern when choosing your stools. Stools generally come in metal, wood, or plastic. Each has advantages and disadvantages. When making your choice, consider the weather and temperature in your region, as well as how much use you plan to get out of your stools. The stools should also complement the décor of your yard, the style of your home, and any other patio furniture.
The old oak bar stools found in pubs now almost seem antiquated. These days 24 inch bar stool are as common as 30 inch bar stool. Most major department stores will stock a variety of both types. Specialty furniture stores will either stock or be able to order many different types and models. These days bar stools can be wooden, metal, formed plastic resin and/or upholstered. There are 30 " or 24 "bar stools to suit every taste.
Deciding where you're going to buy your stool from is also extremely important decision to make. You need to realise sometimes it isn't if the place you are buying from is the cheapest because of the quality of the service offered such as delivery (only important when you order online) the returns policy is something to keep your eye on as well. A lot (I mean nearly all!) do not actually allow you to assemble the bar stool(s) and then decide to return them and faults must be reporting within a few days of purchase, more often than not the supplier can send out replacing parts really easily. So you don't need to return the whole stool if only the base is scuffed. Please pay attention to their returns policy and warranty, otherwise you will end up not being able to return the bar stool you had just ordered or may not even be able to get replacement parts for free.
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