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Discover the Ultimate in Durability: Welded Stools from Barstool Comforts

A sturdy frame is crucial for a comfortable and safe stool. In the market, you’ll find two main types of metal frames – welded and screwed.

At Barstool Comforts, virtually all of our metal frame stools have welded frames. In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of welded frames over screwed frames.


Welding joins metals at the molecular level, creating a single piece of metal that is strong and durable. With a welded stool, you’re not sitting on an assembly of legs, footrest, and supports, but on one solid piece of metal from seat to floor.

No Sharp Edges

Screws can work their way out of a stool over time, exposing sharp or snag-producing edges. Welded stools, on the other hand, have no screws or fasteners, which eliminates the risk of sharp edges.


Welded stools are more durable than screwed stools, as they can withstand twisting, torquing, pulling, dragging, and even occasional knocks and dings without loosening or collapsing.

Better and Longer-Lasting Finish

Welded stools allow for a better powder-coated metal finish, as they have no holes or fasteners on their surfaces. Screw holes, on the other hand, can allow moisture and dirt to enter the stool’s metal work, leading to chipping and wear.

Here are four of our best-selling stools that are fully welded at the joints.

Amisco's Ronny Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool in 56 Titanium metal finish and off-white vinyl
Holland Bar Stool's Catalina #820 Swivel Barstool with Back, in Stainless Steel metal finish and Gray fabric
Holland's Jackie Big and Tall Swivel Bar Stool with Horizontal Slats on Back in Nickel Metal Finish and Graph Tidal teal fabric seat cushion

Discover the Benefits of Investing in Custom Steel Stools

Custom bar stools offer a unique opportunity to tailor your seating to your exact preferences. Unlike off-the-rack stools, custom stools allow you to specify multiple aspects of the design during the ordering process, ensuring a perfect fit for your needs.

From seat height and type to upholstery and armrests, custom stools provide a wide range of options for a fully personalized experience.

By selecting these features, you can create a custom stool that matches your decor and lifestyle, while providing the ultimate in comfort and functionality.

Superior Build Quality

Custom steel stools are built to order, ensuring a superior build quality over off-the-rack stools. Fully welded frames make them more durable and long-lasting, while also providing a sleek and modern aesthetic. You can also select the best quality fabrics and vinyls to ensure a comfortable and stylish seating experience.

High-Quality Components

Custom steel stools typically come equipped with high-quality swivel plates, such as those from Trendler, one of the best on the market. These stools also feature nylon caps on the bottoms of the feet to protect your floors, with the option to add felt pads for additional protection.

Long-Term Savings

While custom steel stools may require a higher upfront investment, they ultimately save you money in the long run due to their superior durability and longevity. Investing in custom steel stools means you won’t have to replace your seating as frequently, making them a smart and cost-effective choice.

Easy Assembly

Assembly is a breeze with custom steel stools thanks to their welded frames. Simply connect the seat to the base using four screws, saving you time and frustration compared to stools held together by screws.

Extend the Life of Your Stool

Custom steel stools are built to last, but there are several things you can do to extend the life of your stool even further.

Reupholster Your Stool to Give It a New Look

One of the benefits of a custom stool is that you can choose the upholstery.

But if you want to change the color of the seat later on, you don’t have to replace the entire stool. Simply unscrew the four bolts underneath the seat, and the seat pad will come off.

You can then reupholster the seat and screw it back onto the base. It’s a quick and easy process that will make your stool look fresh and new again. Or, you can simply purchase a new seat cushion from us.

Adjust the Height of Your Stool with a New Base

If you move to a new home with a different counter height, you don’t have to say goodbye to your beloved stool. Instead, you can purchase a new base that’s taller or shorter to match your new countertop. This is a much better option than throwing away a stool that you love.

Convert Your Swivel Stool to a Fixed-Seat Stool

If you prefer a fixed-seat stool instead of a swivel stool, you can convert your existing stool by installing a screw underneath the seat. This will prevent the stool from swiveling, and the instructions for doing this can be found on our blog here.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about our stools, how they’re made, or what makes them the best around, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We love talking about stools and are happy to provide you with more information.

Posted by Deborah

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Deborah has spent over 20 years as a design professional helping others create the kitchen of their dreams. She's drawn to modern kitchens, colorful interiors, and living comfortably.