Metal Folding Chairs

thrifterindisguiseJune 24, 2013


I got these chairs at the Country Living Fair a few weeks ago. They were made in PA. The man who sold them to me said they were "camp revival" chairs and made in the 1940s. I just love the caning on them; I've never seen caning in metal before.

I painted them (because I love DIY projects) and am using them with a patio table.

But I wish I knew more about them... maybe what they were made for or the process involved in making them?


Here is a link that might be useful: Vintage Metal Folding Chairs

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They are common folding metal chairs, used by convention centers, churches, banquet halls and any other place that entertained large groups.

The mesh construction made them cooler to sit in, didn't trap rainwater, and made them lighter to handle. Making it faux cane is a nice detail. The same metal press that formed the seats made the cane.

This post was edited by lazygardens on Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 20:46

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