Stool Heights

Comparison drawing of the heights of bar stools with people ranging from counter stool to bar stool and tall bar stool

Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools.

Counter stools range from 23”-28” (58-71 cm), bar stools from 29”-32” (74-81 cm), and tall bar stools from 33”-36” (84-91 cm). A minimum of 10” (25 cm) should be measured and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.


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Seat Height:

Counter Stool: 23”-28” | 58-71 cm
Counter Stool (Table Surface): 35”-40” | 89-102 cm
Bar Stool: 29”-32” | 74-81 cm
Bar Stool (Table Surface): 41”-43” | 104-109 cm
Tall Bar Stool: 33”-36” | 84-91 cm
Tall Bar Stool (Table Surface): 44”-47” | 112-119cm
Clearance (Seat to Counter Underside): 10” | 25 cm min.



Drawings include:
Stool Heights side elevation (counter stool), side (bar stool), side (tall bar stool)


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Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs.