Rustic Log Bar Stools

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Chunky log bar stools are a strong accent feature in the interior. They complement rustic style homes well but can dominate the space and that's why should be handled with moderation. Here's a collection of rustic log bar stools for your inspiration.

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Traditional Cedar Log 24" Bar Stool (Set of 2)

Traditional Cedar Log 24" Bar Stool (Set of 2)

A set of two fancy bar stools that have a hand peeled construction. The base consists of four thick legs that provide stability. It also includes footrests. The seat doesn't have any cushions and is a little bit harsh for butts.

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Unique stool bar with swivel seat made of wood. Base is made of metal and reinforced with solid supports. Natural accent for kitchen, dining room, bar, restaurant and more.

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Log stools

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Rustic swivel bar stools

If you are looking for some rustic, rough furniture, this bar stool shall arouse your interest. The entire construction is made from logs, providing stability, as well as a unique, rocky mountain appeal.

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CASTLECREEK Log Bar Stool

This barstool has got an unfinished look and is perfect for country and rustic kitchen and dining room area. Everyone will tell you how beautiful this barstool looks in your home. You need to have it.

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Aspen Log Furniture sig-abs24 Long Log Bar Stool 24 in. Seat Height

This 24-Inch Seat Height Long Log Bar Stool is going to bring into your home truly woodland accents. Crafted of the finest aspen logs and strengthened with durable hardware, the stool is going to be a real hit during quality times with your friends.

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Breakfast bar shapes

This wooden bar stool would be a perfect breakfast proposition for your kitchen or dining area. The combination of wood and metal shall appeal to all rustic or industrial designs enthusiasts.

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Rush Creek Log Cabin Style Pub Chair

Rustic style adds coziness to any interior. Enhance your kitchen counter or any other leisure area with a nice cabin style bar stool crafted of rough, hand-peeled solid logs. Clear finish protects the wood and exposes its natural features.

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Montana Woodworks Montana Collection Barstool with Back and Swivel, Ergonomic Wooden Seat, Clear Lacquer Finish

This bar stool with back has got a swivel function, ergonomic seat, solid wood construction and clear lacquer finish. you will be impressed how amazing it looks in your dining area.

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Rustic Log Bar Stools

Buying Guide

Rustic log bar stools look straight out of old colonial taverns and grogshops. Minimalistic unsophisticated, these stools have an authentic charm about them that’s comforting and attractive. The best part is that these will fit right into your home or commercial space, irrespective of the décor theme and will even supplement your modern furniture pieces.

But buying log furniture is always rife with the risk of being fobbed off with cheap, weak, sapwood logs sourced from fast-growing timber trees. A few months of bumps and bruises and it will start to squeak and creak.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind when you go shopping for rustic log bar stools.

Before we get into the nitty-gritties of log furniture, let’s set the basics straight. What height is your bar counter?

Bar stools come in three standard sizes. There’s counter height stools which are 22-28” tall, there’s bar height stools which are 29-32” tall and there’s extra tall stools which can be up to 36” tall. If it’s a customized bar counter, then select the closest match.

A lot of homeowners measure the seat width to determine the number of stools that can be fit into the space. However, some bar stools have tapering designs and are wider near the footrest. Measure the stools at their widest point and add at least 6-inches to it. That’s the space you need to leave between each stool.

When you walk into a timber warehouse, the aroma that you can smell is released by natural toxins produced by the tree which resist pests and rot. The older the tree, the stronger the concentration of these toxins.

Also, heartwood or the portion of the wood that’s closest to the center of the tree produces the most toxins and hence is most durable.

Fast growing timber, on the other hand, have higher concentration of sapwood, which makes them more prone to rot. That translates into more frequent wood treatments.

The type of log you select will most likely be the ones that are locally available. That’s unless you are willing to spend freight charges and source exotic timber grown in another state or country.

