Give Your College Chairs the Finishing Touch!
Finish of Affinity Traditional College Chairs
Our Amish craftsmen build our 25 Chair Models Maple and Cherry wood, primarily, but other woods are also available by request. Our Traditional Chairs are most often ordered in our elegant Black Lacquer finish, but they are often ordered with crowns and/or arms in popular cherry stains of our Ohio Certified Stains, below. We build all arms and all crowns of solid cherry. Our cherry arms and crowns are much more attractive than the plain maple crowns and arms of competitive chairs; cherry is more expensive but the results justify the extra effort.
When customers choose Arms, Crown, Arms & Crown, or an Entire Chair in any of these stains, we must consider the chair to be a custom chair. We ask customers to be certain of their color choices. Any changes to color after a chair has been completed is costly. Although Affinity Classics can likely make those changes, requests to change colors after delivery can only be satisfied at the expense of the customer, including labor, materials, shipping, and any other appropriate expenses. Therefore, we always encourage customers to be certain of their color choices before ordering and discuss colors with us before ordering stained chairs and chair parts.
Customers most often request our Traditional Chairs with cherry arms and/or crowns (headrests) stained in our Washington Cherry Stain OCS 107). Although Black Lacquer finishes require multiple coats: a sealer, a primer, and black lacquer, stained woods require only several clear coats over the stained finish. We use CCI coating products, and we paint in dedicated paint booths with pressurized paint-gun system − one chair at a time in separate, specialized paint booths for each spraying operation. We do not employ a production-line for building or finishing. All highlights (hand striping) of these Traditional Chairs are skillfully hand-painted with a small brush in metallic gold or silver paint. One person finishes each chair to ensure the best possible college chair finish. The choice of the color of hand-striping may vary with each stain; please discuss with us.
Finish of our Classic and Heritage Chairs College Chairs
Our Amish finisher use exclusively stains that are designated as Ohio Certified Stains (OCS). These stains are standardized to enable builders and finishers to create furniture that is compatible across the furniture and the finishing industries in Ohio and neighboring states, enabling a buyer to acquire furniture from multiple buyers, which have compatible and consistent finishes. In addition, OCS stains are environmentally safe. All samples shown below are OCS certified stains.
Certain college chair styles are best expressed in specific combinations of woods and select certain finished. Certain college and university logos and identities favor certain certain colors of wood, logos, finish, and fabric. Although the Affinity Mission Chair is very attractive in Brown Maple with Asbury Stain (OCS 117, sample below), it is stunning with Mission Maple (OCS 225) on Brown Maple or Harvest (OCS 116) on Quarter-sawn White Oak. Our most popular stain for our ACAC chairs is dark brown, Rich Tobacco Stain (OCS 228).
Likewise, while the Affinity Laureate Chair is attractive in Brown Maple with Natural (OCS-100) stain, it is beautiful in Cherry wood with New Carrington (FC-N3173), Mission Maple (OCS 225), or Rich Tobacco (OCS 228) stain.
Affinity Classics intends to create chairs in the college chair finish and color of your choice. We are not confined to only the colors listed below. If you seek a stain that is a bit darker or a bit lighter, we can accommodate your request. However, it must be understood that colors represented on your computer display are not exact and custom colors are not always exact. We will do our best to meet your color objectives.
All chairs are finished with a durable semi-gloss clear coat of lacquer.