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How do I Choose the Best Teak Bar Stool?

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Choosing the best teak bar stool depends on the look you want. Many teak bar stools are very rustic looking and are suitable for outside bars used for outdoor entertaining. Some teak bar stools are more polished and modern looking and these work well with contemporary decors in indoor bar areas. A teak bar stool may have a back or it may be backless, so this is another style consideration when selecting bar stools made from teak wood.

If you're going to be using the bar stool daily, such as at a breakfast bar counter, you may find the teak bar stools with backs the most comfortable. Elegant indoor teak bar stools may have a curved backrest accented with stainless steel or wrought iron. The bottom leg brace of these stools may also be made of metal. Most types of teak bar stools don't have seats that swivel or turn, so if you're looking for a seat that turns around, a teak bar stool may not be the best choice. An elegant style of teak bar stool may have legs that look like two hollow rectangles with a seat that may be round and polished, while natural looking teak bar stools may have thick, post-like legs and a seat that is a crosscut section of a wooden stump.

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For backyard entertaining, a rustic looking teak bar stool may be the best choice. These types of bar stools not only tend to fit in with tropical or other outdoor settings, but are made so that scratches or dents only add to the rustic charm. When entertaining outdoors around a pool or other activity area such as a basketball hoop, furniture made to handle outdoor living is a must and rustic teak tends to stand up well in these settings.

For a smaller, more urban outdoor area such as the balcony of a city apartment building, a sleeker more modern style of teak bar stool would be a good choice. A teak patio table big enough for two bar stools should fit even the smallest balcony, while larger patios may fit bar stools plus a teak bar as well. Teak bars usually have a raised counter area so that teak bar stools can fit underneath. The inside portion of the bar may have a built-in ice bucket on one side and work space on the other plus various drawers and shelves.

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