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Dorchester Barstool 4.4 5 16 16
Great Stools! Our kitchen is a bit tight, so we needed bar stools without backs that would slide right under our bar-height kitchen counter. These were perfect. We got them in an antique cream color that matched our cabinets perfectly. My favorite part: they came fully assembled and were not wobbly at all (in other words, all 4 legs were flush to the floor). Very happy with my purchase! November 2, 2012
Great stool at a reasonable price These stools are perfect for our counter. They do not take up a lot of space and are very comfortable. Price was very reasonable. August 30, 2013
Perfect Fit for My Kitchen The bar stools met my expectations in every way; right color, sturdy and good over all quality November 13, 2012
Perfect! Love my new breakfast bar stools. Look exactly as anticipated. Proof you don't need to pay a small fortune to get comfort and good looks. Shortly after my stools arrived I was browsing a site that included celebrity real estate for the kitchen of Kathrine Hepburn's former home are these stools!! June 7, 2012
Wonderful bar stools i bought 3 of these for my breakfast bar... I wanted to make sure they did not take up space and also make it easy for people to sit in them to face the great room (tv!), so not having a back was key. They are great -sturdy, arrived very quickly, NO assembly needed! and well packaged for shipment. I also like the fact that the seat is actually bigger than many less expensive stools I've seen, which makes them not only more comfortable for adults, but also much less able to tip over. All over a great buy and great price! September 18, 2011
Cheap paint job Very pronounced paint strokes going in 2 directions. It is not rubbed through. March 10, 2012
French Country Done Right! I purchased two bar stools to match and existing collection that I could no longer get. They were perfect match due to the French country design! the bar stools are very sturdy, as we have two boys!! We use them daily! The bar stools are not cheap in any way,the paint is very well done, and the rush seat is woven very tight!!! love them!!!!! September 14, 2011
Unsubstantial I am very disappointed in the quality of this stool. After only a few weeks it is unstable and the seating is unraveling. It needs some kind of reinforcement to keep it from wobbling. Will probably have to replace in a few months. It is not bad looking...but that is far as it goes. Definitely not for high use areas. October 1, 2013
Look great My three Dorchester barstools look great in my kitchen. A decorator suggested them, saying they're attractive, nicely proportioned, and comfortable --- which is true. My only suggestions would be for better bracing under the seat, they tend to be a little wobbly. March 24, 2012
Great product at a great price! Thank-you Ballard! I love my new counter stools. They came so fast too! April 22, 2013
Would buy again Very Well Made. Already Assembled...A huge plus! Looks just like the picture on the website and magazine. Easily glides on hardwood floors. December 24, 2012
Exceptional Value We moved into a new house about a year ago with a kitchen bar. We have looked for almost a year for bar stools. When we saw the Dorchester Barstools, we thought that they were the best value for the money that we were going to find. We ordered 4 of them and they arrived within a week. We are very pleased with the stools. They look good with our wood floor and the kitchen cabinets. October 11, 2012
Product:ST229-Dorchester Barstool