Multiple Models, Mini’s, and More!
Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC)
The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC) is the Most Comfortable Hardwood College Chair available anywhere!
This design originated around the turn of the century around 1900. The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC) is made in our small shop near Berlin, Ohio in the heart of Holmes County, located in one of the largest Amish communities in the United States.
The expertly sculpted back, Deco arms, and uniquely shaped seat are the keys to its extraordinary comfort. Other college chairs or alumni chairs cannot compare because they are made of straight turnings in the traditional Windsor style. This is a difficult chair to build, and requires extensive labor and skill to construct the continuous, flowing crown and arms that appear as one piece.
Only one chair company builds a similar chair and it is a fine chair, but its price is equal to three times that of our chair, and that chair is not Amish.
Only Alumni Chairs’ college chairs are Amish Made and Made in America. The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair is both a timeless masterpiece and a great bargain. Customers have requested this alumni chair for their offices (with and without logos) simply because of this collegiate chair’s extraordinary comfort. The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair is a perfect donor award, graduation gift, and retirement gift.
The standard finish for the ACAC College Chair is Black Lacquer on brown maple.
For the graduate or honoree who deserves something special, elegant, unique, and truly sophisticated, this is the chair: OCS 228 (Rich Tobacco) Stain on brown maple
As an option, we can finish this alumni chair with a brighter, stunning OCS 225 (Mission Maple) stain
This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion.
For more information about Alumni Chairs, College Chairs, Hardwood Chairs, Amish Made, Retirement Gifts, Retirement Chairs, Collegiate Chairs, Academic Chair, Graduation Gifts, Jury Chairs, Graduation Chairs, Best College Chairs, Academic Chairs, Law Firm Furniture, Medical Office Furniture, Medical Office Chairs, Graduation Gifts for Her, Jury Chair, Barrister Chairs, and Lawyer Chair, please phone us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair (ATCC)
There is no better way to honor a recent graduate, a proud alumnus, a retiring faculty member, or a dedicated employee. Instead of the factory-made chairs on the market, consider this finely handcrafted collegiate chair of solid maple.
The Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair (ATCC) is the most popular style on the market. There are several brands of Captain’s Chairs on the market, some of which are made overseas in parts and are imported for assembly.
Our alumni chairs are made in a small shop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in an old tradition of hand-made, high-quality furniture. The construction of the undercarriage of this chair is much more solid than that of competitive chairs. We place our front stretcher (horizontal components that connect with the four legs) across the front of the chair. Please study the image above and compare the legs and stretchers to other college chairs you might consider. We believe that you will readily see the difference. Our Captain’s Chairs are finished individually in individual paint booths by one person whereas others are assembled and finished in a production-line. Our seats are solid maple with a flawless maple veneer that enables us to make a beautiful seat. We use a high-pressure spray system to finish our captains chairs perfectly, one captains chair at a time. All brilliant gold or bright silver hand-striping highlights are carefully painted by hand to match the colors of the logos. Clients who prefer logos in official school colors can request logos installed by our TrueColor Logos™ process.
These are the highest quality Captain’s Chairs available. They may be a bit more expensive, but they are well constructed, are beautifully finished, and will last for generations.
- No inexpensive laminated woods; all solid woods.
- No automated painting; all hand painted.
- Perfect colors matching official, Pantone™ colors
- Great attention to detail
- Made in America, entirely
Our Traditional College Chairs are all made of Maple, exclusively. Traditional Captain’s Chairs are most often ordered in our elegant Black Lacquer finish, but they may be ordered in part or entirely in one of three stains – Cherry, Light Maple, and Walnut:
Note: Customers who choose Arms, Crown, Arms & Crown, or an Entire Chair in any of these stains should be aware that the chair is considered to be a custom chair. We ask customers to be certain of their color choices. Any changes to color after a college chair has been completed is costly. Although Affinity Classics may be able to 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 captain’s chairs and chair parts.
