Ever noticed that movie-version vintage Western saloons never had bar stools? Nope. Patrons simply bellied up to the long expanse of polished wood, doffed their dusty hats and ordered whiskey by the shot glass. Guess those seats would have been a real hindrance if the cowboy had to commence to shootin.
Fortunately we live in a more civilized era. We wouldn't mix firearms with fire water and we wouldn't dream of asking our guests to stand while enjoying a beverage. With our comprehensive selection of wrought iron bar stools your counter or bar can be outfitted to seat a passel of people and mesh with the personality of your room.
Styles range from old-school to industrial, retro Modern to Mediterranean, basic to bistro and one that will bring to mind a slinky in stop motion. The Stone County Ironworks line allows you to customize the height, finish and seat fabric while Bago Luma offers plush, muslin-covered padding, multiple foot rests and the convenience of a swivel mechanism. Thank the blacksmith's of yore for the hand-forged, laser cut seat back designs also featured.
Choose from standard bar height or take a look at the playful adjustable varieties. Your call on the decision to go armless or armed since you're the sheriff in this story, but we recommend that you review the helpfulWrought Iron Bar Stool Guide prior to rustling up your posse of choice. The guide gives the lowdown on seating solutions, leg room and table dimensions so that your next gathering doesn't resemble a cattle drive.
Should I order bar stools or counter stools?
We know, you're probably saying to yourself "what's the difference?" The answer is about 6 inches. A counter stool generally has a 24" to 26" seat height, while a bar stool's seat height is usually 28" to 30". This becomes significant when you are choosing seating for an extended kitchen island or breakfast bar. Comfort and range of movement are the key notes. Tell us your measurements and we'll help you find the right fit.
The desired amount of leg space between your stool seat height & table height is usually most comfortable between 9"-13". Since individual preferences vary it is a good idea to measure the space before ordering. A standard height for counter stools is 24"-26" and for bar stools is 28"-30".
Clearly a vintage idea that earned a position in the present! Clever seating that ratchets up and down to meet your every need. They channel the old-fashioned edict that seating be useful, but not too utilitarian. Their portability makes them highly prized and they are wicked fun to sit on! Some are available in both bar and counter heights.
How many bar stools will fit my space?
It is best to allow about 4"-5" between bar stools for comfortable seating and turning. With swivel stools you might want to leave a bit more room. Dimensions are provided for our bar and counter stools to assist you in determining the space needed.