The Right Island Stool

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Ok, I lied. I said I wouldn’t be doing any longer posts about the island. But I’ve gotten so several queries about our stools and how I minimize them down, I needed to deal with it in a submit. So this 1 is technically not about the island…just kinda sorta.

I got these stools from HomeGoods – and I truly identified a tag on them that gave me a bit a lot more data, which is unusual. I located two of these last summer and then months later on found an additional one…score! I’ve witnessed that each and every so usually at HomeGoods – I know it can be aggravating when you locate out some thing you enjoy is from there but I’ve found they carry comparable things during the nation and people products typically come back. (I’ve observed 1 of our family area chairs there numerous instances over the many years.)

Even although it transpires sometimes, I imagined it was quite lucky I identified a third! The tags describes them as the “sean barstool dark moon canvas” – if you Google that a bunch of alternatives come up but I didn’t locate several with pricing listed. I’m guessing the HomeGoods cost was less costly than what they are going for on-line, but I’m not sure.

They have a canvas top that’s genuinely simple to clean:

canvas stool with nailhead

Despite the fact that I’ll probably go ahead and spray some Scotchguard on them just to be protected.

The canvas appear wouldn’t be my 1st choice, but I loved the the shade and the other rather specifics like the nailheads:

canvas bar stool

You’ll observe this man in any images of these chairs. HE LOVES THEM. Genuinely, he loves every little thing and loves to be in images too. But he’s specially obsessed with the chairs.

I also really like that they have a brass metal cover that goes in excess of a single foot assistance so it doesn’t get banged up. (It’s challenging to tell but it is in the front in that pic.)

Many of you pointed out that the stools were too higher when I first shared my strategy for the island weeks back. For some explanation it’s tough for me to locate counter-height stools that I like. They’re constantly bar-height. I found this little graphic that displays you the distinction:

stool height guide

(supply)

I’ve often reduce down my stools because of this and it’s an easy DIY venture!

I had currently chopped mine so I recreated this for you. ) Initial point, wrap the leg with painter’s tape the place you want to cut it. This will let for a genuinely clean minimize:

cutting down stools

If you really don’t do this you will most likely get jagged edges on the bottom side, so this is important.

Soon after that you can mark in which it requirements to be reduce. I lower these down by two.five inches. I always mark it before I take the stool out to the saw, but then I locate that I have to measure and mark once more simply because I’m never quite sure how I’ll lay it on the noticed:

cutting down barstools

Just make sure the stool is up against the back to get a straight cut. You may require somebody with you to get it tight. Also, on some cuts I have to decrease the noticed blade a bit to get the legs to fit in there.

If you do not have a compound saw, no worries. These miter boxes function just as well:

miter box and saw

It will just take much more time and muscle. 🙂 Also, you’ll absolutely want a person to aid you hold the seat finish up whilst you lower if you use the box, or just prop it up so it is level.

I utilised a easy miter box and noticed just like this for Years and did a ton of wood and trim projects with it – and had some fantastic biceps. You can do very a good deal with it!

When you get the tape off you might want to touch up the bottom just a bit – if the chair legs are black or brown you can just use a Sharpie. Mine came out fine so I did not require any touch ups. I do always include some felt jobbies to the bottom to protect our floors:

felt protector pads

The legs most likely will have anything on them already so you can also pry people off and put them on again – these had plastic bottoms so I wished one thing softer on the hardwoods.

OH, I forgot to mention – following you lower down all four legs sit on it and see if it rocks. 3 of my 4 did, so I just figured out what legs were just somewhat longer and cut them down a bit. Just barely shave it off so you do not have to hold cutting the rest to make it function! You’ll finish up with miniature stools if you maintain going. )

They are now a significantly a lot more cozy height! Our visitors still used them ahead of I reduce them down and did not care. But this enables a little a lot more space for the legs.

I told you he’s obsessed:

cutting down stools for islandI found a couple options that are actually similar to these in case you can’t locate them for a respectable price – these are leather and would be Great for children!:

leather top bar stools

That 1 only comes in the taller model, so if you have a standard island you’d need to have to lower those down.

And this one particular has a material leading and comes in both the bar or counter height, so no cutting down necessary. )

nailhead counter stoolThis is our second set of wood stools at this island that I’ve lower down – it’s super simple to do, specially if you have a noticed! Hope that answers any queries, let me know if not!

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