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Wood Chairs

Chair finishes

What are Chair Finishes?   

Chair finishes add protection and enhance the wood's beauty. Popular finish options include varnish, penetrating resin, shellac, lacquer, wax, and oil. Finishing is almost always present in wood pieces because it serves an important purpose in the life of a piece of furniture. ...

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What Makes a Chair Durable?

What makes a chair able to stand the test of time? We know that chairs can not only survive, but thrive for decades (and perhaps even lifetimes). Several factors contribute to a chair's durability, such as construction materials, chair design, chair joints, and quality....

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History of the Modern Wooden Chair

The notion of sitting has been around since mankind evolved to stand on two legs. However, the earliest record of the modernized western concept of chairs actually dates back to Egyptian tomb paintings around 3100 B.C. In these paintings, Pharaohs and high priests were always...