Although we provide the above color swatches (samples) the actual colors of stains can vary greatly. Stains vary from one mixture to another. Also, individual pieces of wood can absorb and display stains differently. Often the cherry stain on Traditional College Chairs will be lighter than the customer had anticipated; our cherry stained maple arms and crown tend to be a bit lighter than other cherries. Sometimes it is better for one to order a walnut stain, if one prefers a darker cherry.
This chair normally requires 4-6 weeks to complete.
To learn more about our College Chairs, Captains Chairs, Boston Rockers, Engraved Chairs, Captains Swivel Chairs, Retirement Chairs, Engraved Rocking Chairs, Engraved Bench, Retirement Chair, Commemorative Chairs, Captains Swivel Chair, Standard Chairs, Swivel Desk Chair, Academic Chairs, College Benches, Engraved Benches, Insignia Chairs, Graduation Chairs, Personalized Chairs, and Traditional Furniture, please call us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Child Rocking Chair (ACRC)
There is a beautifully constructed chair. It is sturdy; there is no more solid rocking chair for children. This Amish chair is built in Ohio.
A significant, loving gift to a child, which will make a lasting impression. Children love their very own, special college chair, unaware that it can remain in their family for generations.
The Affinity Child Rocking Chair (ACRC) is the best, little rocking chair made. You can be assured that it will serve your kids and theirs, as well. The maple ACRC is available in either light, natural maple or dark brown stain. Amish-made in Ohio and built to last for generations.
As an option, we make this alumni chair of hard maple with OCS 100 (Natural) stain.
One young lady, age 4, upon receiving her new rocking chair, refused to leave her little alumni chair all day and evening until bedtime, insisting on enjoying dinner in her new and very own Rocking Chair. Perfect for most children, ages 2-7.
“We received the…Child’s Rocking Chair and my four-year-old daughter absolutely loves it. It is beautiful, and it is so well made. We look forward to enjoying it for many years to come and keeping it in our family for future generations to enjoy as well. Thank you!”
As a bonus, there is no better way to start your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild off early in life with knowledge and even love of your Alma Mater! You may find other child’s rocking chairs on the market, but there is no other recognition chair like this chair.
This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion.
For information about Child Rocking Chairs, Kid’s Chairs, Kids Rocking Chairs, Childrens Rocking Chairs, Toddler Rocking Chair, Child Chairs, Kids Chairs, Childs Rocking Chairs, Child Rocking Chair, Childrens Rocking Chairs, Kids Rockers, Rocking Chair for Toddler, and Amish Childs Chairs – all Made in America – please call us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Mission Chair (AMC)
The Affinity Mission Chair (AMC) is a luxurious, distinctive college chair like no other college chair. Great comfort, fine finish, and attention to detail. Sitting is believing!
We designed the Affinity Mission Chair (AMC) to fit well in any contemporary living room or office but comfortable and spacious. The AMC’s generous, inside width of 24 inches makes the chair very “roomy” − an alumni chair in which you can curl up with a good book! This college chair maintains essential elements of Mission Furniture in the context of a comfortable, modern sitting chair.
The AMC chair displays shaped holes in the vertical slats that simulate the shape of each institution logo that is suitable for such uniquely shaped holes. Look carefully, and you will see the octagonal holes in the Ohio State examples (on left), which illustrate holes that hint of that University’s beloved Block “‘O” logo. Similar effects can be incorporated for other institutions.
Also, this chair can be made with leather-covered cushions in one of several basic colors as an option. Options of both wood and leather may involve additional costs and may affect delivery dates and shipping costs. The Affinity Mission Chair is a great choice for a Christmas gift, Holiday gift, retirement gift, graduation gift, and fundraising gift. It’s the most comfortable upholstered, university, sitting chair you will find.
This is a perfect alumni chair, university chair, graduation gift, and retirement gift. Leather upholstery is available at additional cost.
For more information about the Affinity Mission Chair, College Mission Chairs, Mission Furniture, Amish Made Chair, Mission Style Furniture, Affinity Mission Chair, Mission College Chairs, Mission College Chair, Amish Made, Modern Sitting Chair, Mission Chairs, Mission Style, Amish College Chairs, Amish Made, Quarter Sawn Oak Furniture, Made in America, please call Affinity Classics at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Laureate Chair (ALC)
The most distinctive college chair on the market is our Affinity Laureate Chair (ALC), an elegant, stylish, upholstered sitting chair.
