Most log bar stools are made of pinewood grown at higher altitudes or cedar wood and are available in many shapes and sizes. The makers of the stool carve the pine logs to make the seats as well as the back of these stools. They use a single piece of pine tree to make the stool. Pine trees used in making rustic log bar stools include bull, ponderosa as well as the lodge pole pinewood. Removal of the bark after drying naturally gives a natural and gorgeous color to the wood. The pine used in making the stool is from a dead standing tree. Thus, the wood has natural checking. This makes the wood beautiful initially and with the passage of time, the wood becomes darker in color.
Wear and tear only adds character to the wood. Some people stain the stools instead of natural aging while some prefer the fresh new look of the pinewood with the finishing of clear lacquer. The lacquer provides protection from ultra violet light as well as changes in the color. The log barstool is also made of white cedar log. Its color is creamy white and is suitable for many types of home décor. Its surface is smooth making the stool comfortable and durable.
Log Bar Stool Varieties
These stools are available in finished as well as unfinished varieties. The stool does not need much maintenance. It just needs varnishing in a period of few years. It does need polishing. There is no use of vinyl seats, which needs repair. As opposed to the other stools, the natural beauty of the bar stools made of logs undergoes enhancement with scratches and continuous use involving wear and tear. The legs of the stools are secure and strong. Thus, it is not wobbly and shaky. For joining the pieces of the stools, mortise and tennon technique is used, which is a reliable method. The bar stools last long. Some stools have swivel. The stools are available in models having back and models without back.
When a customer orders a bar stool made of log, it arrives at their home in either a finished and assembled or an unfinished as well as unassembled state. The bar stools are available in many sizes with a height of 18, 24 as well as 30 inch. The stools are also available in custom sizes, made according to the needs of the customers. The stools have a finishing of polyurethane or poly finishes. The stools are available in models with custom wood burnings and models without it.
Some popular models of log bar stools:
- Padded top bar stool – The leather padded inserts used in these stools are available in black, brown and other colors.
- Plank top bar stool – this bar stool has a seat top, which is of plank top style. Other types of tops available in this stool are artwork as well as animal tracks. Leather pad is not included in this stool.
- Slab style bar stool – this stool has leather pad.
- Slab bar stool with spindle back – this stool has a spindle back. Some models of this log bar stools have leather padded insert.
The wide varieties and fabulous qualities of log bar stools make them a unique piece of furniture for your home or business.