16+ Unique Dining Chairs We Love


When styling a living space, the table often takes center stage in conversations, and rightfully so—it serves as the focal point where people gather, usually placed centrally in the room. However, chairs play a pivotal role in framing the table, offering the potential to highlight its features in a new light or emphasize defining characteristics. 

For instance, if you have a contemporary table with a sleek black metal base; choosing chairs that share similar traits can reinforce the industrial theme, while opting for upholstered seating provides a balanced, softer touch to counteract a more masculine aesthetic. Even more, experimenting with a mix of chair styles and benches allows for the creation of a truly distinctive and personalized look.
 


 

To help bring dynamic personality to your dining set, we’ve compiled some of our most unique chairs, all made with real wood. Furthering their one-of-a-kind nature, the chairs are made-to-order by skilled Amish furniture makers, granting you numerous ways to further personalize your set.

Examples of Unique Chairs From Countryside Amish Furniture

It's hard to find a better seat than the McAllen Upholstered Chair, thanks to its ergonomic shape, Amish craftsmanship, and Mid-Century good looks. However, what truly makes this dining chair unique is the specific way the upholstery meets the wood for a simple yet distinct appearance. You can order the chair with either leather or fabric, with each option presenting dozens of color and pattern possibilities. Opt for an understated beige or go for a fully unique chair design by selecting a multi-colored, geoprint motif—the choice is yours!

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Fabric or leather upholstery
  • Reinforced corner blocks
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $783

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The Woodinville Dining Chair proves that uniqueness doesn’t have to be born from busy design or bold colors, as it achieves a refreshingly unusual look while respecting the trademark minimalism of modern design. An understate back design meets dramatically splayed steel legs, a sharp deviation from the traditional angling of table legs. Best of all, you can color the steel in 6+ different colors, from Lunar Black to Unicream to Breccia.

Key Features

  • Hardwood back frame & seat
  • Cantilevered steel legs
  • Powder coating color options
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1134

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The Alighieri Modern Side Chair is undeniably unique, thanks to the single piece of timber extending from the floor to the top, creating a striking and statement-making back. Furthermore, the long, triangular slat further adds to the fresh aesthetic. While we love how the combination of the brown maple with a natural stain exhibits the wood’s unique grain, shoppers are free to select the lumber species and coloring that best fits their dining room. You can even add a fabric or leather seat to each of the chairs.

Key Features

  • Authentic Amish craftsmanship
  • Solid wood construction
  • Optional upholstered seat
  • Fortified attachments
  • Joints are mortise and tenon
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish

Price: $443

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Proving that traditional style can qualify as “unique” is the Larkin Counter Height Stool. Interesting carved details stem from the feet to the saddleback slats to the acorn pressback motif, all of which make this piece feel distinct. While it’s not the only pressed back chair sold on Countryside Amish Furniture, the elongation of the legs to either 24” or 30” provides a contemporary twist on a classic aesthetic. Make this chair truly unique by customizing the selection of wood, stain, and seat options–bare, leather, or fabric.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Acorn pressback design
  • Two heights available
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $535

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The best way to describe this unique dining chair design would be whimsical. Your eyes do not deceive you, as there are indeed two different upholstery patterns combined into a single chair. This freedom enables customers to let their creativity seize the reigns, finding the perfect balance of colors and motifs to fit their unique tastes and dining room decor.

Key Features

  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Solid hardwood frame
  • Nail head trim color options
  • Premium upholstery options
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $1450

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This is hardly the first ladder-back chair you’ve seen, but we think the rungs' playful curves make this design stand out. While you can choose a color scheme that holds true to the chair’s French Country origins, why not embrace the unusual with bold combinations? With our dozens of stain and paint options (and shipping of samples to your home), this chair can be your chance to let your unique personality shine!

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Side or arm chair available
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Glides under feet
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Optional seat upholstery
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $415

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The Cortez Modern Dining Chair’s unique personality arises from small details that collectively create a distinct aesthetic. For example, the back isn’t directly attached to the seat and is instead held by the arm. The shape of the back legs “swoop” to seamlessly lead into the chair’s arms rather than forming a straight line. What’s more, the chair’s lower profile is uniquely suited for smaller spaces and yet can comfortably accommodate taller diners.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Wood, fabric or leather seat
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish

Price: $1335

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While this dining chair may look classic from far away, a closer look will reveal unique design choices that make for an all-around interesting look. For starters, the corners at which the seat meets the base are rounded rather than crisp, producing a rustic feel to the rugged rough-sawn maple. Furthermore, our Amish craftspeople carefully polish and shape the wood for peak comfort while maintaining its live edge character. The end result is an intriguingly modern chair that feels just as good as it looks.