A very sophisticated, comfortable sitting chair with unique style and the colorful logo of your favorite affinity group, charity, or university.
Affinity Laureate Chairs (ALC) chairs are modern, Classic College Chairs with French legs and superior upholstery. The ALC was designed to fit contemporary decor of modern offices and homes. It is a comfortable sitting chair with a high back and a colorful, three-inch high logo.
Our preferred wood is maple, with a cherry stain, but we are ready to meet your needs regarding wood and finish. You can have solid maple, cherry,or walnut, if you prefer, We offer fabric and leather. We will make an Affinity Laureate Chair to fit well in your favorite room or office…Amish-made in Ohio. The Affinity Laureate Chair is perfect as a graduation gift, retirement gift, university chair, and award chair. It is a very comfortable hardwood chair. Enjoy a beautiful, modern, upholstered chair that represents your Alma Mater or favorite organization.
We have made these graduate chairs with and without logos. It looks beautiful in fabric or leather. This chair normally requires 8-12 weeks for completion.
For more information about our Affinity Laureate Chair, College Chair French Legs, French Legs, French Style, College Arm Chair, Laureate Chairs, Upholstered College Chairs, Modern College Chairs, Modern Alumni Chairs, Modern Graduate Chairs, Modern Retirement Chairs, Amish Made, Made in America, and Upholstered College Chair, please call us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair (ATRC)
The Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair (ATRC) is a stately, traditional rocking chair made in the American tradition reminiscent of old, English, Windsor chairs.
The most carefully constructed rocker in this Traditional collegiate style. Solid maple seat with a fine maple veneer for a perfect finish. Colorful Logos. This is a very fine collegiate chair!
The Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair (ATRC) is a classic design and a fine complement to the Affinity Traditional Captains Chair and Affinity Traditional Bench. This Traditional College Rocking Chair is 40″ tall; Many college and universities promote this university chair because of its similarity to the popular captains chairs available on the market. As is true of our Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair, the ATRC’s arms and the crown can be stained in cherry, walnut, or maple to contrast with the body of the black chair. Our Traditional Rocking Chairs differ from our competitors by virtue of the fact that our chairs are built and finished individually in individual paint booths by one person while some others are milled overseas, assembled, and finished in a production-line in the U.S. As an alternative to the traditional styles of college rockers on the market, Affinity Classics offers the Affinity Mission Rocking Chair, a heavy, sturdy, chair which provides a firm, upholstered seat and back. It is a uniquely comfortable chair that will outlast any traditional chair.
Our Traditional College Chairs from Maple, exclusively, and our Traditional Chairs are most often ordered in our elegant Black Lacquer finish, but they may be ordered in part or entirely in one of three stains – Cherry, Light Maple, and Walnut:
Note: Customers who choose Arms, Crown, Arms & Crown, or an Entire Chair in any of these stains should be aware that 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 may be able to 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. This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion.
For more information about College Rocking Chairs, Traditional Rocking Chair, Boston Rocker, College Chairs, University Chairs, Captains Chairs, Boston Rockers, Alumni Chairs, Retirement Rockers, Retirement Chairs, Boston Rocker, Childrens Rocking Chairs Engraved Rockers, College Rocking Chair, Engraved Rocking Chairs, Engraved Rocker, Engraved Rockers, Boston Rockers, Alumni Rocking Chair, Retirement Rockers, Engraved Rocking Chairs, Amish Rocking Chairs, Engraved Rockers, Engraved Rocking Chair, and Traditional Rocking Chairs, please phone 866.748.2230.
Affinity Mission Rocking Chair (AMRC)
The Affinity Mission Rocking Chair (AMRC) is a heavy and sturdy Amish rocking chair but it is very cozy and comfortable. There is no other college chair like it!
