Bar stools and counter stools can fill the smallest nooks or the largest spaces where everyone gathers. They may be used as spectator seating in game rooms or paired with pub tables in cozier arrangements. The many styles available here at Wicker Home & Patio Furniture also include a wide variety of finish options along with designer fabric choices for seat and back cushions. At either bar or counter heights, every stool featured offers comfort as well as an appealing view from every side. Rattan cane bar and counter stools are exceptionally strong, and through their handcrafted construction, they also incorporate additional dowels, hardware and bindings to reinforce stress points. As a fast-growing vine that is solid rather than hollow like bamboo, the cane is harvested, stripped of its outer layer for use in weaving and then either left straight in sections or steamed and bent to create curving arms, rounded backs and decorative trim. The amazing flexibility and strength of rattan turns seating into solid pieces that will last with the heaviest of uses.
While rattan bar stools should be used indoors, some are available with an optional acrylic finish that allows for limited outdoor use in well-covered areas. On a porch or patio with a roof, they can remain when the weather is nice but should be brought inside during inclement weather events.
For tropical settings, rattan is a natural choice that is both carefree and relaxing. In lighter styles, counter and bar height wicker stools can brighten any room while their darker counterparts also encourage guests to take a break from a busy pace. Reaching far beyond beach-themed decor, British Colonial styles with barrel wrapped backs, regal arched cresting and leather appointments all bring hints of exotic, faraway places to more urban spaces. Eastern coastal styles are another option with such features as full wicker panels that reach to the floor in dense rattan fiber weaves or open spindling. In designs that were popularized during the earlier 1900s, they range from traditional to modern while retaining their heirloom heritage derived from chairs found in homes of wealthier owners.
With and without arms, stationary or with swivel seats, rattan stools are available in standard counter heights of 26 inches from floor to seat while bar height stools are typically 30 inches from floor to seat. For every bar, bistro, kitchen or entertainment setting, there is a seating style to fit.