Modern Adjustable Swivel Bar Stools

We have 4 new additions to our line up of great stools with these modern luxuries. We have adjustable bar stools featuring plush PU leather cushions surrounded by a luxurious walnut grain plywood.

Modern Bar Stools

Modern Bar Stools

The stool you are looking at above is our Luxury Bar Stool. It comes with both a black and white cushion to suit your decor. Pictured below is our white Luxury Bar Stool

White Bar Stool

Our Luxury Bar Stool is offered for a great price of $129 + shipping.

For those that can fit a bigger and wider stool in their house and want some armrests, we also have these Shell Bar Stool’s to suit your needs.

Shell Bar Stool Black

Shell Bar Stool Black

The Shell Bar Stool, also available in White, has a large 52cm seat width with a sitting height of 60cm to 81cm. Perfect for kitchen benches to bar top bench heights. A cushy 43cm of seat depth also allows the user to sit back and relax in the soft cushion.

How much for this Shell Bar Stool? We guarantee the lowest prices in Australia and have priced them at $149. Be quick!

Holy Toledo Industrial Stool!

We welcome some additions from the Toledo Metal Furniture Company to our Industrial Range and our store.

Toledo Adjustable Height Industrial Stool

Toledo Adjustable Height Industrial Stool

What was eventually incorporated as the Toledo Metal Furniture Comapny, started out as the humble Uhl’s Cycle Emporium in Toledo Ohio in 1898. The Uhl brothers founded the company on $85, producing bicycle parts for their local area.

As the popularity of bicycles decreased with the introduction of the Automobile, the Uhl’s shifted their company focus to manufacturing ice cream parlour furniture. By 1920, capital stock reached upwards of $300,000 and there were over 150 employees in the company. With this growth, their range also had increased to include office and classroom furniture.

We are happy to have the Toledo Industrial Stool also known as the Draftsmen stool in our store. We have it in 2 colourways seen below.

Toledo Stool Black

Toledo Industrial Stool in Black

Toledo Industrial Stool in White

Toledo Industrial Stool in White

These 2 additions to our store expand on our Industrial bar stool range that have been extremely popular in the last few months. They have a swivel seat and are height adjustable from 65cm – 77 cm high, and the backrest is also height adjustable. Visit our store to see more: http://www.stoolsandchairs.com.au 

New: Industrial Stools

We are very excited to extend our industrial furniture range to include our new Industrial Bar stools. These bar stools mix iron with recycled elm timber to create a perfect industrial piece that looks great in all situations. And priced at only $189, it’s great value for a great piece of furniture. Have a look below. We have 2 colours available, Industrial Black and Rustic White.

These industrial stools are adjustable from 63cm to 80cm. So whether you are using them for kitchen stools and kitchen benches, to bar tables, they adjust to the perfect height to suit your table or bench.

Industrial Iron Stools in a Modern Kitchen

Industrial Iron Stools in a Modern Kitchen

Industrial Bar Stool in Rustic White

Industrial Bar Stool in Rustic White

 

Replica Eames DCW (Dining Chair Wood) Now in Stock at $189 Each!!

WOW! We’ve found the lowest priced Replica Eames DCW in Australia! It was in stock now, available in 3 colours and priced at a low $189.

Take a look at the colours we have below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! I’ve even replaced my office chair with the Natural Oak because it is just so comfortable to sit on!

Replica Eames DCW in Natural Oak

Replica Eames DCW in Natural Oak

Replica Eames DCW in Walnut

Replica Eames DCW in Walnut

Replica Eames DCW in White with visible Grain

Replica Eames DCW in White with visible Grain

Our Replica Eames DCW has a slight variation to the chair. We have included 3 rubber stopper joints from the spine of the seat to the back rest. This has the benefit of added stability and reinforces the strength of the joint.

