Chair - Chair Seats

Chair Seats

Chair seats vary widely in construction and may or may not match construction of the chair's back (backrest).

Some systems include:

  • center seats where a solid material forms the chair seat.
    • Solid wood, may or may not be shaped to human contours.
    • Wood slats, often seen on outdoor chairs
    • Padded leather, generally a flat wood base covered in padding and contained in soft leather
    • Stuffed fabric, similar to padded leather
    • Metal seats of solid or open design
    • Molded plastic
    • Stone, often marble
  • Open center seats where a soft material is attached to the tops of chair legs or between stretchers to form the seat.
    • Wicker, woven to provide a surface with give to it
    • Leather, may be tooled with a design
    • Fabric, simple covering without support
    • Tape, wide fabric tape woven into seat, seen in lawn chairs and some old chairs
    • Caning, woven from rush, reed, rawhide, heavy paper, strong grasses, cattails to form the seat, often in elaborate patterns
    • Splint, ash, oak or hickory strips are woven
    • Metal, Metal mesh or wire woven to form seat

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