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How Bar Stools Are Constructed

Last updated 7 years ago

A bar stool’s function is simple but its construction can be complex-varying in size, shape and material. Here is a basic explanation of how bar stools are constructed:


Bar stools have existed for centuries and were even used in ancient Roman, Chinese and Egyptian societies. These first examples of stools were constructed from wood, and many homeowners enjoy the feel and warmth of wood even today. Wooden bar stools are most common and utilize fairly simple construction, consisting of several pieces glued or nailed together. Metals bar stools are constructed similarly, except their pieces are screwed and welded together for strong structural support. Leather bar stools are made with wood first and then the upholstery is added last, often tacked into the stool or sewn along its underside.

Self-Assembled vs. Pre-Assembled

Many bar stools are produced in large quantities and assembled at factories, while some bar stools are meticulously handcrafted to produce unique designs. Bar stools are compactly sized and easy to transport, so they often come pre-assembled for the buyer’s convenience. Self-assembled bar stools are bought with the seat and legs unattached, but are most often easily constructed at home with a few screws or nails.

Special Add-ons

The variety of bar stools is practically limitless. Bar stools come in a spectrum of shapes, sizes and colors. They may also have multiple functions and features, including height adjustment capabilities, comfortable cushions, and arm and back rests. Bar stools with these special bonuses require extra attention and care from the builders.

For the largest selection of dining and bar furniture in California, call Casual Dining & Bar Stools at (858) 578-5881 or visit one of our showrooms today! You will find the perfect bar stools at a guaranteed low price. We also offer custom-made dining furniture and bar stools for a unique look!


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