By Wiatt Thiery. Bar Stools. Published at Thursday, June 20th, 2019 - 14:21:07 PM.
This is a good question. If you ask 10 retailers, you’ll 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.
As for a dollar amount, the average higher-quality bar stool should be in the $199 to $349 range regardless of where you shop. Stools with special features such as tilt-swivel mechanisms, real leather seating, casters or custom heights may cost as much as $400 to $600 each. Some designer hand carved wood stools with multi-step finishes can cost $1,000 to $3,000 each. If your budget allows you, try to upgrade from the RTA bar stools to welded construction. They will last longer, be safer for you and your family, AND should allow you the ability to customize the height, fabric, and finish you want.
Price is always a consideration when purchasing anything and buying a bar stool is no different. While you want to buy the highest quality stool you can afford you don’t want to over spend and regret your purchase later on. Set a budget that you can afford and then only look for stools within your price range. That way you can get what you want without going broke in the bargain.
Maintenance – You should definitely know exactly what you are letting your self in for, how much servicing is essential on the bar stools that you’ll be considering purchasing? Some stools don’t require any kind of upkeep, whilst others demand careful care and treatment. Are you unsure still with regards to your bar stools? Kitchen designers could help here when you call them to discuss. They could help you choose what will best suit your kitchen theme you are thinking about. You may also perform a great deal of comparison-shopping online. There are 1000’s of kitchen stools to see online at household furniture stores websites, which you could look around at design after design, helping you to define your shopping list.
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