Item #SEA257

5 in stock (can be backordered)

$389.00

Like an abstract landscape in vivid color, the Sargasso Dining Chair presents a vista that you’ll never tire of. Reclaimed fishing boat wood, with its layers of weathered paint, turns a chair into a work of art. Place one on the terrace or group a set around the dining table — either way you get a tableau that could have come straight from a gallery.

  • Dimensions: 17″ W x 18″ D x 36″ H
  • Seat Height: 18″
  • Chair Back Height: 17″
  • Weight: 24 pounds

Like an abstract landscape in vivid color, the Sargasso Dining Chair presents a vista that you’ll never tire of. Reclaimed fishing boat wood, with its layers of weathered paint, turns a chair into a work of art. Place one on the terrace or line up eight at the dining table — either way you get a tableau that could have come straight from a gallery.

And when guests ask, “Where did this beautiful piece come from?”, you’ll tell them a story that begins on the shores of Southeast Asia, where fishing families build their boats out of sustainable Indonesian teak. After many coats of paint and years of daily use, these faithful vessels are retired and come to us for transformation.

We choose the straightest planks and brightest colors for our reclaimed wood chairs. Skilled craftspeople in local workshops do all of the construction by hand, which gives our eco-friendly furniture unsurpassed quality.

The unpainted framing provides a natural contrast to the colorful boatwood, and the entire piece is finished with organic water-based sealant to preserve its patina.

Because our wood is marine-grade teak, the Sargasso Dining Chair is very durable and water-resistant. Each one comes fully assembled and as sturdy as you would expect from solid wood construction.

Feel free to incorporate this chair into your outdoor spaces too. Together with the Buoy Crazy Dining Table, the Sargasso would be perfect under a backyard pergola. Or match a pair with theHunky Dory Coffee Tablefor a coffee nook on the patio.

EcoChic reclaimed wood furnishings are handcrafted from Southeast Asian fishing boats. The wood originally comes from teak plantations in Java, which are managed for sustainability by a state-owned forestry company. Because the wood is marine-grade, it is more durable and resistant to moisture and condensation, and it adapts to changes in weather and season.

The reclaimed wood used in EcoChic pieces is selected by hand from fishing boats that are no longer water-safe. We only use boards that are 100% straight and intact, with no warping or damage. The unique weathered paint is preserved and enhanced through careful cutting and sanding. To protect its color and texture, we finish every piece with a water-based organic semi-gloss sealant.

Some EcoChic furnishings are accented with fresh white paint — we use Benjamin Moore Natura, a 100% acrylic paint with zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and zero emissions. Some pieces also use reclaimed iron that comes from dismantled bridges.

Cleaning is simple — just wipe gently with soap and water. Do not use strong liquid cleaners.

EcoChic furnishings, made from highly durable marine-grade reclaimed wood, are naturally water-resistant and stand up well to heavy use. As a result, our pieces are perfect for outdoor spaces and for high-wear interior applications like tabletops and seating.

Each piece is treated with a water-based organic semi-gloss finish. Low in harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), this sealant is comparable to oil-based varnish for its high resistance to abrasion, water, and solvents. As the sealant cures, the molecules become cross-linked in a lattice-like pattern that is much more durable than the single-strand bonds formed by conventional water-based finishes. The semi-gloss sealant gives surfaces a very slight shine.

Every EcoChic piece is one-of-a-kind because our reclaimed fishing boat wood is a natural and unique material that can’t be duplicated. Our product images capture the essentials of each piece, but they can’t show all the possible variations in wood grain, color, texture, and overall appearance.

To create consistency between pieces, we combine the boatwood we find into color schemes. When you order a product from a particular color scheme, you can be confident that the product you receive will look similar in color, although not identical, to the one pictured. Two pieces from the same color scheme will coordinate nicely. And of course, you can mix and match between color schemes as well.

If a particular product is available in more than one color scheme, you can see the color options by clicking the CHANGE COLOR button. If you don’t see the button, then the color scheme pictured is the only one available.