For most homes, the kitchen or dining room chairs are some of the most used and abused pieces of furniture in the house because they are typically used by multiple people several times a day. When we go out to select new chairs, as with almost everything else that we purchase, we look for style and appearance first. However some important considerations that are often missed are how often they will be used and by whom, as everyone in the house can put different types of wear and tear on your chairs.
In considering this, it is especially important to take a look at how the chair was constructed. A good chair should be glued, screwed, doweled, or bolted together. Some may also even be air nail pinned. Most people are very hard kitchen chairs in particular, so construction is a very important thing to consider when looking for something that will last in your home. Certain factors such as people leaning back on the back legs can put weight at stress points that were not designed for that use, causing it to loosen. This often creates a safety issue and can also void the warranty.
Starting out with chair that is lower quality can run the chance of its parts becoming looser even more quickly over time. Not only is a wobbly chair annoying, but it is also a safety issue as well. Sending chairs out to be disassembled and rebuilt can often be just as costly as a new chair replacement. One important thing to consider is that most chairs consist of an average of 14 to as many as 30 or more parts to construct the chair, plus the labor to construct it depending on the chair. This can make repairing the chair especially difficult if it is severely damaged upon its return. Typically the higher quality, well- constructed chairs will cost a bit more, but are well worth it in the long run avoiding expensive repair costs and safety concerns in your home.
if you are shopping for new kitchen or dining chairs in the near future, consider all aspects of your purchase, including their use in your home, their style, and their every day function for your family.
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