Slow growing trees like Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Eastern White Cedar and Cypress produce the best quality heartwood logs with intensely packed growth rings. These are premium timber that offer excellent decay and pest resistance naturally. When treated, these are like a no-brainer solution for logs.

Having said that, not everybody is looking to spend a bomb for a set of four bar stools. Timber from fast-growing trees like Yellow Pine are cheaper and are a good alternative. With proper wood treatment, these can match the durability and pest resistance of premium timber.

Logs used for furniture were traditionally air dried for a year or two. But newer furniture pieces are made from kiln dried logs, a faster process that doesn’t compromise the structural integrity. This prevents the logs from shrinking and expanding with changing weather conditions.

Authentic rustic bar stools were backless and used disproportionate or crooked logs. It added to the whimsical, rustic charm. Modern reproductions offer a more finessed finish and often intersperse contemporary influences into the classic design. So, you can find a rustic bar stool with a backrest, an arm rest and even a swiveling base these days.

When buying rustic log bar stools, speak to the manufacturer about the timber, when the trees were felled and the drying process. Trees that are felled in winter have the lowest sap content. Other than this, check the joinery and the overall build quality.

If there’s cushioning (highly recommended lest you want a sore butt) check the type of fill and the fabric used for the upholstery. Faux leather is one of the best bets due to its reasonable pricing and resistance to liquids and stains.

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Three reclaimed teak wood rustic great for log cabin bar

... Three Reclaimed Teak Wood Rustic Great for Log Cabin Bar Stool

Log cabin bar stools

Unique bar stool in rustic style. Wooden base is reinforced with solid supports. Seat is upholstered with soft fabric and finished with animal theme. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

Cedar lake half log bar stool 1

Cedar Lake Half Log Bar Stool

Log barstools

Raw, but beautiful - wooden logs constructed bar stools allow you go rustic during your next kitchen remodelling. Exquisite handicraft make provides visual uniqueness; clear lacquer finish does not spoil the wood beauty.

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Eastern Red Cedar "wrap around" Log Bar with Black Ash t&g, log corners. Matching Bar Stools w/ swivels.

Viking Log Furniture NWS PBS Bar Stool 30 in. Saddle Seat with Back and Swivel in Clear

30'' wooden bar stool. This traditional and eye-catching bar stool will be a great addition to your bar, kitchen, or restaurant regardless of the decor. The stool is made with 3'' pine logs, has been covered with protective lacquer and features a full 360 degree swivel.

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This pair of rustic log bar stools constitutes a perfect proposition for one's shabby or rustic decor. They enchant with their distressed, pistachio green paint. Each of the stools features a backrest along with the armrests and footrests.

Log bar stool with arms 24 in counter height rustic

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Cedarlooks 010003B Bar Stool with Back

Unique bar stool made of raw wood. Massive base is reinforced with solid supports. Back consists of vertically arranged strips. Natural accent for each place according to taste and need.

Montana Woodworks Glacier Country Collection Barstool with Back and Swivel, Ergonomic Wooden Seat

Perfect for improving country décor, this wooden barstool is hand-crafted from American grown, genuine lodge pole pine, and finished in the Unique Glacier Country Collection Style stain and lacquer. The seat is contoured, and swivels 360 degrees.

Amish rustic aspen log bar stool 2

Amish Rustic Aspen Log Bar Stool

Log pub table and chairs

Stools are often made of wood, but not so often and clearly they remind you of the texture and structure of natural wood. This rustic log bar stool is a real treat for forest people. It will add a great contrast to the minimalist home.

Viking Log Furniture NWS PBS2 Bar Stool 24 in. Saddle Seat with Back and Swivel in Clear

This traditional bar stool has been made of durable 3'' pine logs and will greatly complement your apartment. The seat is durable and the back offers proper support. The stool features a full swivel and has a practical footrest.

Rustic log stools

This rustic bar stool is constructed of wood logs that provide a strong and durable structure. The stool includes thick legs with stretchers that holding a comfy, backless seat. The whole is embellished by a small buck antlers.