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Our vision is to set the stage and open possibilities for your customer.
Handcrafted cast metal barstools based on classic cast iron barstool designs
About Taken Barstools
If you want an authentic antique bolt down barstool, it’s not hard to do – they’re still out there.

But if you want more than one? Good luck. This is why I felt preserving the authenticity of the barstools of the past and making them accessible to fine restaurants and bars was important.

Charles “Luke” Lukey
Dana Lukey
Lynden, WA 98264
Media Contact

Charles Lukey
(206) 370-0730

We set the stage by handcrafting custom, authentic cast metal seating
for your casual dining experience.
Authentic hand cast bolt-to-floor barstools that set your stage.
Amy loves the charm of TakenBarstools in her own kitchen

Amy loves the charm of TakenBarstools in her own kitchen

Amy loves her charming new barstools Amy came to us because she was tired of straightening stools all day! While she had vintage freestanding Eames style stools, she wanted to add a custom design element to her space. "Solidly built and a beautiful design,...

TakenBarstools TV Feature: Damnation

TakenBarstools TV Feature: Damnation

We're on TV! We're excited to announce that our Ballard Roman pedestal barstools are connecting with the viewers of Damnation, a new television series on USA Network! "Quote from Damnation producer." If you're not familiar with Damnation, it's...

Welcome to TAKENBarstools

Welcome to TAKENBarstools

Hello From Luke Welcome to Taken Barstools! Hi, I'm Luke! I'm your new restaurant stage manager. I set the stage by handcrafting custom, authentic cast metal seating for your casual dining experience. This letter is to confirm that...

Engineered for precision, durability, and reliability. Guaranteed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of your questions can be found here.

If you can't find your answer here, contact Luke.

How many color choices do I have?

Henry Ford once said, "You can get it in any color you want as long as it's black." We're not short-sighted like Mr Ford because we want the color you want. We will do our best to closely match your designer's project mood board or your preferred Pantone code. Of course, we also have classic black.

BTW, Henry painted his Model T black for a reason - it dried the fastest.

How long does it take to make a bar stool?

Like quality beer, it generally take 3-5 weeks.


The time it takes for your barstool to go from raw materials to finished and ready to install depends on a number of different factors. We start with ordering the powder coating because that takes at least 2 weeks. Meanwhile, back at the shop we begin with raw casting with an alloy, drill and tap. We ship these to our powder coating shop to meet the arrival of your special order color. We return to the shop to cut the seats, assign the holes to drill and insert, then we stain and finish with waterbase varnish. We use eco-friendly stains and finishes because we don't want ot kill our employees (read: me).

What styles do you have?

For now, we have 2: Seattle Classic and Ballard Roman

How do you ship your bar stools?

We wrap each barstool individually. We can ship up to 36 barstools in a crate that fits onto a pallet. Currently, our two preferred shipping companies are Yellow Freight (YRC) and UPS.


Are the bar stools weather worthy?

The barstool pedestals are weather worthy, the seats are not. Contact Luke if you want to install your barstools outside at the mercy of Mother Nature.

What is the size of your seats?

Our seat are 12.75 Diameter.

How heavy are the bar stools?

They're so heavy that if you ever decide to leave the restaurant business, you could prop your Volkswagon Bus up on one to change the oil.

Our serious answer is 10 lbs.

How do you pack and ship your bar stools?

We box each pedestal individually and 3 seats to a box. We ship our bar stools with UPS.

Do you guarantee your bar stools?

We have a limited warranty for bolt-down barstools purchased directly from Taken Barstools, LLC

Aluminum Pedestal | 5 Year Limited Warranty

Wood Seats | 1 Year Limited Warranty

Aluminum Swivels | 1 Year Limited Warranty

What are your prices?

Ballpark? $309 for regular, $359 for barstool with footrest. Since our costs are tied to fluctuations in the aluminum market, those numbers can change. When we quote your project, the numbers are good for 30 days. 

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Seattle, WA 98017 USA
+1 971 251 0439

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