Wooden Folding Chairs

Anyone who has ever helped set-up or clean-up an event in a church basement or school gymnasium knows the problem. Wooden folding chairs are often bulky, heavy and difficult to stack and store properly. Here are some typical examples and a new idea.

Sears Item# 00869907000

This design has a vintage look, but is unfriendly to backs that have to sit in it or fingers that have to fold it. (Sears Item# 00869907000)

SKM1009

This chair tries to emulate a popular style, but the steel hinges ruin it. (Wal-Mart SKM1009)

Central Model#:  929-001

Now we’re getting somewhere. Looks good and possibly comfortable and not obvious that it folds.Central Restaurant Products Model#: 929-001

This chair by Ufuk Keskin is a fresh direction. At only 3/4″ thick it is cut from a single piece of plywood. Definitely wins in the folding department, but I’d be leery about spending an hour in one during the next children’s pageant.
ufuk-keskin

Christian Desile’s design

also allows for ultra-flat storage.

foldingchair72-450

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