These stools - we got two - are decent and will do the job (and fit the aesthetic) in our kitchen. They're are sturdy. The seat width is extra wide, which won't leave your behind, behind. The adjuster-mechanism works and looks cool (quell the squeaks with oil). We decided to finish the seats with some tung oil we had, definitely warms up the grain of the wood (and hopefully will help condition the cracks on their undersides). The wood grade is definitely a "budget" grade - it's mixed-grain with visible knots and one seat is denser than the other. Had we had the budget, we would have gone with the real thing (handmade in the USA). These stools are a good substitute though.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The base is darker, more of a brazed charcoal-black
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The stool is wobble-free and weighted with sand inside (sounds like a rain-stick when you flip it upside down). Overall, the base is sturdy. The wood seat, though not particle or veneer, is extremely lightweight for "natural Fir wood" and prone to cracking (perhaps from being unfinished and drilled with screws 8 times to attach it to the base). The seat may need replacing in a few years, especially if left unfinished. "Natural Fir Wood Finish" is a misnomer, the wood is not finished with varnish. It's also a mixed grain appearance, with small visible knots.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fairly accurate, though these stools are a product of China, so if you're looking for craftsmanship and exquisite quality, invest in the real thing.
I purchased 2 of these stools. The welds are solid. The only issue is the black metal banding around the wood seat is not flush, so there is a gap around the wood in some areas. I do not mind this, as the piece is supposed to be rustic and casual. Also, the wood seat is not sanded smooth, but again, the piece is rustic. It's not enough to give splinters. The stool also needed some oiling to avoid a hideous squeek when rotated. For me, none of these issues were a problem and I love the stools. They look great and have a nice balance of being large enough to have a 'presence,' but small enough so as not to overwhelm a space. They were also a FABULOUSLY cost effective option. You just can not compare the price range of these to similar items from more elite sites. When I purchased, they were sold out, so I put my name on the wait list. I received an email letting me know they were in stock again. I purchased them at 10:00 a.m. and by 4:00 p.m. they were sold out again!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I couldn't really tell what color the stool was from the site, but it said black and yes, it is black.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product is solid and fully functional.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Just fine
I have been looking for bar stools for over a year, now. I had fallen in love with a reproduction style similar to these stools by another company and also have been watching the actual vintage items on an online auction site. The price on these stools is what drew my attention; easily 1/3 the price of anything else I have looked at.
The stools shipped for free, and arrived at my doorstep 8 days after ordering them, exactly as promised (and in the middle of Christmas).
I am overall pleased with the quality of these stools, they are quite heavy. The seats screw up and down to adjust the height and provide swivel. They are counter height when screwed all the way down, would accomodate bar height adjusted up. The site says that there is a laquer finish; this must be on the iron base (which looks to be a black distressed finish over a lighter base) . The unfinished wooden seats are heavily grooved but not splinter-y, and there is a small gap between the iron band around the seat and the seat itself (this may be a pain to clean after some time, but otherwise doesn't bother me aesthetically). I removed the seats and stained/polyurehaned them so they would stand up to dalily use and cleaning, and while the seats were off two of them split partways through. I see now in other reviews that seat-splitting happened to others and they exchanged them, but I didn't report the problem to Overstock. The quality of the seat is the major reason I am rating them 4 instead of 5 stars.
My kids and several of their friends have commented on how comfortable the stools are--although this might be more of a comparison to the fold up, plastic things we have been eeking by with for the duration of my stool search. :)
All-in-all these stools provide just the industrial/antique look that I was wanting to find, without the fussiness of an antique item--just right for family living.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The site has photos of two different stools; The photo inside the product description is very close to what we recieved.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I am confident that these stools will stand up to daily use by my family.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Site description lacked detail, but everything they included was accurate. Thank you, reviewers for filling in the gaps.
I ordered these stools because I saw a similar item in a pricey publication. I saved $259 on each stool and the quality is excellent. They arrived completely assembled and are a very sturdy stool. I am very pleased. They are exactly what I wanted.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color was very close to what I expected from the picture on site
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality exceeded my expectations.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? extremely accurate
what is the distance from the floor to the foot rest? If the seat is fully extended to 32.9", what is the distance between the foot rest and the seat?
a similar questions was asked prior, but one resonse said the foot rest is 8" off the ground, and the other said 12".
