The search continues.

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The search for appropriate height bar chairs goes on.

And on.

And on……

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After 4 more stores  we found one.

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The husband gave it  a test drive and was less than thrilled, with the design and the comfort level, but at that point we were ready to settle. Problem was that chair was the only one….  in the entire store. None in the back. None at the factory.

But this?

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This you could buy 5 times over.

Wow.

The 70’s are calling…. they want their velvet back.

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We found this chair at the next store. It was the right height, but had a tiny seat that was surely designed by the Marquis de Sade.

At the 6th store we visited that day, when we despaired of ever finding anything… we sucked it up and realized we’d have to pay a small fortune and go custom.

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Working with a salesman, we chose this.

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I won’t tell you what they cost per, but trust me….. it was enough to make you catch your breath.

So just when we were ready to pluck down a massive down payment to get the ball rolling, we were told that due to the pandemic….. the wait time on production was 12 plus weeks.

We’d have to wait 3 months to sit at our bar? Damn.

I didn’t like it…. but I liked the swivel, large seated, comfortable, attractive option so I was willing.

Husband on the other hand, was not.

The search continues.

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24 thoughts on “The search continues.”

  1. When we were looking for the same thing, we had a difficult time finding the right height within our budget. We finally found directors chairs (canvas seats, dark wood) that were different, comfortable, washable, and the right height, We needed two. They had two. And they were on closeout. 18 years later they still look great, show little to no wear, and are still comfortable. We found them at Pier One. The Gods smiled on us that day!

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  2. We have a tall stool I bought my wife at a craft shop. It’s a plain tall stool, onto which someone mounted a “mate” chair from a set of captains/mates chairs. They had painted the chair portion with a design. They mounted it on a swivel plate, after removing the legs.

    Nice DIY winter project ???

    Sorry.

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  3. New England style is not designed for comfort … it is designed for utility. Even when the distaff makes a chair pad in a concession to comfort, there is a rule that the pad can be no thicker than 1/16″ and must slide off the chair when you sit on it.

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  4. I went on a similar protracted quest when we remodeled our kitchen and had a sudden need for bar-height chairs. I’m going to strongly suggest you get ones with arm rests. I spend a LOT of time in these chairs (like right now, for instance) and a chair with arms makes such a difference. Good luck – I know what a pain it can be to find just the right thing. (Incidentally, our bar-height chairs involved a tiny compromise, too. We wanted leather seats and backs but couldn’t find ones that had that plus everything else we were looking for, too, so we bought these, which are faux leather. They looked decent enough, but sure enough, years later the fabric is starting to wear. So guess what I get to do this summer (when I have more time)… that’s right, start a new search – one for someone who can reupholster them with real leather. IF such a person exists. It’ll probably cost more than if I just bought new chairs. Ah, the joys of homeownership…

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