A friend in the library business asked if we could mix hardwood species for our popular Charleston chair, and this custom request became a gorgeous design example. The Northampton is a spin on the classic schoolhouse chair design, where we use two different wood species for a natural study in contrasts. This ideal seating unites our line’s durability and comfort with intense, eye-catching beauty, delighting both your patrons and staff during nonstop daily use.
The seat and spindles use a different wood specie than the rest of the chair, which matches well with hardwood tables with a natural finish. We recommend a natural finish for this chair, as shown, in order to emphasize the innate beauty of the two contrasting hardwoods. This treatment would also work well with Cherry and Walnut, and would also look great on many of our other chairs.