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Aluminum Chiavari Chairs vs Wood Chiavari Chairs

Aluminum vs Wood Chiavari Chair

To date we have written a blog post comparing clear Chiavari chairs to resin chiavari chairsaluminum Chiavari chairs to resin Chiavari chairs and wood Chiavari chairs with resin Chiavari chairs. We did this to shed light on the pros and cons of each product so buyer’s interested in purchasing Chiavari chairs could have an understanding of what they’re purchasing. There are a lot of different options out there – within the resin Chiavari chair category there are 4 different kinds of chairs. Having a complete understanding of the product your business will buy helps to ensure you’re getting the Chiavari chair that best meets your needs. This next blog post in the series discusses the difference between aluminum Chiavari chairs versus wood Chiavari chairs in an easy to consume list format.

Aluminum Chiavari Chairs:

  • Lightweight chairs – generally less than 10lbs per chair
  • Seams may be spot welded instead of fully welded
  • 1.5mm thickness and hollow
  • Because of the softness of the metal, seats tend to feature permanent cushions with fixed plywood base to avoid seat damage
  • Metal material shows scratches with bare metal
  • Water can cause damage to finish
  • Often, only 1 horizontal chair rail instead of the traditional 2 horizontal chair rails
  • 1 horizontal chair rail instead of 2 allows aluminum chair to stack easier
  • Aluminum is a softer metal which can subject the chair to more give
  • Aluminum can be (not in all cases) a more expensive metal

Wood Chiavari Chairs:

  • The original Chiavari chair was made of wood and for many it is the clear winner
  • Lightweight chair – around 10lbs
  • Can be bought in a knocked down or assembled format
  • Scratches and chips show the natural wood colour underneath
  • Easily sanded and re-stained or painted
  • A ton of colours available due to the nature of wood – can be stained a variety of colours that allow the wood grain to show through, or painted solid colours
  • Factory assembled wood Chiavari’s will be the strongest most durable – knocked down chairs often have screws come loose
  • Traditional 2 horizontal chair rails
  • Water can cause damage to the finish
  • Traditional Chiavari chair seat

If you’re interested in purchasing some of our resin Chiavari chairs or wood Chiavari chairs

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