Mission solid wood dining chairs are the main business for many Amish woodworkers. The mission style of furniture has been around over 100 years and is still going strong today. Many solid wood barstools show this design feature by the straight lines and slight curves. Barstools made from solid hardwoods are not easy to build. Many barstools have steam bent wood back barstool parts. These steam bent chair parts are made from heated water and pressure around a metal jig.
Amish barstools also have leather seats. By adding a leather seat to a barstool you actually add about 1 inch of height to the seat from the padding. Please factor this into your buying decision as the barstool arm chair heights will be "lower". The Amish woodworkers do not change the height of the arms on a solid wood arm barstool.
Shipping has always been an important issue when building Amish solid wood barstools. The barstools vary in height from 36" to nearly 50" tall barstools and is makes for a large delivery. We actually box each tall barstool with spray foam to limit any damage concerns before shipping to a local dock in your area. Some of our longest shipping trips are Amish furniture California and the long trip for Amish furiture to Alaska.
The Modesto dining chair design offers an arts and crafts style with exposed tenons on the side. It can be matched with our entire line of Modesto barstools and the Modesto dining table. The McCoy Dining table set is a close match, offering canted line curves and a tall back. The McCoy Dining table has a beautiful mission look.