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17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools

17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools

A curated list of the best wooden bar stools and kitchen bar stools, featuring the best modern stools with wood legs, industrial style wood bar stools, and rustic wood counter stools — plus affordable options for on a budget shopping.

We were surprised with the sheer variety of bar stools on the market today. Perhaps not shocking to you if you’ve been actively searching for the perfect bar stool for the past we few days, but we must have combed through over 300 stools, before finally considering and featuring the ones we did. Bar stools are a pretty straightforward product. There aren’t much functional aspects to look for, per se. We tended to prefer those that have a swivel mechanism and some degree of butt and back support, but left it open to you to decide whether or not you want a high or low back, arm rests, etc. Since this collection focuses on the classic wood bar stool aesthetic, the only constant variable is wood material. In this curated collection, you find a variety of wood stool designs, from minimalist and modern, to rustic and industrial. You’ll also find a number of wood finishes and makes that should give you a pretty good understanding of what’s currently on the market. If you find something you like, let us know by leaving a review and rating. It’ll help us out come our next list.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Made of natural hardwood, such as walnut, beech or oak wood (either in seat or frame).
+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Features a spindle (a.k.a. stretcher) for added support and optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Industrial look and feel, with raw, exposed brackets and/or unfinished wood aesthetic.
+ Rustic look and feel, with natural knot and grain wood texture.
+ Stands at 28 to 32 inches in height, optimal for kitchen counter or raised table heights.
+ Lightweight, portable design, between 8 and 15 pounds.
+ Multiple color options.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., when reviews available via company or seller website).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Faux or synthetic wood materials.
– Relatively high / low stools, over 40 inches and below 21 inches, respectively.
– Cheap construction, made with plastic frame and braces.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made of natural hardwood, such as walnut, beech or oak wood (either in seat or frame).
+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Features a spindle (a.k.a. stretcher) for added support and optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Industrial look and feel, with raw, exposed brackets and/or unfinished wood aesthetic.
+ Rustic look and feel, with natural knot and grain wood texture.
+ Stands at 28 to 32 inches in height, optimal for kitchen counter or raised table heights.
+ Lightweight, portable design, between 8 and 15 pounds.
+ Multiple color options.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design Bali Swivel Stool, 29-Inch, 2-Pack, Designed with Low Back and Crafted with Solid Walnut Hardwood.
By: Boraam

Editor's Note

Given the material quality (i.e., solid walnut hardwood), design features (e.g., simple, low back and swivel mechanism), and price, this bar stool pair ranks high on our list for the best wooden bar stools. The seat itself is designed with a subtle impression and contour, and utilizes a 360-degree swivel with a sturdy 6-inch steel ball bearing swivel plate. The walnut wood is also finished with a gloss to give it a more modern look and feel. These stools stand at 31 inches, so we recommend a 5 to 8 inch gap between the seat and table/counter surface.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Eames Style Bar Stool, Kitchen Counter Stool with Wooden Legs and ABS Seat, in White, 31 inches.
By: Costway

Details

Rustic Design, Reclaimed Wood, Stave Wine Barrel Counter Stool with Wood Seat, 24-Inch.
By: 2 Day Designs

Details

Modern, Grotto Style Bar Stool, Cherry Wood, in White and Dark Brown, 35.5 inches.
By: Lumisource

Details

Rustic, Industrial Design, Large Seat Gavin Barstool, Made with Chestnut Wood and Metal Frame, in Dark Brown, 30 inches.
By: BP Industries

Editor's Note

According to Google Trends, the “industrial” style bar stool is a rising design trend. If you’re looking for a balance between the industrial look and feel, and a more minimalist, modern aesthetic we recommend taking a look at this bar stool. The stool is designed with slim, tube-shaped iron legs, and the seat is made of a natural hardwood, with a dark brown finish. Overall, it’s a well reviewed piece, made by brand that focuses on industrial style decor and furniture.

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Continued, Part 2, 5 Favorites
17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools, Featuring The Best Swivel Bar Stools, Modern Wood Bar Stools & Industrial Style Wood & Metal Bar Stools.

