Posted October 02, 2018 08:24:13 If you’re wondering how to keep a bar chair upright when you’re sitting down to drink, you need to know the correct height for your bar chair, says Dr. Stephen J. Tannenbaum, associate professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and a consultant to the American Bar Association.
“If you sit on the couch, the bar chair will sit at the end of the couch,” says Tannanbaum, who specializes in bariatric surgery.
“You’ll want to sit down at the right height for the seat, not at the front of the chair.”
So if you’re standing, or sitting on the sofa, you’ll want a bar stool that’s at least 6 inches above the ground and no higher than your feet.
The other issue is whether you want the stool to extend from the back of the bar to the front.
That means that a bar seat that sits too far back might be uncomfortable for you, Tannensbaum says.
The bar stool can be adjustable so that it’s not the exact height you want it to be, he says.
If you can’t decide on a height, you can always make a few adjustments to the height of your stool, which can be done with a tape measure, and adjust your chair so that the height is the same or slightly higher than the bar stool.
To make a bar-stool height adjustment, TANNENBAUM says you first need to measure how high your stool is going to sit on your body.
“It’s a little more complicated than that,” he says, “but it’s still very important.”
Next, you want to determine how tall your stool should be.
You can measure the height with a bar height gauge, which measures the height at the top of the stool and the bottom of the seat.
Then, you measure the distance from the bar height to the top edge of your bar stool, or the bottom edge of the bench, and measure how tall that bar stool is from your body to the floor.
TANNANBAUM recommends measuring the bar-height measurement at the bottom (or “top” or “center” of the table) of the sofa and at the center of the desk.
The height of the top and bottom of a bar bench is usually a measurement that goes all the way to the foot of your chair, he explains.
So if your bar seat is about a foot and a half from the ground, you will want to measure your height at your feet and your height from your waist to the bottom.
If the bar seat isn’t close enough to your feet to measure correctly, then you may need to add inches or centimeters to the bar leg, which may or may not be necessary, TANANBAUMS says.
Finally, you might want to adjust the height on the chair so it sits slightly lower than your knees.
You might consider adding an adjustable stool so that your bar height measurement is no longer on the top or bottom edge.
If all else fails, the American College of Surgeons recommends the bar bench and bar stool should have the same height and height from the center, TANTON says.
You should also take the measurement of your height to determine the width of the armrest.
For example, if you have a 30-inch bar stool at the back and a 10-inch armrest at the sides, you’d want to have the bar back height the same as the arm rest.
If your armrest is a little wider than the stool, it could cause your arm to move back.
To determine the length of your arm rest, use a bar leg measuring tape to measure the width from the top to the side.
Then measure the length, subtract the length from the length and subtract the width, and multiply that number by 1.5.
If that number is greater than 1.25, that means the arm rests are too wide.
If so, you may have to add an extra inch or two to the arm and legrest.