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ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 13:16:31

Hi,
We are looking for 2 stools for our breakfast bar/island and had initially been looking for something with a back rest and a wide base as I know the 3 and 6 yr olds will sit there a lot. I cannot find anything I like at all which fits the bill and the only stools we agree on are backless wooden stools. Kids are pretty good generally but can be quite wriggly like most kids their age. Would you go for it or keep hunting for something safer, I can't bring myself to go for something I hate (e.g. Chrome round base, pleather seat etc)
Am I being precious?
Thanks in advance

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 14:39:35

I would probably keep looking for something with a backrest - but DD has coordination issues so that may influence me.

How about something like this?

If you post a link to the one you like (the backless wooden ones) that would help with ideas.

geekaMaxima Wed 08-Feb-17 15:18:43

I guess you've already seen and ruled out something like these?
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/chairs-stools-benches/cafe-bar-chairs/ingolf-bar-stool-with-backrest-antique-stain-art-00217801/
http://www.topfurniture.co.uk/p/bar-stools/billy-grey-painted-bar-stool-with-solid-oak-seat.html

What style are you looking for, exactly?

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 17:07:46

Sorry yes should have put a link. Hope this works! Here are a couple we like, a similar style with a back just looks odd so I am going to have to forget that look completely I think.

www.cultfurniture.com/furniture-c10/stools-c8/shoreditch-metal-bar-stool-gunmetal-75cm-p2815

www.cultfurniture.com/furniture-c10/stools-c8/brixton-stool-black-74cm-p4660

Actually those Drift ones you linked to, minipie we have looked at in a different colour way. Will revisit those.

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 17:08:36

I'' also worried they'll tilt back on them...

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 17:23:54

Hmm, yes I can see why you like those they're nice!

these are similar but with a backrest?

I think tilting is a danger unless you go for the round chrome base ones but that's a very different look. You'd have to watch the 3 year old probably...

NapQueen Wed 08-Feb-17 17:26:23

www.atlanticshopping.co.uk/bar-stools/coast-stool.html?utm_source=gbase&utm_medium=se&utm_campaign=gb&utm_term=%7Bkeyword%7D&origin=%7Badtype%7D&LGWCODE=15218;19372;5285&gclid=CICzjMeCgdICFW6x7QodCAMHBw

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 17:28:29

Nice minipie! Although there's a big gap between the seat and the backrest I wonder if they'd slip through there anyway!

Not keen on those Atlantic ones sorry napqueen thanks though!

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 17:30:07

Actually I think the ones you linked to aren't too bad as they do at least have a shaped seat rather than a completely flat (slippery) seat

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 17:30:41

Like these too but back rest seems a waste of time! www.swooneditions.com/granary-mango-wood-iron-contemporary-stool?utm_medium=sem&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adwords+shopping&utm_term=granarystoolmangoiron

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 17:52:54

yes!

these?? but again a bit of a token backrest

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 18:06:24

They're lovely but I think the back would give a false sense of security and even I might forget it's not a proper rest and lean back!

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 18:09:17

Yes agreed!

Tedsterteddington Wed 08-Feb-17 19:09:34

I have these, they're great!
www.atlanticshopping.co.uk/bar-stools/drift-oak-and-white-bar-stool.html

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 19:15:17

tedster that's the colour way we like. Are the nice and study and do your dc use them?

Gooseygoosey12345 Wed 08-Feb-17 19:24:12

Look on Dwells website. They have some that have a thing round the back, not a whole back rest, kind of hard to explain but you'll see them on there

BBCK Wed 08-Feb-17 19:28:35

Try John Lewis Xavier with 4 legs not gas-lift. Bought them recently and they are so comfortable as well as sturdy and stylish. Not cheap mind; I could only afford 2, am saving up for the others.

geekaMaxima Wed 08-Feb-17 19:29:07

Slightly quirkier aesthetic on these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/0bs/CLP-Bar-LINCOLN-comfortable-backrest-footrest-colours/B01E0MEGS0?th=1

NinkyNonky Wed 08-Feb-17 19:35:07

We have school science lab bar stools which are backless. Our 3 year old manages them with no problem. She's actually worse on something with a back as she will lean on it so there's much more chance of it toppling over!

taketwofluffykittens Wed 08-Feb-17 19:43:22

I really wanted these but they were too pricey and the wrong height. Very comfy though.
https://www.heals.com/masters-large-stool.html?gclid=CjwKEAiAoOvEBRDD25uyu9Lg9ycSJAD0cnByjzMX5mgrEElvdLxTsyX6cRXtxrHcQyQJsuL6JTdOphoCItPw_wcB

ilovetosleep Wed 08-Feb-17 20:02:07

I love those Kartell ones too, had my eye on them but far too £££! Not so keen on any of the others though I'm afraid, I think it's between the Atlantic drift or the ones I liked in the first place...

Tedsterteddington Thu 09-Feb-17 11:24:53

We have 3 children who all use them, they are impressively sturdy and well made. Easy to clean too! Highly recommend them. We had to wait a few weeks for stock but well worth the wait.

Tedsterteddington Thu 09-Feb-17 11:27:07

Must add that we got these to replace shiny bar stools with a round metal base, they were a nightmare to keep clean with children!

langlandgirl Sat 11-Feb-17 17:43:25

this orthis Friends have drift and they are very comfy but i did not think about the safety side of things as my daughter is older. I assume you've ruled out the toil style ones with back rest and the wishbone ones on cult furniture?

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