A simply elegant and comfortable college rocking chair with a firm seat and tall back. A classic, heavy, sturdy chair worthy of the reputation enjoyed by the best Amish craftsmen. Although true to the Mission Style and historic American Craftsman Movement, the Affinity Mission Rocking Chair is a luxurious, comfortable rocking chairs made by Amish craftsmen in Holmes County, Ohio. These stately rocking chairs are substantial – tall, wide, and heavy. The AMRC is available in Brown Maple and Quarter-sawn White Oak with a beautiful, golden finish.
The Affinity Mission Rocking Chair is built, finished, and upholstered in a beautiful, rural area of Wayne County, Ohio by an Amish family that specializes in this type of chair in their small shop surrounded by cornfields and a forest.
The upholstery includes high-quality, durable fabrics in official college colors, subdued non-college colors, or leather in one of several colors. These are well-constructed Amish college chairs to be enjoyed for generations. First licensed by The Ohio State University, these chairs are available to any institution, as well.
The inspiration for this chair is an expectant, young mother in the Chicago area who contacted us in 2012, in search of a fine college rocking chair in which she could rock her new baby and who was expected within the week! Well, we missed that deadline, but the little baby was right on time. The request set us in motion to build a chair that would be perfect for mother and child…and anyone who loves a solid and comfortable rocking chair with Mission side boards. Made in America as are all of our chairs. Constructed, finished, and upholstered in northeastern Ohio.
This is the perfect alumni chair, university chair, graduation gift, and retirement gift. Dimensions: height: 45 inches , width: 29 inches, and weight: 51 pounds, Leather upholstery is available at additional cost and extra weight. This chair normally requires 8-12 weeks for completion.
For more information about the Affinity Mission Rocking Chair, OSU Buckeye Rockers, Buckeye Furniture, Buckeye Rocking Chair, Boston Rocker, Mission Rocking Chair, Mission Style Rocking Chair, Mission Rocker, College Rocking Chairs, Amish Made Chair, Buckeye Rockers, Boston Rockers, Amish Rocking Chair, and Amish-Made Quarter Sawn Oak Furniture made in America, please call us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Traditional Deacon’s Bench (ATDB)
If you like Traditional Captain’s Chairs, you will love our Deacon’s Benches…the ONLY Traditional College Benches on the market.
Good benches are hard to find. Our Deacon’s Bench is impressive and can be customized and extended to great lengths!
The Affinity Traditional Deacon’s Bench (ATDB) is a unique extension of our classic Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair and a great complement to the Traditional Captain’s Swivel Chair and Affinity Traditional Rocking Chair. The Deacon’s Bench is 35 inches tall and 43 inches wide. As all of our Traditional Chairs, arms and the chair’s crown of the Deacons Bench can be Stained (Cherry, Maple, or Walnut) for a contrast with the body of the black chair. Also, the Deacons Bench is available in all Cherry, Maple, or Walnut stain. Deacons Benches are built and finished individually. They are finished in individual paint booths. As on our other Traditional College Chairs, all turnings (spindles) are skillfully highlighted by hand in brilliant, metallic gold paint.
Our Traditional College Chairs from Maple, exclusively, and our Traditional College Chairs are most often ordered in our elegant Black Lacquer finish, but they may be ordered in part or entirely in one of three stains – Cherry, Light Maple, and Walnut. This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion.
We offer Deacon’s Benches in custom lengths. In Deacon’s Benches over 43″ wide, we will install an additional, interior leg(s), depending on the additional width. We can also modify the crown piece to satisfy the needs of particular institutions. These modifications effect costs and will require special quotes and additional shipping charges.
Learn more about our Traditional Deacons Bench, Deacons Bench, Deacons Benches, College Bench, Traditional Bench, Hallway Bench, Waiting Room Bench, College Benches, Windsor Bench, Alumni Bench, Retirement Bench,University Bench, Graduate Bench, Engraved Bench, Commemorative Bench, Engraved Benches, Insignia Bench, Personalized Benches, Personalized Bench, and Traditional Furniture by calling us at 866.748.2230. Also, in order to discuss all three of our Affinity Benches (ATDB, AMHB, ACCB) in multiple sizes, woods, and finishes, please phone us at the same number.
