COLLEGE CHAIRS OF COMPETITORS OF ALUMNI CHAIRS

The images of and information about competitors’ captain’s chairs have been derived directly from the websites of those competitors.

Captain's Chair of Standard Chair of Gardner

College Chair of Standard Chair of Gardner, Maple

collegechair.com, 7/28/2023

 

YourCustomChair Captain'sChair

College Chair of YourCustomChair.com, Rubberwood

yourcustomchair.com, 7/28/2023

 

MLaHart Captain'sChair - no logo

College Chair of M.LaHart  (university seal obscured), Maple

mlahart.com, 7/28/2023

 

Captain's Chair of Standard Chair of Gardner

College Chair of Traditional Chairs, Maple

traditionalchairs.com, 7/28/2023

PLEASE LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE ABOVE IMAGES

Do you think that these captain’s chairs with college logos, these chairs of competitors, all look alike?  Well, the images on their respective websites speak for themselves.  One can clearly see that three of four images (from their own websites) of captain’s chairs with college logos, above, are based on the same photo.  As one can see from the images on the various websites and on AlumniChairs.com, there is one leading company that creates unique and well-constructed Amish, college chairs with a high level of detail.  Rather than mass-producing identical, cookie-cutter chairs assembled inexpensively from components that have been milled overseas, Alumni Chairs builds multiple styles of fine furniture, one at a time, in our small Amish shops located in Northeastern Ohio.  We ask all potential buyers who seek the best college chair with a logo, to do some research.  Please look closely at the images below to evaluate the differences between Alumni Chairs’ Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair and the other captain’s chairs with college logos.

Sources of images:  collegechair.com, mlahart.com, yourcustomchair.com, traditionalchairs.com

 

 

“We now have…chairs from 4 different companies and your chair is by far the best…”

 

COMPARISON OF OUR CAPTAIN’S CHAIR TO AN AVERAGE COLLEGE CHAIR

 

Captain's Chair of Alumni Chairs w numbers & lines comparison 12 pts

 

 

Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair of Alumni Chairs

Features – Captain’s Chair – Alumni Chairs

  1. Four logo/seal techniques
  2. Choice of 26 Ohio Certified Stains and other popular stains
  3. Solid Cherry crown & arms
  4. 34 hand-painted hand-stripes throughout chair
  5. Three nodes per leg
  6. Strong structure under seat w/direct connection between front legs
  7. Round vertical posts
  8. Fine finish under seat
  9. Brass Alumni Chairs Company plate under seat
  10. Signature of our Amish finisher under seat
  11. Solid Maple seat  (NO laminate or veneer)
  12. Perfect alignment of hand-stripes on a single plane

Average College Chair on the Market

Features – Average College Chair on the Market

  1. Limited logo/seal techniques
  2. Limited choice of stain
  3. Maple crown & arms
  4. 28 painted stripes
  5. Only two nodes per leg
  6. Chair lacks direct connection between front legs
  7. Beveled vertical posts
  8. Unfinished under seat
  9. Hand-stripes placed randomly – no single plane

Source of image of average chair:  collegechair.com, 7/28/2023

 

PRICING OF CAPTAIN’S CHAIRS OF COMPETITORS”

Competitors mass-produce chairs all of which seem to follow one, single design and, upon completion, appear identical. Only Alumni Chairs produces a unique design of a captain’s chair.  Its architecture under the seat is inherently stronger and, therefore, sturdier and more long-lasting.

  1. Standard Chair of Gardner (CollegeChair.com)  (Maple)  Identical chairs are sold by this high-volume factory and by several resellers:  Hundreds of college bookstores that appear to contract with Fanatics, Barnes & Noble, and Follette Corporation.   Price is approximately $400-$700US  (Maple)
  2. LaHart & Company Captain’s Chairs (Maple).   Price is approximately $625US  (Maple).
  3. Traditional Chairs.com Captain’s Chairs.  Price is approximately $725US (Maple)
  4. YourCustomChair.com – Captain’s Chairs.  Price is approximately $399US  (Malaysian Oak A.K.A. Rubberwood)

 

PRICE OF THE TRADITIONAL CAPTAIN’S CHAIR BY ALUMNI CHAIRS

 

 

ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF THE AFFINITY TRADITIONAL CAPTAIN’S CHAIR OF ALUMNI CHAIRS

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