A Ladderback chair has "slats" at the back of the chair that resemble the rungs of a ladder. We bend the back slats to form a curve that molds to your back. This is a traditional technique that adds beauty to the style of the chair but most importantly comfort. When you sit in our chairs the back curves and it is not flat against your back.
We build a better chair:
Kiln dried wood from Maine
Steam bent posts
Solid hardwood craftsmanship
Many styles we make work as antique reproductions. Our Shaker style, New England Style and Country style ladder back are a few examples.
We manufacture our chairs and bar stools in Gardner, Massachusetts. The city of Gardner is known as the "Chair City". We have been crafting our chairs the same way since 1938.
Posts Turned on lathe
Mortise and tenon joints with glue. This makes a chair very strong and sturdy.
4 to 5 coats of finish
Glued not stapled
A tight seat handwoven with fiber rush. Our seats will last for decades. Our fiber rush seats are coated with a protective finish that can be wiped clean.