Affinity Mission High Chair (AMHC)
If you like Mission-style or American-Craftsman furniture, you will love this sturdy, oak high chair.
High quality, handmade highchairs are very rare, today. Take pride in this sturdy but elegant, Mission-style highchair that will serve your children well through many childhoods.
Our Amish builders in Northeastern Ohio have designed a beautiful, child’s high chair in Mission style that can serve your family for generations. Like the Affinity Child Rocking Chair, the Affinity Mission High Chair (AMHC) is available in either Light or Brown Maple or Quarter-sawn Oak. Equipped with a three point safety belt (see image) of one-inch black nylon webbing and a single, one-inch side-release buckle, the chair will hold your youngster securely in place. An optional five-point safety harness is available. This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion. Made in America.
For pricing or more information about the Affinity Mission High Chair, Mission High Chairs, Amish Made Chairs, Kids Chairs, Childrens Chairs, Amish Chairs, Amish Made Chairs, Mission Style Furniture made in America, please call us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Traditional Captain’s Swivel Chair (ATSC)
If you seek a stylish desk chair, our Captain’s Swivel Chair may fill the bill. Attention to detail like no other collegiate swivel chair!
The Affinity Traditional Captain’s Swivel Chair (ATSC) is the finest Swivel College Chair on the market. Many college and universities promote these chairs, primarily because, until Affinity began making its Classic College Chairs, the only college chairs on the market were the traditional Windsor-style and Hitchcock-style chairs. There are several brands of Captain’s Chairs on the market, the most popular of which are made overseas and are imported for assembly. Our Traditional Captain’s Swivel Captain’s Chairs are built and finished individually in individual paint booths by one person whereas captains chairs of other companies are assembled in a production-line. Our swivel captains chairs are made in a small shop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where there is a longstanding tradition of hand-made, high-quality furniture. All bright gold highlights (hand striping) are painted by hand and brush.
These are the highest quality Captain’s Swivel Chairs available with an excellent, adjustable, modern swivel base and mechanism. The base incorporates a five-star steel base solid-maple feet that cover the steel base and perfectly match the finish of the chair. The base is attached to a metal gas cylinder which is attached to the seat of the chair, enabling the chair to rock, recline, and swivel 360 degrees.
Our Traditional College Chairs from Maple, exclusively, and our Traditional Chairs are most often ordered in our elegant Black Lacquer finish, but they may be ordered in part or entirely in one of three stains – Cherry, Light Maple, and Walnut. This chair normally requires 4-8 weeks for completion.
Choose an elegant Affinity Classics Traditional Captains Swivel Chair for home and office. Other chairs include Deacons Benches, College Rocking Chairs, College Chairs, Captains Chairs, Boston Rockers, Retirement Rockers, Retirement Chairs, Laser Engraved Chairs, Engraved Rocking Chairs, Engraved Chairs, Commemorative Chairs, Swivel Desk Chairs, Silk-Screened Chairs, Insignia Chairs, Engraved Rockers, Personalized Chairs, and Engraved Chairs.
Miniature College Chairs (ACAC-M, ATCC-M)
Tiny Chairs for Universities, Big Business, and Productive Philanthropy. Sometimes Less Is More!
Affinity Classics works closely with Business, Development, Fundraising, and Philanthropy Professionals to provide special Miniature College Chairs that are a great way to honor special individuals and reward loyalty. We build full-size, custom chairs to be presented to donors of major gifts. For our clients who purchase our full size chairs, we also make Miniature Chairs that replicate their full-size chairs.
We build Miniature Chairs for Donors who prefer Smaller but Equally Elegant Chairs that are also more economical. Not every benefactor, client, retiree, or board member will want a large chair. Some individuals will prefer something that fits on an office desk or shelf in their den. Many donors prefer smaller gifts because they want their favorite organization or charity to be careful stewards of their essential funds.
