Folding Chairs

For centuries, designers have devised ways to make foldable furniture, and the quality of today's chairs have certainly benefited. Commissioned in the earliest days for addressing the comforts of military leaders, they also evolved into ceremonial centerpieces, including thrones for kings. As time progressed along with the advantages of mobility, these space-saving pieces developed widespread use among royalty and commoners alike. The benefits were also appreciated among larger gatherings as increased comfort began to garner precedence.

Throughout the Folding Chair Shop, you'll find a full range of styles that is among the most requested. Advanced technologies also assure these are quality products that will stand well for large-scale placement or residential enjoyment. They're available in the best materials, too, including wood, wrought iron and aluminum framing.

Utility seating includes standard metal frames with options for upholstered seats and backs or colorful plastic insets. These are ideal choices for auditoriums, conventions, school libraries, churches or other organizations. Affordability makes them a practical solution for quantity purchases, plus they're among the easiest to set up or transport. We have included dollies for stacking that increases their appeal.

More formal or elegant occasions require a different approach. When you're charged with planning weddings or other special affairs, it's important to provide a beautiful landscape of seats that will provide comfort. Wrought iron is an excellent choice as is wood, especially teak. For any outdoor dining or bistro location, armchairs and side chairs will keep guests happily seated.

Casual and fun folding chairs are simply a delight to own. Individuals and families can always find a need for these. Extra guests will never be left lacking with any of the great designs featured here. We offer loungers for poolside in several styles. Our ergonomic models are among the most flexible as they'll let you sit upright or recline with breathable mesh that conforms to and supports your body.

For grander entertaining, you'll find complete sets that make shopping even easier. In fact, you can find an array of matching furniture that will transform a plain deck into a great grouping. Create a conversation or dining grouping with all-foldable pieces and enjoy the beauty of bar height tables and stools, too.

In addition, director's chairs are also available in standard and spectator heights. Canvas insets and aluminum frames make them a lightweight favorite for heading to the beach or camping. With such amenities as popup trays and side storage pouches, they're simply must-haves for those lazy days in the sun and the sand.

Composite materials are an environmentally conscious choice and offer a bright alternative to outdoor seating. You'll find slatted designs with arms and adjustable backs. Steamer styles are just as enticing, but you can also select footrests that will pair with the uprights.

Folding chairs are an economical solution for different indoor and outdoor occasions such as performances, meetings, and conferences. They are ideal for gatherings in town halls, homes, churches, and even restaurants. Folding chairs are inexpensive, convenient, and easy to use and the backs and seats are designed to seat people of all sizes. They are stain resistant and waterproof; and are therefore not damaged by accidental spills or adverse weather conditions. Folding chairs are commonly made of plastic or steel. Deck chair, Glastonbury chair, lawn chair, and director's chair are included in the category of folding chairs.

Most folding chairs have same structural features. For durability, these are made with 18-gauge steel tubing frames and double-riveted. As it is a dependable and wise choice for any occasion and climate, some families take it for their camping trips. Organizations choose folding chairs to furnish their buildings, as benches or seats are expensive and take up space. Folding chairs come in different finishes and styles including wooden and cloth, steel, padded and unpadded, and decorative and functional. Certain companies also make customer specific folding chairs.

Standard, plastic, padded, reinforced, and desktop are some of the different types of folding chairs. Standard folding chairs are durable and economical. They are made of steel and are available in different colors. Plastic folding chairs have similar design as that of standard chairs and are made of polypropylene plastic. They are temperature neutral, more lightweight, and not strong as metal chairs. Padded types have vinyl-upholstered seats and are available in different colors. Reinforced form has an extra rear-leg brace for frequent use. Desktop folding chairs are ideal for limited spaces such as classrooms and small halls that conduct seminars. As it has foldable tablet arms, it is used as makeshift desks.

Folding chairs can be bought or rented from hardware stores and office supply stores. Before buying folding chairs, always check for stability and strength. Make sure they will match the tables and other furniture you already have and that they can provide bothsafety and comfort.

Downsizing can be easier when you use custom furnishings

By CHRISTINE BRUN / Creators Syndicate

One of the biggest fears held by those who have downsized is that they will no longer be able to entertain people in their home comfortably. While there are real challenges to be sure, there are also dozens of creative ways to overcome the hindrances of tight space so that you can still enjoy the companionship of friends and family.

Think back to college days, beginning with dorm rooms and how what the room looked like was barely noticed. As we grow more mature, it is true that many of us develop an entire system of very demanding style requirements and expectations about how our living space should look. Some people believe that the character and quality of their home is directly linked to how the world perceives their success. This is why size is such a big stumbling block for a lot of property owners who want the world to view them as accomplished.

But here we are, smack in the middle of titanic economic shifts that have crushed traditional measuring standards, and one of the first things to shrink after one's bank account may be the size of your home. I feel dedicated to giving readers encouragement and reassurance that even though one's home may become smaller, you will be able to solve the new concerns caused by limited space.

Flexibility is the first item on a checklist designed to assist. Toss out any preconceived ideas about matching the pieces in your living room or other public rooms. Nowhere is it written that you must have a sofa and a loveseat. Settle on what type of comfortable seating you want for your everyday lifestyle. After that has been decided then look for mid-sized armchairs that are light enough so that you can move them around at will. Also, look for ways to disguise auxiliary seating for when you do entertain.

Instead of selecting the typical sofa-back-style table behind the sofa, this homeowner instead commissioned a handmade custom bench. At once, the woven leather bench becomes a sculptural piece of art on a day-to-day basis, and when guests arrive, it can be drawn up in front of the fire for extra seating.

One of the positive aspects of a small room is that you require so few items that you can often afford to spend a little more on truly unique and beautiful furnishings. Another option is to use individual ottomans that, when pushed together, form one large surface for a cocktail table. For instance, Palecek offers the Hudson Upholstered Ottoman that is comprised of four wedges that form one circular leather ottoman about 40 inches in diameter. Carlyle Custom Convertibles also offers two half-round Chameleon ottomans that may be used as a cocktail table or secondary seating.

You might investigate any number of attractive folding chairs that are a far cry from a metal folding chair you would find in a church hall. Ballard Designs has several designs from which to choose, but my personal favorite is the tortoiseshell bamboo folding chair. I own six and use them on Thanksgiving and Christmas to stretch my seating capacity.

Of course, you can find slightly less expensive options at places like Cost Plus, IKEA and Pottery Barn. Another option if you have ample storage space in a basement of the garage is stacking chairs. These can be a bit more comfortable because they often come in upholstered designs. Track stacking chairs down through restaurant suppliers and office furniture dealers.

In order to fit more guests at your table, consider using a temporary top simply made from a sheet of plywood. Realize that the surface of the plywood is rough so use a lining such as an extra blanket to pad the feel of the table. Once you cover the blanket over with your tablecloth, no one is the wiser. Trust me that when you set a lovely table with fresh flowers and candles, no one will be concerned with the table itself.