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36 inch Bar Stools

What counter height is best for extra tall 36 inch bar stools? These are great choices for a 50″ tall bar (that’s 50 inches from floor to the bar counter). As a quick reminder, 45″ tall bars pair best with a 34″ seat height stool, and 42″ bars match with a 30″ seat height. These measurements are a rough guide to help you choose the right stool.

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What is a 36 inch extra tall bar stool? It’s a stool whose seat is 36 inches or 3 feet above the ground. It’s the highest stool you can get! You should know up front that because of its height, this is also the most unstable stool. Children and elderly people should take special care to prevent falls. As with any stool, you assume the risk and the manufacturer is free from liability.

If you prefer to sit a little higher or lower, depending on how tall you are, you might want to choose a height that’s different from the guidelines above. If you have any questions, please give us a call! We’d love to help you find a stool that’s a perfect fit.

Outdoor 36″ Stools for Pools and Patios

Many of these are weatherproofed so you can use them outdoors. They’re especially popular for pools and patios, where they help you keep an eye on kids, pets, or just the view!

Each has been tried for comfort and tested for durability before offering them to you.

How many stools can you fit in your room?

These tend to be hand-built because of their extra height. They usually have legs that angle to a wide base for better support and stability.

When you’re calculating how many stools you need, be sure to use the stool’s full width at the base of the legs.

Compared to standard bar stools, fewer 36″ stools will be able to fit in a given space.

How much room should you plan to leave between stools?

You’ll want to leave more room between your 36 inch stools with armrests. Remember that arms make the stool wider and can reduce the amount of space that people have to get in and out of the stool.

Twelve inches is a good gap between stools without arms and 18 inches is best for stools with arms.

Backless 36-inch Stools Can Be Unsafe

I don’t recommend an extra tall backless stool because without the back support it’s much easier to fall off—especially when a person’s been drinking!

Armrests Make Your Stool More Stable and Comfortable

I recommend adding armrests to your bar stools for both stability and ease of getting in and out of the seat. The armrests give you something to hold as you sit, and make it easier to turn and look around. They also give you something to grab onto as you climb in and out of the stool.

Steel Frames Are Best

When choosing 36 inch extra tall stools, I recommend a sturdy steel frame. Steel tends to stand up to everyday wear and tear and has the strength to support the bar stool’s extra height. All of our metal stools have strong steel frames, like these top quality stools from Holland.

I wouldn’t recommend a wood-frame stool with a seat higher than 30 inches. Wood doesn’t give the support that 36 inch bar stools need. It tends to expand and contract, which can loosen the fasteners that hold it together. Wooden footrests can also snap off when you use them to climb in or out of the stool.

A quick safety fix for extra tall bars—raise the floor!

If you have an extra tall bar but you don’t want your guests sitting in a 36 inch stool for safety reasons, try this: build a simple platform in front of the bar, ideally eight feet wide, and put shorter stools on the platform. I suggest a wide platform to eliminate any chance that a guest’s stool would slip off the edge of the platform.

Browse all of our 36 inch extra tall bar stools below. You’ll love the prices and great quality!

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  • Sale! Trica's Calvin Swivel Counter Stool in Seafoam Green Fabric and Brushed Steel Metal $450.00 $438.00 Trica

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  • Sale! Holland Bar Stool's Catalina #820 Swivel Barstool with Back, in Stainless Steel metal finish and Gray fabric $220.00 $199.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Catalina Big-And-Tall Swivel Barstool with Nickel Metal Finish and Blue Seat Vinyl $250.00 $239.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's #810 Contessa Swivel Barstool with Back in Nickel Metal Finish and Gray Seat Cushion $250.00 $209.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Contessa Big and Tall Swivel Bar Stool with Vertical Slats on Back in Anodized Nickel Metal Finish and Rein Bay Blue vinyl seat cushion $250.00 $239.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Grizzly Hardwood Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool in Dark Cherry, Maple wood finish, and Black vinyl seat and back $270.00 $245.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Grizzly Hardwood Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Turned Legs in Dark Cherry, Maple wood finish, and Black vinyl seat and back $270.00 $245.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Grizzly #840 Swivel Bar Stool with Back in Black vinyl and Black Metal Finish $240.00 $219.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Jackie #410 Swivel Bar Stool with Back in Anodized Nickel Metal Finish and Teal Seat Cushion $220.00 $199.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Jackie Big and Tall Swivel Bar Stool with Horizontal Slats on Back in Pewter Metal Finish and Canter Kiwi Green vinyl seat cushion $250.00 $239.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Grand Rapid's Melissa Anne Barstool with Ladder Back Design in Shiny Brown Metal Finish and Wood Seat $450.00 $409.00 Grand Rapids

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  • Sale! Melissa Anne Stool with Seat Cushion by Grand Rapids Chair Co. $500.00 $425.00 Grand Rapids

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  • Sale! Melissa Anne Swivel Stool with Seat Cushion by Grand Rapids Chair Co. $520.00 $499.00 Grand Rapids

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  • Sale! Holland's Misha #802 Backless Swivel Stool in Pewter Metal Finish and Gray Seat Cushion $200.00 $189.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Misha #x802 Big and Tall Backless Swivel Stool in Pewter Metal Finish and Gray Seat Cushion $250.00 $229.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Trica's Nicholas Swivel Bar Stool in Silver Metal Finish and Seaspray Green Upholstered Seat and Back $375.00 $352.00 Trica

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  • Sale! Holland's Round Cushion Backless Swivel Barstool with Smooth Legs in Dark Cherry Wood and Blue Seat Cushion $200.00 $189.00 Holland

    Round Cushion Domestic Hardwood Backless Swivel Stool with Smooth Legs

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  • Sale! Holland's Round Cushion Backless Swivel Barstool with Turned Legs in Maple Medium Wood Finish and Black Seat Cushion $200.00 $189.00 Holland

    Round Cushion Domestic Hardwood Backless Swivel Stool with Turned Legs

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  • Sale! Holland's Saddle Dish Round Backless Swivel Stool with Smooth Legs in Maple Medium Wood Finish $210.00 $192.00 Holland

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  • Sale! Holland's Saddle Dish Round Backless Swivel Stool with Turned Legs in Maple Medium Wood Finish $210.00 $192.00 Holland

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  • Sale! $250.00 $219.00 Holland

    Voltaire Swivel Stool #830

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  • Sale! Holland's #830 Voltaire XL Big and Tall Barstool with Back - In Bronze Metal Finish, Medium Maple Wood Back, and Brown Seat Cushion $275.00 $259.00 Holland

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