Thatcher

With a nod to classic Shaker influences, the Thatcher chair mixes easily with a variety of styles, from mid-century to modern. Handcrafted in Vermont, each chair is made from solid wood with mortise-and-tenon joinery.

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Thatcher Side Chair
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (31)
  • Quality construction (28)
  • Comfortable (27)
  • Durable finish (14)
  • Easy to clean (14)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Dining room (28)
  • Kitchen (18)
  • Desk chair (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (17), Eclectic (12), Classic/traditional (11), Mid-century modern (8), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for my Scandi-inspired room!

By emmaj

from San Francisco, CA

Style Design Inspired, Japanese Modern, Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Scandinavian Modern

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Employee product review

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable finish
  • Easy to clean
  • George Nakashima-inspired
  • Great Design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desk chair
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen

    Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

    Out of all the dining chairs that Room & Board designs/makes, I think the Thatcher chair doesn't get nearly enough credit for its beautiful, simple design. In particular I admire how much the Thatcher chair reminds of me of chairs designed by George Nakashima, a Japanese-American furniture designer. Nakashima drew inspiration from both classic Japanese woodworking techniques and American Shaker aesthetics. I love that the Thatcher chair looks like a mix between a classic Windsor chair, with a slight Japanese aesthetic. You see these styles of chairs all over Scandinavian design blogs and within Japanese interiors. This one made by Room & Board is particularly well made and strikes the right balance between modern and traditional. It looks perfect in my small apartment; small spaces means that every design decision must count since I cannot have much in my home! The Thatcher chair communicates just the right simplistic, but elegant design that I hope to have in all parts of my home.

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    5.0

    Love these chairs

    By Michelle B.

    from Newport Beach, CA

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to clean
    • Great Design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Kitchen

      Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

      Thus chair is a modern classic - attractive comfortable and well made.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was professional and on time.

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      5.0

      An update classic, comfortable chair

      By Thatcher Side Chair

      from Sacramento, CA

      Style Eclectic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dining Room

        Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

        We purchased an old cherry farm table a year ago and have been searching for the perfect modern chairs to pair with it. These chairs look amazing with the table, and they are the correct seat height (18") and very comfortable to boot. We are very happy with our purchase. A bonus: the delivery fee was minimal, and the service was superb. I will shop at R&B again!

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        3.0

        Not for heavy use

        By Shaker Fan

        from Saint Paul, MN

        Style Classic/traditional, Modern/contemporary

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design

        Cons

        • Difficult to clean
        • Not A Good Value
        • Poor finish

        Best Uses

        • Dining Room

        Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

        Love the design but hate the ebony finish. Noticed scratches on the back and arms down to the bare wood after a few months. The store charged $79 to come out and Cover the scratches, but now after two years the chairs are full of scratches.. Wiping up food not easy. Our children are grown but grandchildren visit frequently. Definitely not for a family with children and not for everyday use in the kitchen. I think I will repaint the chairs myself.

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        • Kitchen Eating Area

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        3.0

        Thatcher side chair

        By CJD

        from KS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design

        Cons

        • Finish Varied Between Cha

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen

        Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

        Love the look of these chairs with our cherry table, but the finish varied between chairs and on some it did not have stain completely on each spindle down to the seat of the chair. Disappointed in this feature for the price we paid. But otherwise we are very satisfied.

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        1.0

        wobbly wobbly

        By d

        from illinois

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Pros

        • Great Design

        Cons

        • Difficult to clean
        • Expensive
        • Poor quality
        • Uncomfortable
        • Wobbly

        Best Uses

          Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

          the back is so poorly constructed that it creaks and cracks whenever anyone sits in it

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          4.0

          Love 'em

          By Lily

          from Bay Area

          Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Quality construction

          Cons

          • Difficult to clean

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room

          Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

          Something about the finish makes it a tad difficult to simply wipe dust away. Other than that, they're a great set of chairs and we love them.

          No issues with the ebony finish scratching off yet, which was a concern of mine when I read the other reviews.

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          5.0

          Love the chairs

          By Scvenny

          from Littleton CO

          Style Classic/traditional, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desk chair
            • Dining Room
            • Kitchen

            Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

            Great service and delivery!
            Chairs are very classy and light weight and go well with our heartwood table!

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            4.0

            Lovely, well crafted chairs

            By LauraC

            from Indianapolis IN

            Style Classic/traditional, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Needs more contoured seat

              Best Uses

              • Desk chair
              • Dining Room
              • Occasional

              Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

              These chairs are so light I can pick one up with one hand, and yet they are very sturdy. They go perfectly with a Shaker style table that my husband made from a black walnut tree from our backyard. The wood grain is beautiful in the top horizontal pieces. The only con is that in traditional Windsor chairs there is more contouring in the seats, and they are more comfortable for that reason. They also cost twice as much as these. Still, these are comfortable enough. We also move them around to use as a desk chair, and will use them in the living room if we have additional guests. Extremely versatile!

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              5.0

              Thatcher Side Chair

              By Furnishing a new house!

              from Atlanta, GA

              Style Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to clean
              • Great Design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Dining Room
              • Kitchen

              Customer comments about Thatcher Side Chair:

              These are beautiful chairs. We have them in our dining room. They really add a modern twist to our traditional house. We are really enjoying them.

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