How to Attach a Saddle to a Stool

Updated July 20, 2017

Saddle stools are commonly found in Western-style bars. A horse riding saddle is attached to a bar stool for customers to sit on. The bar stool is made a little differently because the top is slightly raised, thus forming a hump for the horse saddle to fit over. Your guests will think they are out in the old West Riding or on a fox hunt. Keep an eye on the height of the bar counter when fitting your saddle bar stool together.

Take a round bar stool top and lay it on the floor with the holes facing up. Place wood glue inside the holes and insert the stool legs.

Flip the stool over so that it is standing on its legs. Allow the wood glue to dry for 24 hours.

Stack wood plugs on top of the stool seat to form a hump. Fasten into place with wood glue.

Cover the entire hump with wood glue and set the saddle on top.

Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Tie the saddle to a bar stool with rope for added security.


Oak is an excellent choice for the wood. If the saddle bar stool does not look old and western, cover with fun foam to achieve that look.


Wear proper gloves for protection.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood stool parts
  • Wood glue
  • 1/2-inch wood plugs
  • Rope
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Reha Vai began working as a research assistant in 2001. She was credited for her research and was published in BioMed Central in 2005. Vai has written reading goals for Supplemental Education services for No Child Left Behind. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.