Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Furniture Rosette Logo
End Cap
Workshop-Direct
Hand-Built
American Hardwood
Heirloom Furniture
 
 

Mennonite Furniture Studios American Hardwood Heirloom Furniture

What To Look For When Buying Quality Hardwood Dining Room / Kitchen Chairs For Your Home

American-Built Heirloom-Quality Hardwood Dining Room Furniture

The Discriminating Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Room / Kitchen Chairs

Do You appreciate beautiful hardwood furniture built by craftsmen to last for generations?
Are You seeking just the right dining chair for Your dining room or kitchen?
If so, read this Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Room Chairs

Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Dining Chairs Guide – Download FREE e-Book

Hardwood Dining Chair Guide – Part 1
Hardwood Dining Chair Guide – Part 2
Hardwood Dining Chair Guide – Part 3
Hardwood Dining Chair Guide – Part 4

Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Dining Chairs Guide e-Book

 

The Discriminating Furniture Buyers’ Guide To Heirloom Quality Hardwood Dining Chairs – Part 4

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios
Amish ‘Classic’ Chair Gallery

Mennonite Furniture Studios Colonial Bow- & Sack-Back Windsor Chairs
Colonial Bow- & Sack-Back Windsor Chairs

Mennonite Furniture Studios Colonial Fan- & Comb-Back Windsor Chairs
Colonial Fan- & Comb-Back Windsor Chairs

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios English Bow-Back Windsor Chairs
English Bow-Back Windsor Chairs

Mennonite Furniture Studios French Lafayette Square Frame Chairs
French Lafayette Square Frame Chairs

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios Norse Manor House Square Frame Chairs
Norse Manor House Square Frame Chairs

Mennonite Furniture Studios Mission Prairie Square Frame Chairs
Mission Prairie Square Frame Chairs

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios Mission Woodland Square Frame Chairs
Mission Woodland Square Frame Chairs

Mennonite Furniture Studios French Vinyard Square Frame Chairs
French Vinyard Square Frame Chairs

 

To Find Out More About Exceptional Custom Furniture At A Very Fair Price Call 716.775.0206 Or e-mail

How To Obtain High Quality & Lasting Value In Your Dining Room Chairs

Understand which features You should demand and which ones You should avoid in order to get the best value from Your next quality bedroom cabinet purchase:

  • What To Insist On: – Find out exactly what to look for in a true ‘Heirloom Quality’ Chair that will beautifully accommodate Your needs, and be easily maintained to last for generations.
  • What To Avoid: – Find out how to look for, identify, and avoid common furniture manufacturers cost-cutting steps that will simply not bear the burden of normal use in Your home.

Things To Know When Buying Your Chairs

With modern glues and furniture finishes, there is absolutely no reason why modern seating should not be better than the very best chairs, benches or stools of the past. However, many chairs that you will find in your local furniture chain-store are mass produced to budget and are not built to last. Share some time to note with us some features of a superior chair, bench or stool:

Avoid This – Things To Reject When Choosing Your Quality Hardwood Dining Chairs

A Comfortable Seat Or A Pain In The Back!: A dining chair, bench, or even a stool should be built to provide hours of comfortable relaxation:

  • Wooden Seats – Look for a thick comfortably contoured hardwood seat, and sufficient back support to promote a good posture while seated. You’ll find that many seats provide insufficient support in the lower back area, or have parts of the back-rest that dig into you. Reject any chair that looks pretty but will not be comfortable for You!
  • Upholstered Seats – Check that upholstered seat cushions are comfortable, and can also be removed for cleaning.

Stable Seating: Find a flat floor and make sure that the chair, bench or stool sits in a stable position on the floor, on all 4 legs. If there is any rocking on a flat floor this is a sign of poor craftsmanship, poor materials, or both – so reject this chair manufacturer immediately!

Look Underneath The Seat: Is this furniture piece nicely finished underneath? If the bottom side is poorly finished, or otherwise ugly, this means that the manufacturer has “cut corners” to save money wherever possible. This is a sure sign that other chair components and / or the finish are also likely to be sub-standard, and this particular piece represents a poor “investment” that will degrade and become problematic in use.

Avoid Weak Arms: Arm-Chair Arms must be strongly supported. Look for 3 arm support posts on each side of a Windsor Chair (rather than 2). As with back posts & spindles, side arm posts should penetrate right through the seat for maximum strength. On a Square Frame Chair make sure that the arms are rigidly joined to the leg posts. If they flex or creak when you put your weight on them reject the chair. Avoid any chair which does not comply with these guidelines because you can be sure that costs will also have been cut in other places too.

Avoid Finishes That Are Not Guaranteed To Be Water Resistant: A quality finish will protect the natural beauty of Your chair for future generations to enjoy. A finish that cannot withstand water and common household chemicals is also likely to wear off easily with use.

Insist On Solid American Hardwood Throughout: Beware of the terms “all wood”, “solid all wood”, and “veneers” Avoid soft tropical woods and particleboard components that will split or crack when subjected to weight.
 

“I received the customized chair today. It’s beautiful! The craftsmanship is precise. Overall the chair is sculptured and symmetrical. The turning, shaping, and edge details are just right – hand made or just as good. The color is a great match to my walnut table and the finish is nice. My wife and I have tried the fit of the chair and it is very good as a dining chair for us, 5’2″ and 5’5″ tall. It’s hard to get a chair that fits short people and much harder to get a dining chair with the back support provided by the curved spindles on this chair. Thank you and the others for doing a wonderful job…
…I am completely satisfied.”
Gary Taylor

Custom Classic Colonial Bow-Back Windsor Chair
Custom Classic Colonial Bow-Back Windsor Chair

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios American Heirloom Furniture – Amish ‘Classic’ & Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture Classifications

Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture Piece
A ‘Reproduction Antique’, faithfully following a distinct and premier antique furniture piece. Mennonite Furniture Studios ‘Classic’ Furniture remains exactly true to the original furniture form and style, using the original joinery techniques.

Compared to the master piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality, and selected components may deploy a minor increase in wood thickness in order to address a known weak point in the original design.

Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality, and are more durable and easily maintained, than the antique masterpieces that they are modeled upon.

Mennonite Furniture Studios
Contemporary Cherry Dining Suite by American Heirloom Furniture
Contemporary Cherry Dining Suite Including Slat-Back Square Chairs & Elliptical Dining Table by American Heirloom Furniture

Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture Piece
A Masterful Adaptation of a distinct and premier antique furniture piece, with some alteration to increase both functionality and durability

Compared to the original piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality. Variations in both joinery techniques and wood thickness enhance strength and durability. Adjustment of the original form and style improve functionality.

Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality and more durable, requiring less maintenance, and offering enhanced functionality, compared to the original furniture pieces that they are modeled upon.

 

Mennonite Furniture Studios American Heirloom Furniture – Only The Best Endures!

Uncompromised Beauty, Functionality, Durability, and Value
The Quality Dining Chairs of yesteryear were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft.
Today, our Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo a long apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen are dedicated to unhurriedly building Your dining room furniture the right way – offering exceptional value without compromise!

 

BACK>> Part 1 – Your Guide To Recognizing Quality Dining Room Chairs


Mennonite Furniture Studios American Hardwood Heirloom Furniture
$SAVE$Buy Direct From Our Hardwood Furniture Workshop
Your American Heirloom Furniture Pieces Will Be Caringly Constructed By One Of America’s
Finest & Most Dedicated Craftsmen – Mennonite & Amish Furniture Builders
Build Your Legacy Furniture Collection At A Price You Can Afford – From Our Online Hardwood Furniture Catalog