If you’re on the hunt for new seating to use in your restaurant, bar, or pub, you may be feeling a bit like Goldilocks. Some chairs are too heavy. Others are too expensive.
How hard can it be to find a chair that’s just right?
Though some may think you’re being dramatic, the truth is choosing the right seating for your establishment is a big deal. Not only is it a significant investment, but it will determine the comfort of your guests, how long they stay, and how much they spend at your eatery.
Could there be a magical chair out there that is durable, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and won’t break the bank? We’re happy to tell you the answer is yes, and that is why we, as one of Sydney’s most popular purveyors of commercial furniture, are highlighting beechwood chairs in today’s blog. Though the name might have you envisioning bleached driftwood fashioned into chairs used to soak up rays on some sunny shore, beechwood is a versatile wood that works beautifully for a variety of reasons. Here are our top 6 reasons we think you should consider beechwood chairs for use in your restaurant or pub.
1. It’s Fantastically Flexible
Beechwood is known for its wonderfully malleable properties. It’s often used to create curved items like wooden instruments, cups, and utensils.
That same flexibility makes beechwood perfect for use in the construction of curved furniture. So, if you’re looking for dining chairs with sharply curved backs that will increase customer comfort or spiraled legs that will cause patrons’ jaws to drop, beechwood will give you the design of your dreams.
2. It’s Odor Free
Not everyone thinks about the smell that emanates from certain woods, but it should be an important consideration when choosing new chairs. Cedar has a smell you either love or hate. The smell of pine is often described as chemical in nature, and reclaimed wood can smell decidedly musty.
Beechwood, on the other hand, has no signature odor, making it perfect for use in crafting commercial dining chairs.
3. It’s Distinctly Durable
If you’re going to invest in a room full of new dining chairs, you want to make sure they will be able to withstand the punishment commercial restaurant seating must endure. Beechwood is considered “hard-wearing”, which means it can withstand the everyday wear and tear patrons inflict (though often unintentionally) on restaurant furniture.
Beechwood is non-porous, making it resistant to spills, and delightfully dense, which means it will not chip, scratch, or dent in the same way other, softer woods will.
4. It’s Low Maintenance
Not only is beechwood impervious to dings and dents, but it’s also wonderfully easy to maintain. Customer spills can be easily wiped up using a soft, damp rag. A dry cloth can be used to remove dust and the wood will benefit from the occasional polishing (assuming it isn’t painted).
It’s important to note that, while beechwood is a hardwood, it is quite sensitive to moisture and humidity and prone to rot under such conditions. If you’re looking for seating to use on an outdoor bar or patio, beechwood is not the choice for you. Use it in your temperature-controlled dining room and find another wood that is better suited to the outdoor elements for use on your patio.
5. It’s Customisable
The natural look of beechwood is positively lovely, with its light color and tight grain. You’ve likely seen natural beech in restaurants or cafes with a minimalistic or Scandinavian design.
But one of the many perks of this unique wood is the fact that it can be customised to suit the look of your establishment. It takes stain beautifully, allowing you to enjoy the look of deep, rich mahogany or walnut without the price tag. And it can be painted any hue to ensure your new chairs blend seamlessly into your current décor.
6. It’s Economical
Restauranteurs are often surprised by just how reasonably priced beechwood can be. In fact, it is one of the most economical of all hardwood options. This makes it perfect for discerning business owners who want quality seating without a high-dollar price tag.
We hope you’ll consider using beechwood the next time you’re in the market for high-quality seating at a reasonable price. It truly is one of the most durable, hard-wearing woods available to restaurant owners.
And, if you’d like to try out a beechwood chair for yourself, we hope you’ll visit our Smithfield showroom. We have beechwood chairs available in a variety of colors and styles, and we think you’ll be amazed at the varied looks that can be achieved with a little craftsmanship and stain.
If you can’t get to Smithfield, you can always shop our online selection.
However you choose to shop, we think you’ll be amazed at just how beautiful beechwood can be.