Are Your Bar Stool Swivels on Backwards?

Congratulations on your swivel bar stool purchase from East Coast Chair and Barstool! Your guests will love the comfort and convenience of these beautiful swivel stools. Now for the next step – assembly! Oftentimes, this stage can be intimidating, but East Coast Chair and Barstool provides you with simple, easy-to-follow video instructions that can be found here.

If you purchased a metal frame swivel bar stool or a flex back bucket bar stool (such as the 925 or 825), your swivel will be flat and can be assembled without having to worry about it being backwards.

But if your swivel bucket bar stools are full back models, such as the 950, 625, or 525, you’ll be assembling a tilted swivel, which can be a bit more complicated. We’re here to help guide you through some of the common mistakes and offer solutions to ensure your bar stools are working to their full potential!

1. Does Your Swivel Feel Off-Balance?

If you sit in your full back bucket swivel bar stool and feel like your weight is leaning towards the left or right side, there’s a good chance your swivel is to blame! Be sure to check that the arrows on the top of your tilted swivel are pointing towards the front of the bar stool, where your customers’ knees would go.

Prior to assembly, it’s important to take note of this by laying the swivel on a table and looking at the side labeled “TOP”. You’ll see two arrows pointing to an edge with the label, “FRONT”, which tells you that end should face your bar or table (or where your customers’ knees go).

2. Are You Leaning Forward in Your Bar Stool?

If you feel that your bar stool is tilting you forward rather than allowing you to lean back and relax in the seat, the way you assembled your swivel is likely causing this discomfort!

It’s extremely common in the assembly process to put the raised edge of the swivel at the back of the bar stool, because it would make sense that your customers should be propped up in their seat, right? Actually, the lower end of the swivel allows your guests to lean back in their seats and feel a sturdy support.

Before you assemble the bar stool, it can be helpful to put the swivel on a flat surface with the “TOP” facing up and the arrows pointed to your right or left. Come down to eye level and examine the swivel.

You’ll see that the metal is slightly angled, make a note that the higher edge should face where your customers’ knees will be, and the lower edge should be at the back of the bar stool.

We hope that this helps in assembling your swivel bar stool or fixing the swivel if it feels incorrect. If you have any questions regarding your purchase from East Coast Chair and Barstool, our team would be more than happy to talk! Just call 1-800-986-5352 to speak to a member of our customer care team.

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