Cannery Bridge counter stool by Sauder, $99

For (slightly) less than a Benjamin, Sauder offers a no-frills, wrought-metal, counter-height stool with an industrial flair. Its base is slightly wider than the seat, which gives it a sturdy feeling. It weighs about ten pounds, making it easy to move around. Rotate the circular seat to adjust its height—it’ll go as high as 27.5 inches, just a bit shy of a comfortable bar height.  Photo 4 of 8 in How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool