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5 Affordable Options for Extra Seating

5 Affordable Options for Extra Seating

It’s always good to have last-minute additional dining room seating. Here are five great folding chairs that are both tasteful and versatile.

Above: The Terje Folding Chair in beech is $14.99 at Ikea.


Above: These classic Hercules Black Metal Chairs are $12.99 at Folding Chairs 4 Less.

Above: The Alston Buiani Folding Chair, made in Italy, is $99 for a set of four from Chairs Fun Store.

Above: Sturdy and versatile, the White Metal Folding Chair is $16 at Crate & Barrel.


Above: West Elm’s Folding Chairs are available in glossy chocolate, red, and white lacquer; $39 each or $156 for a set of four.

In a pinch: What are some items you’ve used to help guests take the load off?

For more ideas on dining chairs, check out Remodelista’s posts 10 Easy Pieces: Red Dining Chairs, Steal This Look: Roy McMakin Chairs, and 10 Easy Pieces: Colorful Outdoor Dining Chairs.

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12:47PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012


12:46PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012


6:12PM PST on Feb 9, 2012


3:57AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

One time, we didn't have enough seats, so we brought in lawn chairs from outside and one guy even sat up on top of the bar.

10:28AM PST on Feb 4, 2012


11:31AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Not only are most folding chairs not very comfy, but it's quite a bit more envirementally friendly to pick things up at yard sale/thift store/2nd hand and y'know re-use things. They are good space savers though...

2:35PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

You have seemed to have forgotten how uncomfortable folding chairs are.

12:06PM PST on Jan 26, 2012

Thanks - but I think I pass on the folding chairs.

I am using a long re-vamped bench I found in a thrift store, and when it is not used for seating, I 'store' it under the windows with flowers, books and pillows on top.

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3:34PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Noted! Thanks, Remodelista!

1:56PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Not even one of them looks the least bit comfortable!

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