In a Nutshell:
A fantastic looking, minimalist wrought iron and wood stool that looks great both indoors and out. The Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar Chair is recommended for anyone weighing up to 440 pounds who’s in the market for a good, versatile indoor/outdoor bar chair.
Value for the Money
Do you love outdoor entertaining? Do you have a wet bar on your deck or patio?
If so, or if you find yourself in need of indoor/outdoor bar chairs for any other reason, and you or friends you entertain regularly are a bit on the heavy side, then you know how frustrating it can be to try and find furniture that’s well-built and rugged enough to support high amounts of user weight properly.
Most of the furniture on the market today, whether indoor or out, support in the neighborhood of 300 pounds. Beyond that, the number of options available tends to fall off quickly, which is one of the reasons that this sturdy bar chair is such a find.
Not only is the Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar chair a great looking piece of furniture, but it’s also rugged and durable. Sure, it’s offered by a brand you may not have heard of, but as long as you’re not particularly brand conscious, that shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you why these bar chairs would be an excellent addition to your home. They’re not perfect, and they have a few limitations, but we’ll cover those too so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if they’re a good fit for you. Let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Yankuoo Wrought Bar Stool
Minimalist. That’s the phrase that’s likely to come to mind when you see the Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar chair for the first time. It’s not incorrect. These bar chairs are simply designed, rugged and durable, and designed to fit in with most any décor or color scheme.
That’s made even easier by the fact that if you decide you want one or more of these (and let’s face it, if you’re in the market for bar stools, you’re almost certain to want several), you can get yours with the seats in your choice of the following colors:
Given the available color selections, these bar chairs were designed to blend in and compliment as opposed to making an eye-popping statement or serving as a centerpiece. Before we go further, let’s take a look at these by the numbers:
We like these numbers overall, though we note that especially short users might have some difficulty getting into and out of the bar chairs. Sadly, the company doesn’t offer multiple heights here, so what you see is what you get.
The seat dimensions are a good fit for the supported weight limit. And these bar chairs are heavy enough that they won’t be bowled over by a strong guest of wind, while still being light enough that moving them around as needed isn’t going to be problematic.
Adjustability and Comfort
The Yankuoo Wrought iron bar stool doesn’t have any adjustable features, so there’s nothing to say on that front. Comfort-wise, the presence of a sculpted seat and a small seatback add to the comfort of the chair, and the presence of the back support makes this model suitable for relatively long periods of sitting.
It’s still not something your guests will want to spend an entire afternoon in, but it’s more comfortable than you might think.
Note that the seats are covered in PU and are modestly padded. If you find the padding to be insufficient, it’s easy enough to add a second seat pad of whatever thickness you like, but note that PU is a somewhat disappointing upholstery choice.
If you’re planning to use this outdoors, you’ll want to keep it out of the sun when not in use to help extend the life of the upholstery. The silver lining here is that there’s not much PU on the bar chair, so when the day inevitably comes that you need to replace it (and it will), you can have your chairs re-covered in something more durable and longer-lasting. The frame of the chair will last for years, so the modest expense of eventual reupholstering is a good investment.
Assembly is Required
Where simple bar stools often arrive at your door fully assembled and ready to use, if you get one or more of these, they’ll each arrive in their own box in a few pieces. You’ll need to spend a bit of time putting them together before you can use them.
Fortunately, the production quality is relatively high, and the assembly instructions are clear. Expect it to take about fifteen minutes per bar chair to get them ready for first use, including unboxing and sorting the pieces.
We’d like to note here in our Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar chair review that the company does not offer an expert assembly option for this model. But even if they did, we wouldn’t recommend it. The assembly process is too simple to make such an option worthwhile, in our view.
Pros and Cons Yankuoo Wrought Bar Stool
We like almost everything about these bar chairs, honestly. The only weak point in the design is the use of PU upholstery. But had the company used anything else, it would have increased their price. We understand and can live with that, and we think most people would agree.
Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not you like the aesthetic, and whether you’re looking for something as tall as these stools are. If you do like the aesthetic, then these belong on your shortlist. They’re well-built, they support a lot of weight, and they’re surprisingly attractive.
Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar Chair Review Conclusion
The Yankuoo Wrought Iron Bar chair is a good stool, and let’s face it, most people aren’t going to need anything in the way of post-sales support where this kind of furniture is concerned. The fact that these are offered by a brand you have probably never heard of isn’t terribly problematic.
If you like the minimalist look and feel, you’ll be thrilled with these stools. Even if you’re not thrilled with the aesthetic, they’re sturdy and tend to blend politely into the background, which makes them a good fit for just about anyone. We recommend them.
References & Resources
- 5 Tips for Maintaining Metal Furniture, HOG Furniture.
- How to Reupholster Bar Stools, Do It Yourself.
- 11 Free Bar Stool Plans, The Spruce.
- Bar Stools: 5 Ways To Hang Out With Them, Grandin Road.
- How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Problems with Restaurant Furniture, East Coast.