When you are looking for a saddle bar stools or saddle counter stools as your kitchen bar stools, or if you own a Western-style restaurant or bar and would like to recreate the feeling of the bygone era of the Wild West, there is one thing you can do to get into this feel – get a set of western bar stools, and in particular saddle bar stools.
Have you ever ridden a horse? When you sit on a saddle seat bar stool, you get back the feeling of being in the saddle. And this adds to the illusion of the grand old Wild West times. We will explore here three types of a western bar or counter stools which will suit several different tastes and occasions. We’ll talk about modern bar stool, round saddle stool, and cowhide seat western saddle bar/counter stool.
What all these saddle bar stools target have in common is that they are made of wood. Back in the times of Wild West, metal was not as prevalent as it is today. And the Cowboys had to make do with the materials that were more readily accessible, in particular wood. So the cowboys had to master the art of woodworking to create these stools. The other materials the cowboys had available were natural leathers, either coming from caught wild animals, but more commonly from the cows that were slaughtered for their meat.
Another thing these western saddle bar stools or counter stools have in common is that, just like the horse saddles, they never feature a backrest or the armrests. Modern style rectangular saddle bar stool is the best fit for any room. When you would like to establish that Wild West cowboy feels in your home, but you have modern style kitchen furniture and fixtures, then you should consider modern style saddle counter stools. They will still be made of wood.
Some modern style cowboy bar stools have their seat shaped in a downward curve, resembling the curvature of the saddle. Despite the rectangular shape of the “floor plan” of the seat, you will be able to sit on the chair looking forward, as if riding, and straddling the chair with your legs, or you will be able to sit sideways, with your legs together, and your behind safely seated in the curve of the saddle seat. Others have their “saddle” made of straight, flat wood, which might be a type of seat you are more used to.