If you’re looking for wooden dining chairs then you’re in luck. Here at Café Solutions, we stock a wide range of wooden dining chairs in different sizes, styles, and colours. From traditional to vintage through to contemporary, we’ve something for the most discerning customer and at prices that won’t put a huge dent in your budget.
Some of our best-selling solid wood dining chairs include the traditional Ladderback chair and No. 18 Bentwood chair through to our retro Student chair and our Bronx chair which both feature wood backrests and seats with a metal frame.
How to choose the best wooden dining chairs for your venue
The right wooden dining chairs can do wonders for your venue. They unify the space, create a comfortable dining area, and instantly update the space. Whether your café attracts young professional couples, families, or freelance writers, a key component is the chair that your customers are sitting on.
Finding the perfect chairs for your dining area doesn’t happen by chance. Your table and chairs are likely to be the focal point of your care or restaurant and should offer comfort and durability while complementing your theme or décor.
Before rushing in and purchasing the first wooden dining chairs that catch your eye, here are some factors to consider.
Modern dining chairs come in various sizes which are usually determined by the size of your tables or counters. Before shopping for wooden dining chairs, be sure to measure your table or counter height, so that your customers won’t be sitting too low or too high.
When it comes to wood dining chairs there is an eclectic mix of styles. Traditional, vintage, retro, Scandinavian, and contemporary are all popular right now. Pick a style that you know will fit in with your café while also portraying your taste too. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your café or restaurant, so you need to be surrounded by furniture that you like too!
Wooden dining chairs tend to come in natural or earthy tones. Untreated light wood can offer a change from darker chairs and is a good choice for small or dark dining areas. There are plenty of tones to choose from including mahogany and light oak.
As the name implies, wooden dining chairs are made from strong hardwood – oak, beechwood, and mahogany are popular. Often the woods are stained to bring out the natural colour.
Here is a selection of 3 of our favourite wooden dining chairs from across our collection.
Ladderback chairs have been around in some form or another since the Middle Ages when they first made an appearance in Europe. Their name was derived from the wooden slats which connected 2 uprights to create a backrest, which looked similar to the rungs of a ladder.
Strong, stylish, and comfortable, our Ladderback chair comes in a variety of finishes including oak, walnut and dark walnut, with or without soft cushion seats in shades of caramel, charcoal, and chocolate.
These upholstered wooden dining chairs bring a feel-good style to the table while the curved ladderback brings a touch of flair. The vinyl seat is as cool as it is comfortable and is easily wiped clean with little more than a damp cloth. With mortise and tenon-style joinery, curve support bars below the seat, and gently splayed legs, it’s a chair that has been built to last ad one which will withstand all the rigours of a busy café or restaurant.
Paired with wood table tops or counters, our ladder back chairs lend a rustic appeal. Alternatively, these side chairs work well grouped around large communal dining tables.
No 18 Bentwood Chair
Michael Thonet’s timeless bentwood designs have been gracing the tables of chic cafes for more than 150 years. This replica No 18 Benwood chair is manufactured in Poland by FAMEG – one of Thonet’s original factories – and continues to add charm to dining areas today.
Our replica No 18 Bentwood chairs come in a choice of walnut or oak finish and with a choice of stylish embossed pattern on the seat. You’ll also be pleased to know that the wood used to manufacture this chair has come from a sustainable source.
They look great paired with round bistro-style tables as well as grouped around communal dining tables. With their lack of arms, you can also squeeze more chairs around the table and accommodate more customers.
Gun Metal Crossback Bentwood Chair in Walnut timber
Another firm favourite amongst our customers is the gunmetal cross back Brentwood chair. This stunning chair features a steel frame and cross on the back with reclaimed timber seat and back which gives it a distressed look. This metal version of the bentwood chair has beautiful curves which are associated with the classic style while the metal frame lends a touch of modernity. Having passed stringent tests carried out by the AFRD, you have peace of mind in knowing that this chair is designed for commercial use and can cope with all the daily rigours of the busiest establishment.
If you’re looking for an alternative bentwood design that is light and easy to move around and will fit well into an industrial theme, even, then this chair is certainly one to consider.
Try pairing this chair with our jet black Alcantara marble table tops for a look that is stylish and elegant or you could even match it with our square cement tabletop with a Tolix base for a more industrial feel.
Mix and match
If you’re struggling to decide which style of wooden dining chairs to choose then why not opt for a mixture. Mismatched chairs lend a casual feel to any dining space and can be matched by colour or style – whichever you prefer.
Here at Café Solutions all of our wooden dining chairs are carefully selected for their quality and functionality. Since we deal direct with our suppliers, we pass on any savings to our customers offering great value form money prices.