Ruth Vered. Bar stools. July 22nd , 2017.
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.
You can purchase stools just about anywhere at any price. Many of the major "Big Box" stores offer different styles and heights at very competitive prices. They typically are ready to assemble and have few, if any options.
Internet stores sell everything from shoelaces to automobiles. Many offer name brand bar stools at incredible discounted prices, but offer very little in terms of personal service, servicing warranty issues, and assisting customers in selecting the proper fit and finish for their particular application. Remember that every monitor displays colors differently. Fabrics shown on screen may not match the actual fabric. Additionally, you cannot try them out by sitting on your computer screen! For these reasons, it often pays to spend a little more to deal with an actual brick and mortar store who will take care of any issues locally as well as provide value-added services such as in home design consultation, delivery and setup of your furniture.
The wooden swivel stools will make even the pickiest person comfortable. Some people cannot help it if they have health problems such as back issues; you will not have to worry if your guest is comfortable, rest assured he or she will let you know they are. Your guests may be so comfortable they will not want to leave.
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