One of the best way to dress up a sturdy beech wood chair is with a little upholstery. There are decorative nails on the back rest and on the seat near the frame. We can do this bar stool in any of our standard wood finishes and there is no limit to our upholstery options. This chair is as sturdy as a ladder back chair or a school house beechwood chair because it is the same basic structure. When you add upholstery to the bar stool, it becomes a totally different project. We can add a diamond tufting pattern to the back rest. We could do a pulled seat. There are so many options.