Rated 5 out of 5 by Root Great Find!
I love my new stool! It is perfect, just what I needed in the kitchen. I would recommend this product to everyone, love the old world design but think it would work with modern decor as well. So glad I found it in the catalog.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texan52 Love the Allen barstools.
They arrived assembled which was great. They are sturdy. I did stain the tops which brought out the beautiful wood. I would highly recommend these and would buy them again.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justmovedtovan Great quality, great look
These arrived assembled and in excellent condition. Both are exactly like the photo. They are very sturdy and the protective piece on the end works well on my new floors.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finney Allen stool g-r-e-a-t!!!
The two backless Allen stools we purchased for our kitchen island did not disappoint. The solid metal legs and web frame are beautifully welded and rest on sturdy rubber feet with no wobbling. The mango wood seat is delightfully finished with a well applied metal band around the edge secured with charming, old world fasteners. The screw lift makes it infinitely variable for all who sit under the counter. Finally, the metal is smoothly finished with a coat of rubbed bronze effect paint. We will enjoy these for many years to come!
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kashi Perfect stools for all heights
I have a growing family and these adjustable stools are perfect for accommodating our height preferences. They are sturdy and with their design, tip resistent. I was expecting to add padding to the legs of the stool, but was pleasantly surprised to find padding already in place.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IndustrialGuy Perfect adjustable stool
After reading previous good reviews written about the Allen Stool, I purchased 2 for a birthday gift. They are perfect for just about any area in the kitchen and / or bar. With easily adjustable height, they provide any member of the household with comfortable seating. I agree with previous comments concerning the dull finish on the wood, and may elect to refinish at a later date, but the birthday person likes the industrial look exactly the way it is.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momto4 Rustic Charm
I had searched for a long time for stools to complete our shaker style kitchen. We have an island made of antique pine, so wanted something that was rustic, and yet sturdy. These stools are perfect, and the adjustable height is really useful when smaller children visit and need the extra height. The stools are heavy enough to prevent easy tipping, and yet light enough to move without a problem. I was a bit concerned when some reviews had mentioned rough edges, but the 4 we received are perfect with just a little roughness to the wooden seats, which is no problem.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beach2Lake Great Stools
These stools are very sturdy and stylish. I love the industrial look! I had been looking around for these stools a few different places. These were definately much better than some of the other stools I saw. The only negative about them is the color of the wood. I was hoping they would have a warmer, slightly redder tone to them but they are more of a flat brown pecan color. I read that some people changed the color of the stain, but I'm hesitant to do that. So other than the color of the wood, the stools are perfect. They look great in my kitchen. I'm happy I bought them.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin Awesome styling
Although the stools have not been used yet, they seem sturdy, well made and beautiful to look at.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Numberfive Great design
Exactly what I wanted/expected. Great quality, comfortable and sturdy. Love them!
April 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by vicz cool style but uncomfortable
I love the cool style, but the seat was unbelievably hard. The foot rails seems an awkward position. Somewhat unsteady legs.
The packaging was very good. I had to send it back.
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by emptyhouse Easily broken
The stool looks great and feels sturdy but the adjustable screw was easily and quickly "stripped" and the stool just spun around and wasn't level. I ordered 4 and 2 broke within two months. I don't have children and the stools weren't used very often so this seems like a design flaw.
February 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Luckyduck Love these stools!
They arrived and were exactly as pictured online and are of good quality.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KTquad quality built and sturdy
After reading previous reviews on this product and comparing it to other "similar" stools offered on-line we decided to purchase two of these stools for our newly renovated kitchen with "eat in" kitchen island. I was pleasanly surprised when they arrived fully assembled and ready to place at the island. They were immediately put to great use as everyone decided that these were the best seats in the house even though I have cushioned chairs just beyond the kitchen island at our dining room table. They became so popular with everyone wanting to sit at the island that we recently purchased two more. I have owned these stools now for 5 months and they are holding up well with the daily use and are extremely well built and sturdy. I wish now we would have built a bigger island so that I could have a few more Allen stools!
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by clbt77 Couldn't be happier!
I purchased these stools before we moved into our new house and crossed my fingers that they would work out. Well, they look amazing! They are so stylish and sturdy...great for my 2 kids to climb on without worrying about them tipping over. I also love the feet on them on my hardwood (no worries about scratches). I also didn't realize how important it is to not have a back on my kitchen island stools....this way the backs don't get in the way when the stool is not in use. Very happy with this purchase!
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by klsdel LOVE them!
We ordered four of these to go at a kitchen island seating area. They are SO perfect in the space and they are comfortable as well. I love that my small daughter can adjust her seat so she can sit eye-level with her older brother. They are sturdy, well-made, solid stools. LOVE them!