Favorites

17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made of natural hardwood, such as walnut, beech or oak wood (either in seat or frame).
+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Features a spindle (a.k.a. stretcher) for added support and optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Industrial look and feel, with raw, exposed brackets and/or unfinished wood aesthetic.
+ Rustic look and feel, with natural knot and grain wood texture.
+ Stands at 28 to 32 inches in height, optimal for kitchen counter or raised table heights.
+ Lightweight, portable design, between 8 and 15 pounds.
+ Multiple color options.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Architectural Design Hourglass Wood Bar Stool, Walnut Wood, in White, 40 inches.
By: LexMod

Details

Handmade, Wood Bar Stool Seat with Metal Frame, Crafted of Oak-finish Suar Wood, 35 inches.
By: Deco 79

Details

Rustic, Industrial Style, Natural Wood Bar Stool Seat with Natural Wood Grain, and Adjustable Metal Frame, 31 inches.
By: Modern Home

Details

Contemporary Design, Rocco Folding Stool, Made of Genuine Solid Teak Wood, in Brown, 17 inches.
By: Bare Decor

Editor's Note

This piece made it into our best of ‘Favorites’ list for one primary reason: versatility. Both with respect to design and functionality, this bar stool receives high marks. In terms of the former, the design of this bar stool allows it to fit in with an interior and exterior/patio space; and in terms of functionality, this bar stool is lightweight, portable and can be folded up and stored away in a closet or against a wall. The stool is also made of genuine teak wood, which is naturally mildew, mold-resistant and slip resistant.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Piston Style Bar Stool Seat, with Low Back, 360 Degree Swivel, and Adjustable Height, Made of Chrome Frame, 31 inches.
By: LexMod

Editor's Note

LexMod is a popular and prolific modern furnishing house, offering a wide range of modern and minimalist design home and office decor and furniture. We tend to favor the minimalist / futuristic aesthetic…and this bar stool/chair is no exception. It’s made with a polished steel frame, features a 360 degree swivel and is height-adjustable using a hydraulic piston. It’s a high quality piece, at a relatively competitive price point. Full disclosure, we think it’s one of the best-looking pieces in the collection.

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Continued, Part 3, 5 Budget Picks
17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools, Featuring The Best Swivel Bar Stools, Modern Wood Bar Stools & Industrial Style Wood & Metal Bar Stools.

Budget Picks

17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made of natural hardwood, such as walnut, beech or oak wood (either in seat or frame).
+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Features a spindle (a.k.a. stretcher) for added support and optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Industrial look and feel, with raw, exposed brackets and/or unfinished wood aesthetic.
+ Rustic look and feel, with natural knot and grain wood texture.
+ Stands at 28 to 32 inches in height, optimal for kitchen counter or raised table heights.
+ Lightweight, portable design, between 8 and 15 pounds.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Rustic Style, Handcrafted Solid Pine Wood Bar Stool, Sanded Smooth, in Brown, 31 inches.
By: Rush Creek Creations

Details

Saddle Seat Bar Stool, Crafted of Solid Beechwood, in Black, 29 inches.
By: Winsome

Details

Simple Design Bar Stools, Natural Finish, Solid Wood Construction, 30 inches.
By: Winsome

Editor's Note

Sometimes you just want the classics…when it comes to wooden bar stools, this design should ring familiar. This bar stool pair is pretty much your classic pick. Made with solid wood and a natural finish, these bar stools are sturdy, simple and affordable. They can also fit into pretty much any interior aesthetic.

Details

Industrial, Minimalist Design, Wooden Bar Stool, Crafted with a Contoured Saddle Seat, Made of Solid Acacia Hardwood, in Dark Brown, 31 inches.
By: BirdRock Home

Details

Simple, Beveled Seat Kitchen Bar Stool, Made of Solid Natural Beechwood, in White, 24 inches.
By: Winsome

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Continued, Part 4, 2 Also Great
17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools, Featuring The Best Swivel Bar Stools, Modern Wood Bar Stools & Industrial Style Wood & Metal Bar Stools.

Also Great

17 Best Wooden Bar Stools – Natural, Rustic Wood Kitchen Bar Stools // These are a few more great options that follow the overall qualities we looked for. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made of natural hardwood, such as walnut, beech or oak wood (either in seat or frame).
+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Features a spindle (a.k.a. stretcher) for added support and optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Rustic look and feel, with natural knot and grain wood texture.
+ Stands at 28 to 32 inches in height, optimal for kitchen counter or raised table heights.
+ Lightweight, portable design, between 8 and 15 pounds.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design Bar Stool with Back, Made of Birch-Colored Plywood Seat and Chrome-plated Steel Base, 40 inches.
By: Baxton Studio

Details

Vintage Wood Bar Stool, Kitchen Counter Chair with Low Back, Crafted with Wood Frame, in Checkered Print, 29 inches.
By: Costway

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We're the Editors of Bestlyy. We're simple folk. We like products with qualities that matter. We also enjoy the occasional cup of coffee and have a rather certain affinity for dark chocolate.

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