If you want to create a feeling of the long-gone times (well just about a hundred, hundred fifty years back) when the gold rush, open land rush, and the mysteries of the West in the newly discovered North America have drawn folks from the Eastern States, and Europe, toward the Wild West, then equipping your kitchen bar, or your Wild-West style saloon, that is, bar, makes a lot of sense!
And a set of western bar stools will play a significant role in creating that atmosphere. Back then hundred and more years back, the steel industry was just starting out, and when you were to acuire, or, often, make yourself, a nice stool to sit on, you’d just have to use the wood that you can get a hold of, and maybe some leather made from an animal that you shot down to get yourself some meat to eat.
When you’ve made yourself a set of such western bar stools, you could now enjoy them on your own, or with your wife, or with a bunch of cowboy friends. You’d grab yourself a beer after a long day in the wilderness, working in a gold mine, tending the flock of cows, building a house, or whatever your job was in that western town.
Yes, you can recreate that feeling in your home by getting yourself a set of western bar stools. Or you can complete your western-style bar by acquiring a set of such rustic pub bar stools. There are a few differnt kinds you can choose from, but regardless which one you choose, you can rest assured that these will be some unique bar stools! We’ll look here at a few types of western bar stools, Saddle bar stools, and Cowhide bar stools.
Saddle bar stools
Saddle bar stools are, in good old cowboy tradition, made of wood. They normally have four legs and the wooden bars connecting the legs for sturdiness. You will sometimes find the saddle bar stools with a round sitting area, but often they will be shaped in a shape of a rectangle. That rectangle, often, will be bent downwards along the longer side, so you will have a nice support for your rear end that way. You will be able to sit facing perpendicular to the longer axis of the rectangle, or you will be able to sit facing parallel with the longer axis, as if you were riding a hourse. If you like that position, you might be better off just getting a set of cowhide bar stools instead, see below. Or you could get a leather finish seat for extra comfort. To see some saddle bar stools in different colors and finishes, such as black, off white, natural wood, leather, check out this link.
Cowhide bar stools
Cowhide is a natural cow leather which has not been treated by bleach, but has rather just been used as such. You will get the feel of an animal that way when you go over it with your hand. You will feel the direction of the cow hair – you will fill the mild sting when stroking the leather against the direction of the hair. Cowhide bar stools sometimes are made of natural oak wood, bent as it is found in nature, and the bar stool sculpted along the lines of the natural oak branches. This gives a chair a special, rustic look.
A great example of such western bar stools, cowhide style, are these saddle stools, made of oak seat and hickory branches for legs. Check out their natural look and feel here.