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09-16-2019 02:40 PM
I'm thing of replacing my current dining table but possibly keeping my Arrow Back Windsor chairs and adding two upholstered chairs for each end.
While browsing with DS we saw a rustic set with a dining bench. He loved the idea and while it is a spacesaver I always thought of dining benches as more for little ones at the table. I included two examples, one padded/upholstered and one not.
Any thoughts ? Comfort? Yea or Nay?
09-16-2019 02:48 PM
My niece has one at her dining table. It's very uncomfortable.
She has a beautiful long table with chairs at the ends and on one side, but a bench the other side. Nobody wants to sit on the bench. LOL
Plus, it looks off balance. When you look at the table, you see chairs on one side and nothing on the other side because the bench is hidden by the table.
I think she's going to wind up buying chairs to replace the bench.
09-16-2019 02:52 PM
They were popular for a while. I think they work great for kids and young people with strong backs. Bench seating would be very uncomfortable for those of us bad backs, it would put too much strain on a person's back.
09-16-2019 03:00 PM
no, while they look good, they are not practical at all. would not like to sit on a bench to eat in a dining room. to me, a bench is reserved for a picnic table.
09-16-2019 03:10 PM
@Snowpuppy Just my opinion: I find them to be very uncomfortable. Also I'm of the opinion they are not meant for formal dining. And I feel like I've drawn the "short straw" when I've sat on one at someone's formal dinner party. They really aren't comfortable, even the padded ones.
09-16-2019 03:10 PM - edited 09-16-2019 03:24 PM
To me they are uncomfortable, no back support, sliding in and out is a hassle, and look a bit unfinished. I think your existing chairs with two new additions sounds good. Windsor chairs! 👍
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