If you are still unsure whether our barstool is the right choice for you and your home, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below. 

We hope those will answer some of your concerns, and should you like to know more, please contact us.


Are wooden barstools comfortable?


The comfort level of wooden barstools can vary depending on a few factors, such as the design of the stool, the quality of the materials used, and the user's preferences.

Generally speaking, wooden barstools can be comfortable if they are designed with ergonomics in mind. This means that they have a comfortable seat that provides proper support for the back and that the stool height is appropriate for the height of the bar or counter. Additionally, the type of wood used in the stool can affect its comfort, as some types of wood are softer or more flexible than others.

Close up image of Martelo and Mo barstool's carved seat

Conti Wooden Stool 68cm, Martelo and Mo

Some people may find wooden barstools less comfortable than other types, such as those made with upholstered seats or padded cushions. This is because wooden stools may provide less cushioning or support for the user's body.

Ultimately, whether or not a wooden barstool is comfortable will depend on the individual user's preferences and needs. For example, try out a few different types of barstools before purchasing to determine which type of stool is most comfortable for you.


Are wooden barstools good quality?


The quality of wooden barstools can vary depending on several factors, including the type of wood used, the stool's design and construction, and the manufacturer's craftsmanship.

Generally speaking, high-quality wooden barstools are made with durable, solid wood carefully selected for its strength and aesthetic qualities. The stool should be designed with a sturdy frame and reinforced joints to ensure that it can withstand regular use and support the user's weight.


Close-up image of the see-through tenon joinery, Conti Wooden Barstool 68cm by Martelo and Mo.


Additionally, the finishing of the stool is an essential consideration for quality. A high-quality wooden barstool will have a smooth and consistent finish highlighting the wood's natural beauty while protecting it from wear and tear.
It is important to note that not all wooden barstools are of equal quality, and some lower-priced options may be made with cheaper materials or have less attention to detail in their construction. Therefore, when considering purchasing a wooden barstool, it is vital to research the brand and read reviews from other customers to ensure you get a high-quality product that meets your needs and preferences.


What hardwood is best for wooden barstools? 


At Martelo and Mo, we mainly work with Ash, Maple, Oak and Walnut; however, several types of hardwood are commonly used for making high-quality barstools. The best hardwood for barstools depends on the specific needs and preferences of the user, as well as the overall style and design of the stool.
Some popular hardwoods used for barstools include:
  1. Oak is popular for barstools due to its strength and durability, and it is also known for its distinctive grain pattern and can be finished in various colours to match different styles and décor.
  2. Maple wood is known for its light colour and fine, even grain pattern, and is also solid and durable, making it a good choice for barstools that will see regular use.
  3. Walnut wood is known for its dark, rich colour and striking grain pattern and is a durable hardwood prized for its beauty and elegance.

Ultimately, the best hardwood for a barstool will depend on your personal preferences and needs, as well as the overall design and style of the stool. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a hardwood that is strong, durable, and can withstand regular use while also matching the desired aesthetic of the barstool.


Can your wooden barstools be customised?


Yes, our Conti wooden barstools can be customised to meet the specific needs and preferences of our customers. Customisation can include changes to the design, size, finish, and materials used in the construction of your barstool.

Customised wooden barstools can be a great way to add a personal touch to your home or business and ensure you get a high-quality stool that meets your specific requirements. However, remember that customisation may come at an additional cost and require an extra lead time.

An example of customised Low Conti Stool in Ash made with a slightly taller seat height.

Here's an example of our Low Conti Stool in Ash we made with a slightly taller seat height.

At Martelo and Mo, we offer customisation and allow our customers to create a unique barstool to their preferences and needs. 


How tall is a vanity stool?

Our Low Conti Wooden Stool is 45 cm tall.

A vanity stool typically ranges between 40 to 56 centimetres (16 to 22 inches). However, it's important to note that the height may vary depending on the design and style of the stool and the height of the vanity or table it will be used with.
Generally, a vanity stool should be low enough to fit comfortably under the vanity or table and allow the user to sit comfortably while doing their hair or makeup. It's a good idea to measure the height of your vanity or table before purchasing a vanity stool to ensure that it will be a comfortable and practical height for your needs.


How do I choose the right height for a bar stool?

Choosing the right height for a bar stool is essential to ensure it is comfortable and functional. Here are some steps to help you choose the right height for a bar stool:
  1. Measure the height of your bar or counter from the floor to the top surface. This measurement will help you determine the appropriate height for your bar stool.
  2. Determine the appropriate seat height. The seat height of your bar stool should be such that you can comfortably reach the bar or counter surface without straining. A general rule of thumb is to leave a 25 - 30cm (10-12 inch) gap between the top of the bar or counter and the bar stool's seat.
  3. Once you have determined the appropriate seat height, choose a bar stool that matches that height. Standard bar stools are usually available in two sizes: counter height 60-68cm (24-26 inches) and bar height 70-80cm (28-30 inches).
  4. Other factors to consider when choosing the height of your bar stool include the user's height, the bar or counter's style, and the stool's intended use. For example, if you have a tall bar or counter and the stool is designed for a home bar or kitchen island, choose a taller bar stool to ensure it is comfortable and functional.
Oak kitchen island and Conti Oak wooden bar stools by Martelo and Mo

Bespoke High Table and Conti Wooden Barstools 68cm by Martelo and Mo.

By following these steps, you can choose the right height for your bar stool and ensure that it is comfortable and functional for your needs.


What is the weight limit for a wooden barstool? 


The weight limit for a wooden barstool can vary depending on its design, construction, and materials. It is essential to note that the weight limit of a wooden barstool can also be influenced by factors such as the design of the stool, the quality of materials used in its construction, and the level of care and maintenance it receives.


Our wooden stools are designed to support an average adult's weight, typically between 68-113 kg (150-250 pounds).


Can your wooden stools be used outside?

Our wooden stools are designed for indoor use only. 


Does the wooden barstool come assembled?

Yes, our stools come fully assembled.


What is a vanity stool?

A vanity stool is a small seat designed for a vanity table or mirror. It is typically used while applying makeup, doing hair, or getting ready for the day. Vanity stools are often smaller than regular chairs or stools and may feature a cushioned seat and backrest for comfort.

Vanity stools come in various styles and designs to complement different vanity tables and home decor styles. They are a functional and stylish addition to a bedroom or dressing area.