Please clarify.jennwestcoast on Nov 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jennwestcoast, The footrest is 8 inches from the floor. If fully extended, the distance between the foot rest and the seat is 25.9. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 18, 2013
Hi, I am slightly confused. One answer states that the seat adjusts by spinning around and cannot be locked. The second answer says the seat can swivel when locked. The view of the seat looks as if it cannot lock. Can you please tell me if the seat locks?berathbun on Nov 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello berathbun, The seat does not lock that I could find. You adjust the height by turning the seat. Once you get to the adjusted height, you can swivel back and forth. We hope this helps and thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 11, 2013
It does not lock, but the chairs are awesomevolvophile on Nov 12, 2013
Doesn't lock but great quality! Love these barstools!coriwes on Nov 12, 2013
Doesn't lock but can be tightened down so my kids can't budge them =) These are awesome!kristamyers on Dec 17, 2013
Do these squeak like the Tin Man as he's being freed from his rusted imprisonment?bhj4ctj on Sep 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello bhj4ctj, We far as we know it does not. We found only one review in 179 that mentioned the stools squeaks. It they do, a little WD-40 should take care of it. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 18, 2013
Mine squeak a little when you spin them but nothing a little WB40 can't fix =)kristamyers on Dec 17, 2013
I purchased 3 about a year ago, no squeaking. I love thembonsmom on Mar 2, 2014
We are building, so we won't be in our house for about 5months. I wanted to purchase these now, but noticed there is only a 90 day warranty. If I buy them now and open them in 5 months and there is a problem, will overstock help?jlburnsey95 on Sep 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jlburnsey95, this link will take you to the details of our return policy. https://help.overstock.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1
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Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 9, 2013
You don't lock it. Height adjusts by spinning. Will stay at height unless you spin like any kid that gets a chance.dayvid1969 on Jul 15, 2013
What is the height of the foot rest from ground and how far does the foot rest extend from the frame (legs)?rosieviola on Apr 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest in the Christopher Knight Home Adjustable Natural Fir Wood Finish Barstool. The approximate height of the foot bar from the ground is 12 inches. As far as the foot rest it does not move but is rather stationary and welded together but the seat adjusts or moves up and down 26.4 inches to 32.9 inches. that is about 7 inches. We hope this helps the decision making about this stool. have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2013
M foot rest is 8" (exactly) from floor. Ring that makes the foot rest is 18" in diameter. If the seat is all the way, you will need long legs to rest feet comfortably on the bar.dayvid1969 on Jul 15, 2013
I am looking to replace the actual seat. How is the current seat actually attached to the rotating screw in bar or pole??greyham on Mar 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Wood is attached with 8 little screws. Would be very easy to replace seat.gammy1 on Mar 29, 2013
Thank you for your interest in the Christopher Knight Home Adjustable Natural Fir Wood Finish Barstool. The seat is connected to the rest of the set up by a female end and the threaded pole is inserted and set. The female receptor is just screwed on with machine/wood screws to fix it easily. We hope this helps you with your project. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2013
I asked the question of 'is there any assembly required', then read the product details to find it is shipped assembled. I have since received an answer to the question of 'minimal assembly required'. Now I am confused, asssembled or not?yurij on Dec 14, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The seat adjustment mechanism does not interfere with the swivel mechanism; it does swivel when the height is locked.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 22, 2012
What are the dimensions of the packaging of this bar stool (in other words, when it is in the box to be shipped, what is the height, length, depth and weight of the package)? Thank youscrapcave on Sep 18, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The shipping box dimensions are 20 inches high x 28 inches wide x 20 inches long.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 18, 2012
I love the look and adjustable height feature but I need stools that would sit about 36" is there anything like this or a custom order option?joelb72 on Sep 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I''m sorry, but I could not find any other stools that look like this one. We do not have custom order options.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 10, 2012
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