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#1 posted 08-03-2018 08:43 PM

We have a countertop height table, and we bought extra chairs with it to use at a countertop island in our kitchen, these have backs. We also have some simple stools. We had our daughter flip over sideways one of the chairs when she was about 1 year old, but she was tied down in a booster and wasn’t hurt, mostly just scared. I can attest to the tippiness.

So I think a long bench being tippy is a valid concern. I think you’d need to splay the legs out in order to alleviate this. If you did this, it might stick a bit out further than 16” especially near the bottom.

But benches are hard enough to get out from the middle of when they’re lower to the floor. Since these are up so high, you couldn’t just step over it, you’d have to scoot down to the end to get off. So functionally, I think stools would be better all around.

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