If your development department, advancement department, stewardship personnel, or your business seek unique gift with which to reward donors, persuade major contributors to donate, or compliment a customer, we will work with you to design attractive chairs that only your organization can provide. Miniature College Chairs are an excellent means of honoring principal donors and donors who are mindful of careful stewardship and likely to decline a gift of higher cost. Also, employees and alumni of your business will appreciate a memento of your company or nonprofit.
We produce miniature chairs for university advancement, development, and alumni offices. Some universities have approached us in search of miniature college chairs to facilitate fundraising recognition and stewardship. Businesses have requested our Mini Chairs for the purpose of fostering loyalty. Because they may know donors and prospective donors whose contributions may not justify the expense of a full-size chair or the donors may prefer less valuable gifts, these offices have decided to make available small replica chairs that can be displayed on desks and shelves in homes and offices. Also, some individuals of high net worth may not wish to receive full-size chair or they may prefer that their favorite charity conserve donor dollars and avoid premium items such as full-size chairs, preferring that their charity be a conservative steward of donor funds.
We build Two Models of Miniature Chairs with Attractive Bases: exact replicas of our Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC-M, above, left) and our Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair (ATCC-M, above, right) each in three heights: four-inches, five-inches, and six-inches – mini-chairs complete with colorful, exact-replica logos. Currently we offer both models in an elegant black lacquer finish. Other attractive materials and finishes are available, at additional cost.
Our most popular Miniature Chair Base is made of Cherry and stained with a dark brown stain. We offer elegant bases in various wood species and in stone. We have recently created miniature-chair bases of New Hampshire Granite for Women of Dartmouth, in Hanover, New Hampshire and White Marble Bases for the Boston University Questrom School of Business.
“For our new endowed chair donors, we are presenting them with a miniature chair to recognize their transformational generosity”
We will design custom miniature chairs according to your needs, and costs will vary with size, chair material, pedestal material, finish, complexity, and the client’s desired delivery time frame. As is the case of our full-size chairs, our miniature chairs are Made in The United States.
Because Miniature College Chairs are four, five, or six inches in height, they are difficult to make and finish. In truth, they are labor intensive and not inexpensive. The majority of the cost is due to the painstaking, manual finishing effort including (1) the installation of Miniature Chair Logos 9-14mm in height and (2) painting tiny hand stripes with brush by hand. Before logo installation and hand-striping, Mini-Chairs are finished with the same lacquering process as our full-size chairs.
We ask 6-8 weeks to produce these chairs. Occasionally, we can complete chairs in a shorter time period, but it is best for all concerned to give us ample time. Please plan in advance.
All of our Miniature Chairs – just like our full-size chairs – are made in the United States of America. Some of our logo art may be developed in Canada, by necessity. We obtain many granites and marbles from the U.S.A. Some exotic granites may be sourced overseas.
For more information about Affinity Classic Miniature Chairs, Miniature Chairs, Miniature Chairs for Business, Miniature Chair, Replica College Chairs, Mini Chairs, Replica Chairs, Miniature Recognition Chairs, Miniature College Chairs, Replica College Chairs, phone 866.487.2230.
Miniature Chair Bases – Wood and Stone
Miniature Chair Bases can be made from various wood species and with a multitude of wood stains and finishes. Bases can also be cut from an infinite variety of stone, either synthetic or natural. Each base provides 2mm-deep foot wells for the chair legs in order that the chair will not slip from the base, but the chair may be freely lifted from the base to be admired. Our standard cuts of wood and stone include a square footprint and a beveled top edge. Base dimensions are 5.25″, 6″, and 6.5″ square depending on chair height. Wood bases are normally 7/8″ thick. Stone bases may vary in thickness from 3/4″ to 1.5″ according to the stone that is available. Stone bases weigh between 3.5 pounds and 4.5 pounds each and make a very impressive statement. Natural stone and wood will vary in color. Synthetic stone is the only means by which color can be controlled and a degree of color uniformity can be achieved.
There is ample space at the front of each base for a Personalized Nameplate to be added by our shop or by your choice of a local vendor. Our wooden bases are finished with a satin-gloss top coat, and four square felt protective pads are applied under the base. For more information, phone 866.487.2230.
