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Stakmore is still Worth it, maybe
on September 23, 2014
Its a nice looking chair but vinyl? Hmm, less dirt, less stain, less comfort, easy to tear?
But Stakmore has been providing wood folding chair in various stains and fabric options for a very long time.
Once made in the USA, now these chairs are coming in from Vietnam. Although they are still sell for $70 per chair, you can find them at Walmart and Costco (from time to time and at limited locations) for less than half the price. $30 each.
So why continue to buy from Amazon resellers? I really can't say. If you ever find it at Costco, you can return it anytime (up to a year, maybe more). Not so with the resellers here. If you really need more color option than you probably have to pay for that since Walmart & Costco will carry only one color and fabric. Comfort wise, it's not better than the steel folding chair with the thin cushions. The metal folding chair with thicker cushion actually does feels alot better. But once I worn down the chair in a few years, I will probably reupholster the seat with more padding and better quality fabric. I agree with other comments posted that it is difficult to unfold, especially when its new. Hopefully it will get easier over time. I plan to keep mine for as long as it works. I do like that it looks just like a regular wood dining chair, better than those metal folding chairs which are tacky in a dining room when you need extra seats around the table. They do feel sturdy. No chance of the chair collapsing like the metal chairs when kids tend to tilt back on them. These chairs are not as easily to tilt back as the metal folding chairs. The plastic foot on each of the legs are quite small, you might opt to replacing them with one a bit larger or replacing with a felt pad especially on wood floors. Yes, there is a warning that this chair contains material, chemical known to cause cancer, but anything painted or stain, and any cushion will have the same warning. So don't be alarm by this. That's there to prevent the frivolous lawsuits. As these are made in Vietnam and maybe from China, I am quite sure they are sold to others to rebrand, but Stakmore may have a better mechanism, so beware. If you lucky to find the same quality, please let us know. I know Home Depot, Cosco brand, and others may have similar chairs but I have yet to compare them to Stakmore. But for me, if you can find a Stakmore for $30, it's worth it. I can always spend another $10 to reupholster and add more padding to the seats.