Wood Bar Stools

By: Jason Gluckman

Wood barstools hark back to a bygone era. The wood gives a feeling of warmth and being close to nature. A wood barstool is not only affordable, but is also durable and can be made in variety of styles and designs. Wood barstools look admirable in classic contemporary designs. They also complement the stylish modern designs beautifully.

Wood barstools are available in multiple types. One needs to know few things about different types of woods that can be used to make furniture and their characteristics. This could be of great help in deciding which wood barstool to purchase.

Woods can be hard wood or soft wood and could be derived from trees like Rosewood, Teak, Balsa, Maple, Chestnut, Oak, and Mahogany etc. Like any other barstools, wood bar stools could be with a back or backless, swivel or stationary, with arms or without arms. Opt for either natural or painted wood. There are numerous design styles available with variety of upholstery and colors. Generally wood barstools are of 24", 30", and 32" seat heights. Choose yours depending on the height of your bar or counter. A gap of about 10" to 13" from counter top to the seat height of the stool is recommended.

Today, wood barstools are sometimes combined with metal frames to give them extra strength and durability. It preserves the classic warmth and looks of the wood besides adding toughness of metal to it. Mostly it is very difficult to distinguish the metal part, since they look like wood only.

Wooden barstools could be purchased from furniture shops nearby or ordered on the Internet. They may require some assembling and be sure to examine them for quality and potential durability.

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