Winsome Square Leg Bar Stool, Set of 2

Last updated date: January 15, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Winsome Square Leg Bar Stool,  Set of 2

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Overall Take

No matter what your size, you'll find a comfortable seat on the Winsome Square Leg Bar Stool. A set of two staggered rungs provide a footrest for any height as well as stability. The walnut finish gives it a look that would be at home in any neighborhood pub. In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Winsome Winsome Square Leg Bar Stool, Set of 2 placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 15, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bar Stool for a detailed review of all the top bar stools.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
2,976 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
They have a roomy 13-inch rounded and gracefully bevelled seat. They’re also decorated with a pair of staggered rungs all-around for parking your feet comfortably.
- Stevie Wonder
Winsome Black 29-Inch Square Leg Bar Stools are affordable. They are made of solid wood construction and then finished in warm walnut.
- The Z9
The two-step footrest is creative and ensures that you can comfortably seat for a drinking session, regardless of your height. It is a bar stool that comes fully assembled and all you need do is relish the style and beauty it offers as value for money.
- LogForShop
What the most gorgeous thing on it? Definitely its price! It costs no more than $100. I invite my 200 lbs friend to sit on it, yes, it is SOLID and super STURDY!
- Hi Bar Stools
Comfortable and sleek. The seat is round in shape with a sturdy base.
- Flik & Company
These stools feature a round seat made of Beachwood and have four square legs with two foot rests at different heights on each side of the stool. The two sets of rungs on each face make these especially sturdy as well as offering plenty of options for where to rest your feet.
- Home Furniture Adviser
This Winsome Square Leg Counter Stool is solidly built with a black veneer finish. Foot rests all the way around make for sitting comfort.
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What experts didn't like
No padding in transportation
- Hi Bar Stools
Features no cushion making it somewhat uncomfortable to sit on raw wood for some people.
- Home Furniture Adviser

From The Manufacturer

The set comes with 2 bar stools, essentail and stylish black 29-Inch Assembled Stool. Perfect for extra seating. Solid wood in black finish.

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An Overview On Bar Stools

Whether you need accent seating for a kitchen island or workhorse seats for a fully-functioning home bar, the barstool you select is going to make or break your decor. It may seem like a simple piece of furniture, but even in its most perfunctory use, it’s going to dominate a large part of your kitchen decor. And if you’re entertaining at that bar? Don’t expect guests to stay long if they can’t stay comfortable in their seats.

The first thing you’ll need to do before buying that stool is belly up to the bar in question — and make sure you bring measuring tape. Measure from the floor to the bottom of the counter and use that as your guide. You’re going to want to allow at least 10 inches of space between the seat and your counter for people to be comfortable. For example, if your countertop is 50 inches high, you’ll want a barstool no higher than 40 inches — and a little lower is preferable.

Most barstools will list the seat height prominently in their specs, but you can shop for certain types and narrow down your choices more effectively.

Counter-height barstools will usually be 23 to 28 inches from the floor to the seat. These are typically made for high tables or kitchen counters, so they’re basically high-top chairs. People sitting on them should still be able to touch the floor with their feet without much effort.

Bar-height (or pub-height) stools measure in at 29 to 32 inches high. As you might imagine, these are a popular commercial size.

Extra-tall barstools are usually exclusively commercial, but don’t let that stop you if you have an especially tall surface to seat for. These chairs are anywhere from 33 to 36 inches high.

Now that sizing is out of the way, you’ve got a myriad of options to choose from. Classic barstools are wood, but the quality of that wood can vary wildly — and may not be the most comfortable thing to sit on long-term. Make sure your wood is treated for moisture if it’s going to be in the kitchen, and that goes double if it’s an outdoor barstool.

Materials like metal are going to cost a bit more, but it may be worth it if you’re keeping that stool long term. You can also bet that a metal barstool won’t be as prone to break or warp. (Though again, make sure it’s weatherproofed if we’re talking about a patio or other outdoor space.)

Barstools with seatbacks are almost universally more comfortable than their plain, flat counterparts. Expect to pay more for this additional material, but your guests will definitely appreciate it the longer the party wears on.

Finally, you might consider a lift seat if your guests are going to vary in height. These barstools are equipped with levers that can allow you to raise and lower the seat as needed.

And of course, there’s the important consideration of swivel seats. Do swiveling seats serve a valuable function? They do not. But making yourself dizzy on a stool is a joy some people never grow out of, and you can’t really put a price tag on that. No judgment here.

DWYM Fun Fact

Most of us associate bar stools with relaxation, but it’s no surprise that some odd ideas have been concocted on top of them. We suspect that the seldom-practiced activity of bar stool racing is one of them. A couple of the most notable examples of the “sport” include an annual event in Drummond, Wisconsin where stools are outfitted with skis and raced in the snow. And they’ve been racing bar stools since 1998 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where the land speed record for a stool is over 45 miles per hour.

The Bar Stool Buying Guide

  • How many barstools will you need? Good question. And believe it or not, the correct answer is not, “however many friends I have.” The traditional spacing of barstools at any commercial bar allows for 28 inches of space between the center of one stool and the center of the next. That allows ample room for animated talking without anybody’s drinks getting knocked over. Just measure the length of your bar, do a bit of division and you’ll be able to determine the proper seating.
  • Seat width generally isn’t the main consideration, especially if the barstool has any kind of cushioning. The seat surface should be at least 15 inches wide, but feel free to pay a bit extra for 17 or even 20 inches or more to accommodate larger body types.