February 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by happychef THE ALLEN STOOL
This stool is very well built, sturdy, functional, attractive and fits nicely under the counter when not in use - we are a bit short on space in the walking areas and it is wonderful.
The feature of seat adjustment is great -- if you are prepping food and using a knife it is advantageous to sit a bit higher. GREAT PRODUCT! :)
January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edythe delighted with our purchase
Perfect for our needs at a counter height kitchen island. The stool at it's lowest point suits counter height but doesn't go lower for use at a dining table. It is good as a range between counter and bar height.
It is sturdy, good looking with a flat finish to the wood. And it's not too heavy to move around the kitchen easily.
The simple lines of the design are visually "light" which works well in our small space rather than the chunky, wood, "heavy" looking stools which better suit a larger space. We are happy with 4 stools in a space that otherwise might have only worked with 3 'chunky' stools.
January 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rsprlp Nice looking, but wobbly
We have gotten quite a few compliments on these stools...before people sit in them. We are using them at bar height so have them as high as possible and the seats are wobbly. We ordered 4 and two of the four do not sit evenly and rock back and forth. Ballard customer service gave us the option to return them but I had already disposed of the boxes. It would have been a hassle and I didn't want to start the year long search for the perfect bar stool all over again, but every time I sit in them I wonder if I should have. I bought these based on the good reviews of others, so maybe we just got lemons.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CriticalEye Love these stools!
In addition to shopping in several stores, I spent hours upon hours searching the Internet for just the right stools for my updated kitchen. I knew I wanted industrial-look counter height stools with a swivel seat. Many of those I found were rather cheap looking or way out of my price range. I read all the reviews on the Allen Stool (as well as all the others), and I admit I was a little concerned about some of the comments about the metal ring around the wooden seat having sharp edges. I decided to order them anyway because most reviews were great and I really loved the stool. They arrived on time and in perfect condition. No putting them together or sharp edges that needed attention. They are very sturdy and well-balanced. Everyone compliments the look, and my grandchildren love sitting on them. I recommend these to anyone who is searching for this style. I am very happy and satisfied with my choice.
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rustgant great look
After looking for months for just the right stool to compliment our rustic but elegant kitchen, I was thrilled to come upon these. They are a great weight. They are heavy enough to feel solid and sturdy but light enough to move easily. The look is clean yet rustic. My kids like the adjustable height seat. You may want to put felt pads on the legs to ensure they don't scratch wood floors. Overall, they are a great asset to the decor and functionality of our kitchen!
December 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by vintageloft High quality stools
I could not be happier with these stools. They are sturdy and beautiful, and they adjust easily to accommodate adults or children. I agree the wooden seat is a little dull at first, but a simple wipe of Old English for Dark Wood brought out the rich wood tones. They suit our modern/loft/vintage dining room style perfectly. And no assembly required - a plus!
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gethudson Fun, eclectic style.
I was a bit unsure about this purchase, at first, without having an opportunity to actually sit on the Allen Stool. It turns out to be a sturdy and comfortable piece. I have two at my kitchen island and company naturally gravitate over and sit on them to talk, or observe the work going on in the kitchen. The Grandkids love them, because they can adjust the seat height and watch Papa make them special treats!
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmoMiCasa I'm hard to please - and I'm pleased with these stools.
These stools were a pleasant surprise. The quality was even better than I had expected. They have a lovely vintage look and are well crafted.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pearlgirl Adjustable height
We love the Allen stool. They sit under our kitchen island and can adjust to the height needed for our grandkids, and adults,too.
November 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PerfectionInHomeStyling Best Barstools I've Found
I love these! Durable, cat-proof, spill-proof, & adjustable. They do not have a wide base so are perfect for small spaces. What's not to love? My only wish is that these went to a 32" height rather than stopping at 30". Otherwise perfect.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbieM1 Excellent construction; comfortable seating!
I am very pleased with the purchase of these two bar stools. They are heavy weight and well constructed. I love the way they look in my kitchen!
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VCKChicago Love it...
Bought this stool for my kitchen that was recently renovated. I needed a stool that was adjustable so it can float from the bar height desk to the counter height island. Overall, it is a wonderful piece of furniture at a good price. I even had the tops resanded and stained to match my dark oak floors and it looks awesome!
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by loveabargain Perfect stools!
The Allen stools are beautiful and comfortable. I have had many compliments on them. They arrived fully assembled and ready to use. We especially liked that the height is adjustable. I looked all over the internet for something like this. They are very sturdy and well built.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ballardmakesiteasy looks even better in person
I needed an extra stool for the kitchen and decided to purchase 2 of the Allen stools, one for the kitchen and another for the laundry room. They are perfect!
October 19, 2012