Triple Joint Strengthening the Connection

Triple Joint Strengthening the Connection

NEW NEW! Santiago Lounge Chair and Ottoman Stool Set

We have welcomed a new product into our Stools & Chairs store! It is our first foray into a lounge chair / chaise and we are super excited about releasing it. Nothing more relaxing after a hard day at work to put up your feet and relax to your favourite tunes or show on the box. This Lounge Chair is made from a commercial grade chrome steel frame, and covered in a comfortable leather look and feel synthetic leather. The whole package comes at a very low $399, but now on special for a week for $299. That’s $100 off! Buy now!

White Santiago Chair and Ottoman

White Santiago Chair and Ottoman

Black Santiago Chair and Ottoman

Black Santiago Chair and Ottoman

Comparing Provincial Furniture

So last week we had introduced some new colours to an old favourite product, the Provincial Breakfast Stools. Firstly, I’d like to add that we have a new addition to the family, which comes in the colour White! Our breakfast stools have been very popular and we have had a lot of requests to get these stools in other colours so here it is!

White Provincial Breakfast Stool

White Provincial Breakfast Stool

Now to the main point of this post, I’d like to show you the differences in our stools and some of our competitors on the markets. Especially when it comes to the coloured stools. Our natural and brown stools are made from a  hardwood oak. Our black and white stools are made from birch wood. The reason behind this is due to the nature and physical appearance of each wood.

Oak is a beautiful hardwood, with a strong underlying grain. This is a majority of its appeal, and for naturally stained or brown stained stools, we want to show this off. Birch is also a hardwood and is closely related to the Oak family. Birch is finer grained and paler in colour, and as such, takes colour paint a lot better than other woods (trust me, we experimented with different woods!). With birch, the paint settles smoothly and evenly with little interference with the paint itself.

Onward to staining/colouring. I’ve included a picture of a close up of joints of a stool. When the product is sprayed with the colour, you have an uneven finish around the joints. This is because the colour cannot get into all the small joints of the stool. Alternatively, you can stain every piece of wood involved in the process. This takes a lot longer as staining and drying time is required, although you are left with a far more even stain, and a better looking product overall.

Stain vs Spray On Colour

Note the difference in a Stain (bottom) and a spray on colour (top)

Also, as you may recall in my last post, I talked about the rustic finish and patina of certain provincial products that is quite a desired look. Our rattan seating has been treated and brushed with a black finish to emulate this look instead of the synthetic look you get from a clean finished rattan seat top. I hope the photo below can illustrate the differences.

Breakfast Stools Patina

Stools & Chairs Provincial Breakfast Stools are finished with a black wash on the rattan seat giving it the aged look

Bentwoods. The Bad and the Good

The original Bentwood chair was designed by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet (often mispronounced Tho-Nay, the name should be pronounced Tone-et). The Bentwood chair is an elegant and simple design which is made through revolutionary steam bending technology that Thonet mastered. The curved backrest and support is made by heating the timber to 100 degrees Celsius, pressing them into curved cast iron moulds, and then drying them at 70 degrees for a further 20 hours. This results in a very strong, but light piece of timber left for the chair.

Below are some photos of other “Bentwood” Chairs. The first one has been made in China. Some Chinese manufacturers have been manufacturing copies of the Bentwood chair by bending a thicker plywood instead of the traditional steam and mould method. This results in a quicker production time, but other elements of the chair are compromised. The thick nature of the timber takes away its elegant style, and a less than ideal O-ring support for the legs is used.

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The image on the right is another example of a cheaply made replica. Even though the bentwood looks slightly more genuine, the leg support still shows the inferior O-ring used, and thicker legs.

Stools & Chairs’ replica of Thonet’s Bentwood Chair is guaranteed to be true to the original. It was been manufactured in Europe with all the same methods that was originally used and this is reflected in the finished product. Our Bentwoods are lightweight, elegant and strong. Get yours now for under $175 each, guaranteed to be the cheapest in Australia for the quality, with a 12 month warranty.

SC BentwoodWebmaster,
Brian