Affinity Mount Hope Bench (AMHB)
The Affinity Mount Hope Bench (AMHB) is made in our small shop in Northeastern Ohio, located in one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. This bench offers elements of Mission Style and is heavy, strong, and sturdy. It is available in six different woods, and several Ohio Certified Stains that enable you to closely match it to the finishes of other Amish furniture in your home or office.
Choose among Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Walnut, or Quarter-sawn White Oak and in various wood stains. The bench is available in three lengths: 36″, 48″, and 60″. There is an option of a flat seat or a comfortable, contoured seat. Also, for commercial or high traffic environments, we can add “stretchers” that provide more strength and durability. The headboard can accommodate a seal or logo of your favorite institution. A very substantial, well-constructed, Amish Bench that will serve your family or your business for generations.
Affinity Columbiana Comback Bench (ACCB)
The Comback Bench (pronounced “comb back”) is made in our shop in Columbiana County, Ohio, a mere stone’s throw from the Pennsylvania State Line and not far from Amish communities in Western Pennsylvania. This sturdy maple bench is a modern piece designed in the spirit of our Affinity Traditional Deacon’s Bench. Because we make It available in six different finishes and it can even be ordered in a two-tone finish utilizing any of those six finishes, it can be considered a custom bench. Also, because we use popular Ohio Certified Stains, you can closely match the ACCB bench to finishes of other Amish furniture in your home or office.
The ACCB bench is available in three lengths: 36″, 48″, and 60″ (with addition of center legs for extra strength). As an alternative to the “shaped” headboard as pictured here, we offer a rectangular headboard in order to accommodate a seal or logo of your favorite institution or if a client simply prefers a straight top edge of the headboard. A sturdy, well-made Amish Bench that can serve you well for generations.
Affinity Berlin Mission Bench (ABMB)
The Affinity Berlin Mission Bench (ABMB) is made in our small shop near Berlin, Ohio in the heart of Holmes County, located in one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. This bench offers elements of Mission Style, is strong, and sturdy, and is perfect for any foyer or any other room in your home or office. This Amish bench is 48 Inches wide and 47.25″ tall and is a perfect match for our Affinity Berlin Mission Side Chair (ABMSC). We can install your college or business logo or seal on each chair. Wood and finishes include Red Oak, Cherry, White Maple, Quarter-sawn White Oak, and Hickory. …also several Ohio Certified Stains that enable you to closely match it to the finishes of other Amish furniture in your home or office.
A well-constructed, Amish Bench that will serve your family or your business for generations. This bench normally has no arms, but we can build the ABMB bench as a custom bench with arms, if you would phone us and arrange for a special bench..
In order to discuss this bench or a custom variant of this bench with arms, please phone us at 866.748.2230.
Side Chairs of AlumniChairs.com
We build fifteen models of side chairs. These are chairs without arms, that are intended to be used around a table – a dining table or a work table. Four of these chairs are also available with arms, and we refer to these as sitting chairs. All of these chairs are built by our Amish craftsmen in Northeastern Ohio.
All of these chairs are available in multiple woods and attractive finishes. Several of these chairs are available with seats of solid wood, fabrics, and leathers.
For more information about side chairs, matching, arm chairs, and matching benches, please phone us at 866.748.2230.
Custom Chairs by Alumni Chairs
Alumni Chairs is uniquely able to modify many of our 25 current chair models and create entirely new furniture objects to meet the needs of your family, institution, business, or other affinity group.
Design Your Custom College Chairs & University Chairs:
- Custom College Chairs gives you choices of our 25 chair models in addition to creating completely new objects according to your design.
