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Saturday, January 18, 2014


Our next project is to finish the bar downstairs and our first purchase was some new bar stools from Costco - ordered and delivered to the Post - the only way to shop up here.  I picked up the cartons from Keith's and stored them in the finishing room in the garage.  This afternoon, I decided to put one together.
I opened one of the cartons and took the pieces out and compared what I had to the list provided by the manufacturer - I thought they had shorted me one washer but discovered it stuck to one of the other washers.  I was good to go.  They supplied the allen wrench (?) which I found to be a pain in the ass.  There were spaces that just didn't allow for full movement in the tightening of the screws.  I opened a beer and took my time.  Because of the time it took me to tighten the screws I was done in about an hour and a half.  I loaded it up into the back of my car and took it up to the house to see what it looked like in the bar area.  The jury is still out on whether I like it a lot or not.  The wood has a cherry color to it where as the bar is a more brown color.  I like matching stuff but on the other hand, it kind of gives it a contrast that I am beginning to like.  And they are comfortable and they swivel.  I only completed one chair in case I (or we) decide to return them for a different style.

What do you guys think?  Are they a keeper or should I go for something different?


Anonymous said...

i like them - a little contrast is good! jo

Anonymous said...

I like them=they look heavy and can swivel-ss