Published at Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 17:57:02 PM. Bar Stools. By Viollette Lepine.
Even if you plan to purchase a bar stool that is pre-assembled, ask the salesperson if it is an RTA bar stool. Many retailers will pre-assemble the bar stool and sell it at a perceived ”UNBELIEVABLE PRICE”. Look for bolts holding legs and other parts together. Avoid these bar stools if they are going to be used on a continuing basis. ”Nicer” metal bar stools typically have all-welded frames. The only bolts you may see hold the seat to the swivel mechanism and there may be a few screws holding the seat pad to the metal frame. This type of construction is far more sturdy than ”RTA” stools.
The final aspect to consider is what type of material will be used in the construction of the stool and whether you want the stool to be upholstered. The old fashioned stools were generally made from hard wood and heavily varnished. These are handsome and sturdy stools but perhaps a bit heavy looking for residential use. Upholstered stools are very attractive and comfortable. You can easily have the stool upholstered in the fabric of your choice. These days stools are made from a number of different materials including wood, resin, steel, poly carbonate and formed plastic. There are a number of beautiful products on the market made from brushed chrome with leather seats.
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