sea kindly, live finely
We craft the custom barstools.
You craft their unique story.
We've restored antique boats. We've built boats from scratch. Now we're launching handcrafted barstools inspired by classic yachts. The best part is you can give it some real soul with your boat's name and hailing port, custom-carved and hand-gilded into the transom.
Of course it doesn't have to be a boat's name, it could be your kid's name, your dog's name, or your college nick name. It could even be
a series of poetic words. The truth is, it all looks good carved in the mahogany transoms of our custom barstools.
Bassinet Boatworks barstools are built just like a classic yacht with a solid mahogany "wineglass" transom, a maple and mahogany seat, and a custom upholstered cushion with jute rope piping. All cradled elegantly on powder coated steel legs.
How long does it take?
How are they built?
Every barstool is custom made to order. Once you approve the design, it'll take us somewhere between six to eight weeks to deliver them.
We build our barstools like a custom wooden boat, with responsibly harvested mahogany and maple strip-built seats, a traditional yacht "wineglass transom", all held together by a solid mahogany transom knee. We'll help you design the look of the names - and if you'd like - we'll even help generate some name ideas. We use a state-of-the-art CNC carving system to engrave your unique names on the transom outside, along with our unique Bassinet Boatworks insignia on the transom inside. As all this woodworking is going on our metal fabrication shop is hand-bending, and welding your custom-sized legs so they fit perfectly beneath your bar or center island. Then we powder coat the legs with a weather-proof, super hard finish. Each barstool receives four coats of semi-gloss yacht spar varnish. All cushions are constructed with outdoor fabric, soft foam padding, and jute piping - just like a classic yacht. Finally, we hand-gild the carved lettering and insignia.