Key Features

  • Amish handmade to order
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Natural smooth live edge
  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish

Price: $973

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The Diamond Upholstered Chair—available with or without arms—encapsulates a modern vibe with its oval-shaped back and one flared leg. However, what makes this dining chair truly unique is its dual upholsteries, with a second one accenting the back differing from the one in front. At Countryside Amish Furniture, we give you the power to choose whether to use fabric or leather, as well as what the specific colors and prints. Opt for two tints of the same color, stark contrasts, or embrace bold patterns for a funky, unique look.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Amish handcrafted to order
  • Side or arm chair available
  • Leather or fabric upholstery
  • Floor glides under feet
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $808

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The Eagle Creek Dining Chairs provide a unique spin on traditional Arts and Crafts style with subtle yet striking circular cut-outs on the back’s paneling. This handsome chair is unusually versatile, slotting seamlessly into both traditional and contemporary dining sets. Tailor it to your style by adding or removing side arms, as well as choosing to exclude upholstered seating.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Optional upholstered seats
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade to order

Price: $487

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This next chair is unique, even for Countryside Amish Furniture, as it swaps out the traditional solid wood framing for a grey aluminum powder coat steel frame to create an undeniably chic, contemporary appearance. Furthering its freshness is the rounded silhouette and minimalist (yet sturdy) base. The seat can be made in your preferred fabric or leather, opening up a world of design options.

Key Features

  • Grey aluminum powercoat steel frame
  • Fabric or leather upholstery
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1320

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The Purcell Side Chair is carefully designed to provide optimal back support with a minimalist profile, leading to a unique chair that is both comfortable and well-suited to maximize the appearance of smaller dining spaces. For this reason, we name it one of our favorite chairs for pedestal round tables.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Amish handcrafted to order
  • Leather or fabric upholstery
  • Floor glides under feet
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $538

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Whether you're captivated by the minimalist allure of modern design or aiming to enhance the illusion of spaciousness in a smaller dining area, the slender powder-coat metal base of these unique chairs perfectly aligns with your vision. The wooden seat's contouring not only offers comfort but also adds an unusual visual touch to these stools. As a bonus, they come in both backed and backless options.

Key Features

  • Hardwood contoured seat
  • Powder coated metal base
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Amish handmade to order

Price: $1477

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The St. Louis Park Chair takes traditional design themes but infuses them with industrial touches, from the use of rough sawn maple to thin metal rods connecting the wood beams that form the back. Pair this unique dining chair with a live edge table to drive home a rustic ambiance or contrast it with a more polished piece for a nuanced modern energy.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Amish handmade to order
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Circular sawn textured finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish

Price: $993

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Another example of a common chair concept with a unique twist is the Kovak Folding Kitchen Chair. It combines the convenience of contractable seating with elevated craftsmanship or Amish builders and the innate elegance of solid wood. The result is a uniquely suitable seating solution for those semi-rare occasions in which extra guests join, whether it be Thanksgiving or a birthday celebration. Another valuable type of furniture for such occasions is extendable solid wood tables.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Side chair option only
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Wood, fabric or leather seats

Price: $326

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Introducing the Eastwood Arts and Crafts Dining Chair – your dining space's unique statement piece. Inspired by Arts and Crafts techniques, this chair merges timeless craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic rooted in its unusually styled back. Purchase this chair with or without arms, as well as with the option of a scooped wooden seat or decorative cushioning. 

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Side or arm chair available
  • Scooped wooden seat
  • Optional upholstered seat
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $438

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The unusually styled Fryesburg Swivel Bar Stool displays crisp lines, from the square cut-out to the straight, flared legs. The result is a look that feels ultra-current. This unique chair comes in both counter and bar height (24” and 30”). Choose to have it cushioned with the fabric or leather that catches your eye or opt for the scooped wooden seat.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Counter or bar height available
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Reinforced attachments
  • Glides under feet
  • Optional seat upholstery
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $675

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Browse Countryside Amish Furniture to Find Unique Chairs

Countryside Amish Furniture offers a full array of dining chair styles, from Colonial-inspired to classic to Mid-Century-themed to farmhouse. Despite the vast range, all share two attributes:

  • Countryside Amish Furniture artisans meticulously handbuild each chair to the highest standards, using real wood and high-end upholstery. The result is authentic Amish craftsmanship you’ll be proud to use for decades to come. 

  • Each chair comes with multiple options for personalization, making it truly unique to your tastes. Most seats let you select the wood species and stain, as well as whether to upholster the seat and with what materials and patterns. For many chairs, you can even determine whether it’s built to include arms!

To learn why Countryside Amish Furniture should be your go-to builder for unique dining chairs, click here. If you hunger for more inspiration, see 15+ Unique Dining Tables Made From Solid Wood.

 

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.