By Royce Mangin. Bar Stools. Published at Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 07:43:03 AM.
If you decide to cover your bar stool with leather, keep in mind that leather is a natural product made from the skin of cattle. As such, there will be variations in color and texture just as there are variations in texture and color of your own skin. Generally, the more expensive the leather, the more of these imperfections you will see. The ”Cheaper” leathers used in furniture are often ”corrected” leather. Corrected leathers are treated, sanded and dyed to remove these imperfections. Many are even stamped with a simulated grain pattern. Corrected leathers will most often match very closely from one piece to the next and may actually look more artificial than many vinyls! Consider it a unique trait if you happen to get a barbed wire scratch mark or even a ”brand” mark. Many people pay extra for these imperfections that prove the authenticity of their leather.
When you are decided to pick a black leather bar stool, sometimes termed counter stool, either of a wood finish, a contemporary chrome finish, or a black metal finish to go with your existing bar top, then you already know that a black leather bar stool will be an elegant and classy complement to your kitchen or bar area. Complementing a stainless steel finish kitchen with a chrome finish black leather stool will work, as will complementing a wood-based kitchen style with a black leather and wood finish.
You should ensure that the stools are made with a solid piece of oak wood and poplar or gum is not mixed with the wood. Sometimes, more pieces of wood are laminated together and this makes the stools more vulnerable and they will be affected by varying temperatures. This may cause warping and cracking. Especially, if the stools are kept in the kitchen, due to the heat in the kitchen surroundings, warp and distortion in shape may take place. This is because the glue used for putting the laminates together will get affected by the heat of the kitchen.
You may even think of buying unfinished oak bar stools so that you can get the finishing done by yourself. You can have a light finish or a dark finish according to your wish. You can also use wood wax that can protect oak from the vagaries of weather and other elements. Wood wax can greatly improve the natural color, grain and beauty of these stools. Of all the factors you should look for, you should lay greater stress on durability. Only then, you can have these oak bar stools for a long, long time. If you opt for buying cheaper oak stools, they may snap soon and you will have to spend again to buy new stools.
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