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Our vision is to set the stage and open possibilities for your customer.
I believe in preserving the local nostalgia that remains accessible to everyone.
About Taken Barstools
When Luke found a listing for Sass Stools, it seemed like a good fit. If you want one authentic antique bolt down barstool, it’s not hard to do. But it 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
Lynden, WA 98264
Design, Brand, Marketing
Build Your Own Small Business
Lisa@BuildYourOwnSMB.com | 206.892.8327
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.
Swiveled Not Stirred: How a blend of Taken Barstools Jams with Punk Rock at Bang Up to the Elephant Kevin was in the process of building out Bang Up to the Elephant, a restaurant/bar located in Denver, CO and was looking for a certain look with a bit of...
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,...
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...
For Immediate Release Seattle, WA - Taken Barstools, LLC is the newest addition to Seattle’s handcrafting small business landscape. The small scale manufacturing business was conceived and developed by Charles “Luke” Lukey. Taken Barstools developed from the recently...
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...
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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.
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.
Why do I need to worry about a loading dock?
Shipping companies want the ability to back their trucks up to the building that lines up with the bed of their trucks. If they have to use a ladder or incline to get product out of the truck, that adds time. When time is added, so is the cost.
What if I don't have a loading dock?
If you're in a friendly neighborhood, perhaps a fellow business has one you could use. Just have the driver back up to their loading dock for drop off. Be sure to ask your neighbor first -along with a box of donuts or special beverage as a thank you. Saying please with thank you gifts go a long way to forging friendships.
Do you guarantee your bar stools?
Yes we do. Our barstools are pretty durable. If anything goes wrong, we'll fix it. Just like that.
What are your prices?
We have both wholesale and retail pricing. You can find them on each product page.
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