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EKEDALEN Bar stool with backrest, dark brown/Orrsta light gray,

Price $ 115.00
A screwdriver is required to assemble this chair, sold separately as a part of FIXA 17-piece toolset. To prevent surface scratches and the sound of chair legs scraping on the floor, add FIXA self-adhesive floor protectors, sold separately.
Product features
Washable cover

How to get it

Big, bigger, biggest - our super comfy EKEDALEN chairs keep the conversation going until you ask the guests to leave. Available in 3 heights for a perfect match with EKEDALEN bar table or dining table.

Article Number504.005.38

Product details

The upholstered seat and comfortable angle of the backrest make the bar stool perfect for long dinners.

The cover is easy to remove, machine wash and put back on again.

You can choose from several different seat covers and switch between them when you like.

Footrest for extra sitting comfort.

Solid wood chair frame makes the construction durable and very sturdy.

Available as bar stool or as a lower counter-height stool suitable for kitchen counters or kitchen islands.


Ehlén Johansson


Tested for: 243 lb

Width: 17 3/4 "

Depth: 20 1/2 "

Height: 44 7/8 "

Seat width: 17 3/4 "

Seat depth: 15 3/8 "

Seat height: 29 1/2 "


Cute and comfortable LisaSurprisingly comfy for a bar stool. The cushions are soft and give enough back support, plus they go really well with the colors in our kitchen/breakfast nook. 5
Do not last after a year!KimberlyBought these chairs, initially they were good and sturdy! But they are now too wobbly, even when I retighten the screws. Definitely not worth it for the price.1
EledalenWadeExcellent design and reasonably priced4
Bar height stoolRebeccaThese stools were easy to assemble and look great. They're the right height for my daughter and they look great.5
Purchased four Ekedalen chairs, twoMelaniePurchased four Ekedalen chairs, two were great and appeared level after assembly. Two of the chairs have a slight wobble which I was not happy with seeing as the were not cheap.3
Very comfortable and good heightChitraVery comfortable and good height to use with kitchen island5
Good bar stoolGeorgeLook good and comfortable to sit on5
Not as sturdy as expected.JohnNot as sturdy as expected.3
Terrible Assembly ExperienceRogerLike most of us, I've put together a lot of Ikea stuff over the years. Maybe I got a lemon this time, but the Ekedalen bar stool is by far the worst engineered Ikea product I've encountered. Most infuriating: there are no pilot holes for the four wood screws, as other reviews have noted. If you don't have a power drill, it's a time-consuming, labor-intensive assembly. Also as others have noted, the seat braces will absolutely not snap onto the frame; it's just not physically possible. You can still use the stools with the seats lightly held in place by the plastic pieces that are meant to snap into the groove. But they will not secure to the chair frame. Additionally, on one of the two stools I bought, one of the long brace bolts would not fit into the receiving piece, so I had to glue one of the four joints in place. Bottom line: avoid this product. It is a HORRIFIC assembly experience and not worth your time or the crazy amount of effort you will need to put into it.1
Comfortable chairLynnWe purchased two of these. The first was fairly simple to construct. The second had major issues with aligning the bolts and using the tool provided. Both are sturdy and comfortable.5
Impossible to assembleSarahI'm well accustomed to assembling IKEA furniture and usually have no problems, but I probably will have to return this because after three hours of trying, we cannot screw the front and back of the legs together due to the lack of pilot holes on the back set of legs.1
bar stoolShukaglad they were in stock. looks great5
Great for breakfast IslandLindaI confirmed that this size would be a suitable height for the breakfast island in my kitchen. Ordered online and they were delivered within a few days. Pretty easy to assemble. I used a combo of the paper instructions from box and a YouTube tutorial. I also added the Fixa floor protectors because I have hardwood floors.5
Great value for money andMichaelGreat value for money and looks very nice.5
Solid but hard to assembleShawnVery nice looking bar stools! We liked having a cushion for our tush :) These are extremely sturdy BUT... They were very hard to put together (even for my general contractor hubby). Doesn't require a lot of skill, just a lot of patience. Tips: buy the Ikea toolkit so you have a screwdriver that fits the supplied toolbit. For step 2 - the end of the side you are not attaching should have a slight angle. If the pegs aren't lining up or the pieces aren't tightening switch the pieces. Step 3: Use the other end of the Allen wrench to tighten. No way will you get it tight enough as pictured. Also have to say the seat would not clip on as it should. The cover bunched up or interfered in some way. We may add L-brackets, or may return the stools. Still, that's not a big issue considering the price.3
StrongVerified BuyerStrong5
Good Quality, Annoying Build (even for Ikea)BrockJust finished assembling the stool and seems good so far. Major gripe as others have mentioned is the lack of the smaller allen key (which wasn't an issue for me) however there were no pilot holes for the wood screws in the leg cross members which was frustrating since I didn't have a drill bit small enough for it on hand. Also the plastic pieces to attach the seat don't seem very secure, a groove inside the wood surrounding the base of the seat would allow a better purchase for the plastic pieces and be more secure IMO or redesigning the plastic pieces to fit tightly inside the already drilled out slots would work also.4
nice stools, good priceMarcWe got These stools for our new bar, after looking at many others. Would have preferred ones that pivot, but reviews for many of those we found were not great, especially considering the prices. These went together easily and feel quite sturdy. Quite happy with them, and the price was great.5
WobblyShannanThe screws in the legs do not screw in all of the way. The legs are wobbly because of poor attachment.3
Excellent stoolMichaelShopped around multiple sites and stores and found the Ekedalen at IKEA. Super sturdy available in 2 heights, and the price was perfect.5
EKEDALEN Bar stool with backrest, dark brown/Orrsta light gray, 29 1/2 "

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA, we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

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100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


What is foam?

Foam is excellent as upholstery in seating and mattresses since it provides good comfort and can relieve pressure by moulding to the body. Depending on the properties and feel you’re looking for, there are several qualities to choose from, like high-resilience foam and memory foam. The raw material for foam was previously based entirely on virgin fossil materials. But today, together with our suppliers, we’ve begun developing a material that is renewable and recycled.

Function solution

Choose the right bar stool height

Choose the right height of your bar stool so that it is comfy to sit on, offers plenty of leg room and is proportionate with the rest of your space. Kitchen counters and counter-height tables typically range from 34-36" from the floor. To find the perfect stool for your counter, look for a seat height of 23-26". Tabletops or counters that measure between 39-42" from the floor, are typically classified as "bar height”, and require a seat height of 28-30".