When pairing a shell with a barstool base
Don't forget to add the seat height of the shell to the height of the base for an overall seat height. Ie. If you need a barstool with a 750mm seat height, and you order a 750mm high base, the overall seat height will be higher when you include the shell, particularly if the shell is upholstered.
Cutting Barstools Down
Sometimes designers request that barstools are cut down to accommodate a non-standard height. While cutting down a barstool is possible, it's often far from ideal, and in most cases it would be better to pick a different product of the right height. This is because when the size of the legs or base of a barstool is altered the entire dimensions of the barstool change too.
When a pedestal base is down to a smaller size it is cut from the top of the column so we need to ensure that the footrest to seat height length remains within the comfortable range of 450-480mm.
When a 4 legged barstool is cut down it's cut below the footrest and not above it. Therefore, the footrest to seat height ratio is still correct but the dimensions below are altered. The footrest may appear too close to the ground, causing the stool to look dwarfed and disproportionate and more like a chair than a stool when it should be elongated. Any tapering or design detail on the legs & feet will also be lost.