- Wood preference: varieties of Maple, Quarter-sawn Oak, Cherry, Walnut, and others
- Choice of Ohio Certified Stains for Classic College Chairs
- Choice of fine finishes: black lacquer, natural, and semi-gloss
- Traditional College Chairs can be finished entirely or in part cherry, natural maple, walnut, and/or black lacquer
- Your preference of Colorful, Official College Logos; install one or more TrueColor Logos™
- Logos available in official colors, screen printing, engraving, or metallic medallion inserts
- Logos reflecting professional schools, activities, sports, marching band, other entities at your institution
- Choice of logos and number of logos
- Choice of fabrics and leather upholstery
- Personalized nameplates to include names, dates, and text
Features You May Request in Your Custom College Chairs
We start with solid American hardwoods. Our most popular wood is maple, but quarter-sawn white oak, red oak, cherry, ash, hickory, and walnut and other woods are available upon request. Our wood is kiln-dried to 6% moisture at local sawmills to ensure durability and resist cracking and shrinkage in extreme climates. We use no endangered woods and materials.
We will install logos and other images of your school or organization at a variety of locations on our custom college chairs. Images can include your school’s official college seal, college logo, and text. Only Affinity Classics can build your Colorful Images into our collegiate furniture through our TrueColor Logos™ process. Materials are wear-resistant and UV-resistant. We can also install logos with other techniques including engraving, silk-screening, and metallic medallion inserts. TrueColor Logos™ enables us to put real color into our Classic College Logo Chairs; our process is more durable and more colorful than the other processes. Custom logos can be developed at the expense of the customer as a one-time charge but subject to approval by the institution in question.
Some colleges, departments, professional schools, and organizations enjoy traditions of multiple logos and images that can be installed on a single chair. We can install secondary logos on the rear of our chairs as you request, providing that the institution in question will approve that particular combination. Our Affinity Traditional Deacon Benches (ATDB) can be embellished with up to four college seals, logos, or other insignia.
Affinity Classics enjoys a great advantage of working with Amish builders and finishers who are committed to Ohio Certified Stains that ensure identical colors of furniture provided by multiple builders. Our most popular finishes are either “Clear Coat” over OCS Stains or Traditional Black Lacquer. With OCS Stains, we are able to provide university chairs and college furniture that match extremely closely the finishes of other Amish furniture produced throughout Ohio and neighboring states.
Our North Carolina shop also uses only high-quality stains, coatings, and lacquers. We use pressurized paint systems to ensure perfect finishes. However, brilliant gold highlights (“hand-striping”) that are integral with Traditional Chairs are painstakingly applied by hand.
Our upholstery shop is one of the finest shops in Ohio Amish country and will ensure attractive, comfortable, and long-lasting seating. We create firm cushions that are professionally covered with durable, high-quality fabrics that are our best match of your school colors according to the institution’s specific Pantone® and its PMS colors (from Pantone). Specific PMS colors do not always enjoy a perfect match in fabrics, but we will find the closest possible match among leading fabric suppliers. We search for the best match in a commercial quality to ensure the most durable product. Our fabrics are safe and low in emissions. Most fabrics are included at no extra cost.
Our leathers are available in numerous colors but not in as great a number of colors as our fabrics. Leathers will require an additional charge.
Personalized Brass Plates
In addition to the logos that Affinity Classics will install in your college or recognition chairs, we can further personalize your chairs by attaching brass plates that contain text that is meaningful to the customer.
The general rule is that each plate can hold up to approximately 30 characters in each of 1-4 lines on plates of size 1-2 inches tall and 3-4 inches wide. The number of characters in your desired text s limited only by the space allowed. Our normal price for these plates is $49. Very extensive text may require special pricing.
In order to discuss Custom College from Alumni Chairs, please phone us at 866.748.2230.
Chairs Without Logos (NoLo)
If you like our chairs for comfort, styles, price, or any reason, but do not want to commemorate any particular institution, we have a solution for you. No Logos!
Any of our college chairs can be ordered without a particular academic or organizational identity (logo) . Ten percent of our clients order chairs without any reference to a school other institution. They just like our chair styles, woods, finishes and upholstery. These chairs may require 4-12 weeks for completion.
Without a school’s trademark, you can reduce the price of a chair because (1) we do not have to account for the additional cost of the administrative fees and royalty charges that often are calculated into the prices of college chairs and (2) there are fewer materials and less labor required. By purchasing our “NoLo” chairs, you are buying fine Amish and Traditional Furniture at reduced pricing.
For more information about our college chairs with no logos, please call us at 866.748.2230.