Rated 5 out of 5 by redec13 Great product!
I bought this stool for the end of my counter. Since we don't have an island, it is a spot for someone to sit and chat while I am cooking. It is well designed and sturdy. The metal has a nice smooth finish. The wood is a little darker than I thought but is nice quality. I prefer that it is not varnished.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tallyho Shopping
These are good -looking, sturdy , comfortable & functioning eclectic counter stools that can be used with many different decors.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRKA Perfect for our new lake house!
These stools have exactly the look I wanted for our new lake house with a comfortable, natural, rustic feel. The ample weathered wood seat allows an adult to sit comfortably and securely even when fully raised. The wider leg base makes them sturdy so they won't topple easily which is especially important for children. Arrived quickly and appropriately packaged in perfect condition. I am more than pleased!
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GottaBeBlue Charming and useful
I needed another perch for my kitchen and, since I was unable to match my Restoration Hardware bar stools, I decided to go with something totally different. The Allen Stool is perfect because it complements the existing stools, fits in with my classic white and brown decor and can be raised, lowered or moved as needs dictate. The only person who loves it more than me is my grandson who has discovered that it is the only seat in the kitchen that spins. Another great Ballard's buy!
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizluvsBallard Rustic and inviting
I have been looking for the perfect stools for our kitchen for a couple years now and couldn't be happier with these. I was worried they might look industrial and cold, but they're warm, inviting and relate well to our Tuscan/rustic decor in the kitchen area. The kids find them fun to spin on and they're comfortable and roomy enough for large men. They're versatile in case you need extra counter seats, just spin them down to size. They can be stained, yet we like as they came. The metal is not too dark and not too light- it can relate to bronze, black or stainless accents. They're gorgeous, reasonably priced and I get compliments on them all the time. They shipped fully assembled and were packaged well. After this purchase, I'm now a big fan of BD.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1313 Sturdy with solid seating which swivels up or down.
These stools are perfect for our home. We have an eclectic assortment of family pieces, and these stools blend beautifully with those furnishings. Slightly industrial, slightly vintage-looking - exactly the style and quality I had hoped.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by RanchDressin Perfect for rustic kitchen
Antique style with wood and black iron looks perfect in farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable seating with adjustable heights.
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by brooklynlady Suggest Light Use - Metal Bent
I bought three of these stools. After one year of light use one of the stools has a crooked seat (appears the metal is bent). Nobody weighing more than 180lbs has ever sat on them and they are only used on the bottom setting so I can't call these "heavy duty". The look is very nice though. I don't regret buying them for the price (on sale) but I think if you are looking for something to have forever, or if you expect any big men to sit on them, this is not the stool for you!
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by giob exceeded all expectations
Nervous when ordering but these stools turned out to be perfect and added tremendously to the decor.
May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by camp perfect for what we needed
i've had these for a month now and they're exactly what we needed. they're sturdy, and more comfortable than what i thought. true the foot bars aren't as comfortable for bare feet but a very minor issue. I will probably end up staining the tops darker as right now we have about 4 types of different wood in the kitchen.
overall a great product, came quickly, no assembly, sturdy
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Milkweed High quality and good looking
The stools have received plenty of compliments and they go great in my loft.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by QueenOfQuality Love them!
This is the first time I've ordered with Ballard Designs and am impressed. The stools came three days after ordering, they were packaged well, solid and beautiful. Not cheaply made at all. I love the vintage look and they fit perfectly in the decor. Thank you for a fantastic transaction. I will be a repeat customer.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LAugust My art stool
I was extremely pleased with the quality and overall design of the stool. I am using it in my painting studio and it is perfect !!!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by RobSol great for my studio
I have been searching for a solid functional stool for some time and after and exhaustive on line search found Ballard and this stool and decided to give it a try.
An expensive stool for an art studio, but still, it has the comfort and the design, and it's build solid.
Excellent product - I might buy another.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by monstergerm Nice bar stools
Sturdy design, good quality, not too heavy so they are easy to push under the counter, seat is not too big either, perfect for the occasional need to sit at the counter. Seat slightly wobbles as expected since it sits on a spindle. Sturdy packaging.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcee The product is high quality and great features.
I love the quality of the proudct, the functionality, and the look. These stools are adjustable to any height. I have 3 of them now and plan on purchasing more.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by luvoutside Just as shown in the catalog
The stool is just what we wanted and is just like shown in the catalog.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BaaBaa Versatile and good-looking
I love this stool and I suspect I use it in in more ways than most people. I selected the backless version because it takes up almost no visual space, tucking neatly beneath the overhang of my small kitchen island. The seat is comfortable but I wish the pecan had a slightly darker stain -- it looks a bit too new for the industrial-style metal framework. I imagine it will darken with age and use, though. The height adjusts easily with a simple screw. I should mention that my apartment is rather small and includes a fiber studio with weaving looms, spinning wheels and sewing equipment. There simply isn't room for furniture that doesn't work hard. I use this stool at full height for breakfast and food prep at the kitchen island. Swiveled way down, it's a perfect spinning stool. Midway, it works for sewing, weaving or desk work. And it looks very stylish doing all these things. I am thinking about getting a second one....
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvOjCats Love these stools!
We looked for several months for stools that would look good and be comfortable. We found them!!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by profshopper Love these unexpected stools!
I was looking for something different when I started searching for barstools. I have traditional cabinets, but didn't want traditional barstools. When I saw these I knew they were it! Love that they are adjustable, the seat is the perfect size to accommodate everyone, and they aren't bulky.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Franklingirl So happy with these stools!
Love the adjustable height, the look and the comfort of these stools. I highly recommend them. My neighbor saw them and ordered 5 for her house. They came super fast and required no assembly...Great price as well!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WI2TX Our stool is perfect for the kitchen counter
Just what we needed for the kitchen - helpful when we have lots of prep to do and standing gets tiring. We can adjust for our different heights.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AMEbeach Great counter stools
Great counter stools, especially for the price. Good rustic look and nice finish on wood seat. Only complaint is the bottom rubber guards (which help to protect the floor) look a little cheap.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VWMC Good construction but could use some varnish
Great stools - we bought three for our kitchen island. Very sturdy construction, came completely assembled. The only thing I would change is for the seats to have a coating of varnish as clothing doesn't slide completely smoothly over the surface. We will likely do that ourselves but it would be nice if BD offered it with a low-gloss varnish so it's smoother getting on and off the stools.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cldf Stools are well made and very comfortable. Love them!!
I purchased 2 of the allen stool for my kitchen. they are comfortable to sit on. the foot rest is just the perfect height. they are sturdy and do not feel as if they would tip over.
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Klr1 Love, love, love this stool!
It's so cool and rustic looking. I cant wait to buy 3 more to make a complete set. Started with one just to see how it looked in my kitchen. It's amazing.
September 12, 2013
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