My deep scooped wood seat causes you to sit differently than on the standard flat wood barstool seat which creates pressure on our sit bones, a prime cause of back trouble. On a flat surface we need to slouch to lessen the pressure on those bones, yet slouching on a scooped seat causes sliding forward. The scooped seat encourages and reminds us to use an erect sitting posture.
The default footrest wood is Bubinga, a very hard, durable and intense wood from Africa. Bubinga has a very open grain texture, similar to oak. Unlike a finer textured wood such as Cherry or Maple, Bubinga holds up to everyday abuse as well as being beautiful. I like Bubinga footrests but you may order the footrest in any of our other woods.
The Seat tenon wedges are Walnut by default. We should communicate if you want a different wedge wood.
We measure our barstool seat heights to the top edge of the side of the seat. Measuring to the rounded front edge or attempting to calculate the scoop can confuse us all, so I use the most explicit point.
We offer our Barstools and Barchairs up to 36" height, in 1" increments. Barstool/Barchair height should be 10-11" less than the top of the counter, in other words a 26" Barstool works well with a 36" counter. Measuring the actual counter is the safest way to proceed because of the wide variations. Make note of the barstools around you and measure what feels comfortable. many people like to lean their elbows onto the counter or lay out reading material closer in which case consider the 10" range.
If you are unsure please contact us and we are happy to help.