Nothing brings more warmth, style, and finesse into a space than a well-built wooden chair. Wood is naturally (pun intended) long-lasting. Its strength, durability, and reliability make it one of the most versatile, organic building materials.

Research these 4 things before purchasing wooden chairs:

  • Sustainability
  • Construction process
  • Customization options
  • Warranty

Wooden chairs offer great value, requiring very little maintenance. Wood is hard-wearing and easy to maintain—especially when a durable stain and finishing process is used.

However, wooden chairs are not the best fit for every business.

If you’re going to invest in well-crafted wooden chairs, that means you’re looking for something that will offer much more than just a place to sit. It needs to be stylish, unique, sturdy enough to last, and, most importantly, comfortable.

Are Wooden Chairs The Right Way To Go?

Use this checklist to know if you are buying good quality wooden chairs.

Before making a purchase, ensure you’re getting well-built wooden chairs. Understanding the manufacturing process is the best to know if you’re getting your money’s worth.

Here are 4 of the most important things to research.

Sustainability

Before choosing your chairs, inquire about the supply chain. Make sure you only buy chairs made from wood that is gathered from sustainable forests. That means the forest growth outspans the depletion by humans.

Sustainability also means the chairs are built to last. The less often you need to replace the chairs or even parts of the chairs, such as fabric, the smaller the environmental impact the product will have.

Learn more about wooden chairs built by Holsag.

Frame Construction

Before purchasing wooden chairs, do research on the manufacturer’s suppliers and construction process. You want a sturdy wood like European beech and oak. Avoid soft woods like pine. Make sure they use robust joints (like tenon and mortise) with a good process for gluing and screwing together the joints to mitigate chair movement.

Inquire about the type of lacquer that’s used. It should be sturdy, such as a catalyzed lacquer, that will hold the color and prevent chips and dents. A strong lacquer will also prevent the absorption of germs and spills as well as issues from humid or dry climates.

You should also ask if the frame is built to be stackable. Although it’s unlikely any wooden chair will stack as high as some steel and aluminum chairs, a few wooden chairs can stack up to 4 chairs high depending on the construction.

See how our Holsag chairs rate on this checklist.

Customization Options

Regardless of the look or aesthetic you’re going for, wooden pieces can be brought in to practically any design. The customization options are truly endless. Wooden frames can include fine carving and intricate color mixtures. The wood grain provides natural variants in color that can be quite attractive. That also means every chair is unique. Because of the wide range of color options for wooden frames, you should be able to get any type of fabric in any color that you wish.

If you’re looking for uniformity, wood might not be the best fit. Given that, beware of manufacturers that promised uniform color in a large order. They also should be able to offer literally any customization option as well as COM (choose your own material) options.

Warranty

If you’re buying a chair with a high-quality wooden frame, it will be incredibly durable and offer a long product life and incredible ROI. That means the warranty should be top-notch. If the chairs don’t have at least a 9-year limited warranty, watch out. Perhaps you don’t want to purchase those particular chairs.

If the warranty isn’t good, that could mean the chairs are made using low-quality wood. It could also mean the process for securing joints isn’t as intense as it should be. One more concern could be regarding the staining process. If a strong lacquer isn’t used, the chair frame could end up showing scratches and dents and have issues in humid or dry climates.

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