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Bar Stool

Bar Stool Guide

Discover your bar stool style and learn how to measure and design for your space with our comprehensive guide.


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Measuring

How to Measure for Bar Stools

Measure twice, shop once. See what two measurements you need to determine which stools will best suit you.

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The Bar Stool Measuring Guide

Learn how two key measurements determine which chairs will work best in your home.

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FAQ
  • Can I get swatches of the fabric and wood? We offer a selection of fabric swatches on select product pages. If you can't find the fabric swatch you are looking for, please call Customer Service at (888) 263.9850 and we may be able to help. We currently do not provide wood swatches but anticipate adding them in the near future.
  • If I don't like a bar stool, can I return it? If for any reason you are not satisfied with your bar stool, simply return it within 90 days and we'll replace it or refund the cost of the item (excluding shipping and processing fees). We will also repair or replace any product for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

    Note: Special-order bar stools cannot be returned or exchanged unless they are damaged or defective at the time of delivery.
  • Does each bar stool come with a footrest? Yes, all Frontgate bar stools include a footrest, plus a protective metal kickplate. Footrests provide additional comfort while sitting, and the kickplate prevents the wood from being scuffed.
  • Do your bar stools tip over easily? Have they been safety tested? All our stools are stability tested to guarantee they meet the standards of the Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.
  • What is the weight capacity on our stools? All bar stools have passed safety testing with a 225 lb. weight capacity.
  • Why should I consider a stool without a cushion? They are easy to maintain and especially appropriate for families or in areas where meals are served.
  • Do you have any bar stools for small spaces? Yes! Our backless stools are great because they tuck neatly under your counter when not in use, saving space. Also, armless stools are not as wide as those with arms, meaning you likely can fit more stools in your space.
  • Which bar stools swivel? What is the function of swiveling? Swivel stools are identified as such on their respective product pages. These bar stools offer a 180 return swivel on chairback versions and 360 swivel on the backless versions. The swivel feature makes maneuvering in and out of the seat easy, meaning you won't have to scoot the stool toward and away from a counter. That's an extra advantage if your space doesn't allow a lot of room between bar stools.
  • What's the difference between bar and counter height? Most bars and counters are within a standard range of heights: 40"-42" for bars, 34"-39" for counters. Our bar-height and counter-height stools are sized to accommodate those dimensions. Your seat height should be about 9"-11" from the bottom of the bar or counter. Note each stool's listed seat height to see which works best for your space. Follow the guidelines on our Measuring Guide and view the corresponding video.
  • Should stools look different in a kitchen vs. an actual bar? The type of stools for any space is a matter of personal preference. Whether you pick traditional or backless stools, and ones with or without a swivel, likely depends on how much time you spend sitting at your bar/counter and how much space you have. The stool's design and upholstery can be subject to your decor. To determine your style and learn which type of stool works where, visit our Bar Stool Guide.
  • Which stool is the most comfortable? Stools with a back are going to be the most comfortable for long periods of sitting, but all our barstools are tested for comfort and are constructed of the highest quality materials.
  • Can you change out the upholstery on a bar stool? That isn’t a service we offer. If you worry about the longevity of your upholstery, consider a bar stool with available performance fabrics, such as Wexford, Gramercy and Henning. Leather is also a durable upholstery.
  • How do I clean stools? The frame can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. For upholstery care, consult the cleaning instructions on each respective stool's product page.
Spotlight

Wexford Backless Bar Stool

Straight lines and cleanly beveled accents give Wexford a refined, architectural look that works well with any style countertop or bar. Each comfortably upholstered seat is finished with hand-applied nailhead trim.

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Design & Style

What’s Your Bar Stool Style?

Coastal, contemporary or traditional. If you aren't sure which is your style, we're here to help.

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The Art of the Bar Stool: Exacting Design & Superior Comfort

With our commitment to the finest craftsmanship and quality, it takes a year to bring each new stool from concept to reality. Here’s why…

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Seat Yourself: Which Types of Bar Stools Work Where

Determining which types of bar stools work in your space all depends on how you're using the location.

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180-Degree Return Swivel

The swivel function makes it easy to maneuver in and out of your seat – so there’s no need to scoot it away from the counter – while also allowing you to easily join the conversation in different areas of the room.

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Performance Fabric

The last thing you want is a room full of look-but-don’t-touch seating. Performance fabrics protect your bar stools from spills and stains, giving you peace of mind while your family enjoys comfortable furniture.

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Top-Grain Leather

Natural, rich and timeless, leather never goes out of style. We only use top-grain leather that ages beautifully over time while remaining exceptionally durable.

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Backless Design

Ideal for brief meals and quick visits, our backless stools keep your room's sightlines clear and tuck neatly under the counter when not in use.

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Which bar stools swivel? What is the function of swiveling?

Swivel stools are identified as such on their respective product pages. These bar stools offer a 180-degree return swivel on chairback versions and 360-degree swivel on the backless versions. The swivel feature makes maneuvering in and out of the seat easy, meaning you won't have to scoot the stool toward and away from a counter. That's an extra advantage if your space doesn't allow a lot of room between bar stools. Shop Swivel Stools

What's the difference between bar and counter height?

Most bars and counters are within a standard range of heights: 40"-42" for bars, 34"-39" for counters. Our bar-height and counter-height stools are sized to accommodate those dimensions. Your seat height should be about 9"-11" from the bottom of the bar or counter. Note each stool's listed seat height to see which works best for your space. Follow the guidelines on our Measuring Guide and view the corresponding video.

Spotlight

Henning Swivel Bar Stool

Classic lines, elegant details and a 180-degree swivel make Henning a welcome addition to any decor. Also available in a backless version with 360-degree swivel.

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