Billiards and Bar Stools
Bar Stools just seem to go
together. If you’ve got a pool table and no bar
stools, I recommend that you consider purchasing a
home bar and some stools. We'll talk about bar
stools in this article. I'll let you review other
articles about home bar purchasing.
However, there’s so many types of bar stools you can
get that it can become confusing and expensive.
Following is a basic checklist of things to consider
before you start that hunt for the perfect bar
1) How much will the stool be used and who will be
using it most frequently?
2) Where is the bar stool going to be kept and where
will it be used most often.
3) What is the budget.
4) What type of stool do you want
5) Size (height), material (wood/metal) and seat
6) Painted or natural wood or bare metal
7) These days, it’s also possible to combine wood
barstools with a metal frame. This provides
additional strength and also keeps a nice
You also should consider whether you want a back to
your stool and whether you want it to swivel.
Barstools that swivels 360 degrees really improve
their sociability. Lastly do you want your stools
to have arms or be armless. All of these options can
add cost, but they also add comfort and make your
billiards playing area and
entertaining experience very enjoyable for both you
and your friends.
Once you can answer these questions, then the
selection of the right bar stool becomes very easy.
To help you answer these questions, I have provided
some discussion below.
When you're looking to buy a bar stool, I strongly
recommend that you know what type of stool you would
like or need. Let’s assume that you have or will
be making a purchase of a home bar. This is
important because you don’t want to buy counter
stools. Rather, you want a stool that is 30Â” or
higher Ultimately the height you choose depends on
the height of your bar. Usually the bar counter
top will be about 42” high. This is why you don’t
want a counter stool. Counter stools are typically
24” to 26” high. This would make you look like a
little kid when you sitting at your bar.
As you can imagine, getting the optimal bar stool
seat height is critical. The seat height is the
same as overall height when the bar stool has no
back. To determine the best seat height, you should
measure from the floor to the bottom of the bar
top. I recommend that you subtract about 10 – 12”
for leg room. The number you come up with would be
your optimal bar stool seat height.