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The Kariba Chair is a delightful and versatile chair suitable for use in the dining room, office, patio, as a kitchen chair or as a casual chair anywhere! It is designed in the tradition of the old Cape farm chairs – very well built with simple clean lines giving it an attractive simplicity that appeals to modern minimalist tastes.
The solid hardwood seat is ideal for long term durability and is very comfortable.
If built from African Bloodwood (a.k.a. mukwa or kiaat and the lightest version) or Zambezi Teak. It is a light, robust chair ideal for use in restaurants and other commercial applications.
The inspiration for the Kariba chair came from the very simple and practical Cape Dutch hardwood kitchen chairs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is very well built with clean lines giving it an attractive simplicity that appeals to modern minimalist tastes. Seats can be solid wood, hand carved for comfort. Upholstered or webbed also available. This hardwood chair is constructed with tight mortice and tenon joints, very strong oversize corner blocks under the seat, and solid stretchers between the legs to make it very strong and long lasting.
The materials used and finishes available:
The solid hardwood seat is ideal for long term durability and is very comfortable. It is beautifully carved to suit the contours of most behinds and is a real feature of this lovely little chair.
Where to use a Kariba Chair?
The Kariba Chair is a delightful and versatile chair suitable for use in the dining room, office, patio, as a kitchen hardwood chair or as a casual chair anywhere! It is a light, robust chair ideal for use in restaurants and other commercial applications.
Maintaining your Kariba Chair
Maintaining your Kariba Chair
Lacquered Kariba Chair.
To protect your lacquered finish place your Kariba Chair away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.
Oiled Kariba Chair.
Your oiled African Touch Kariba Chair receives three applications of Satinwood 28 Base oil prior to delivery. Our outlets carry stock, or you can find it in most hardware shops in South Africa. We recommend you do one application on installation of the furniture. From time to time you will need to re-apply the oil. If the furniture is used outdoors, please do the re-application every 3 months. When in doubt, re-apply when the finish looks faded or dry. The recommended application procedure is as follows:
- Wipe surface down with a clean cotton cloth lightly moistened with mineral turpentine. (Ensure that all surfaces are completely dry and clean before proceeding with the next step)
- Use a clean cotton cloth or soft bristled brush dipped in the oil and apply in light, short strokes, ensuring thorough and even distribution of the oil.
- Leave the oil on the furniture for at least 1 to 2 hours (but not more than 24 hours), to allow absorption into the wood.
- Use a clean cotton cloth and wipe off all excess liquid to leave a natural smooth finish.
- Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours.
If the surface of your furniture becomes a bit grimy over time it can be very effectively cleaned with Deckwash from Timberlife. Apply with a clean cloth. Work in well over the total surface and wipe off all excess liquid.
If a wet glass or similar is left on the surface it may leave a watermark. In this case please wipe the water off as soon as possible, and if necessary apply some more Satinwood 28 base. If the mark is still slightly visible you can rub with a little baking soda mixed with an equal part of water, wipe off with a damp cloth and re-apply the oil.
For orders of 10 or more chairs we offer a 10% discount. For large orders including multiple products please contact us for our offer.
- Origin: Zimbabwe
- Finishes: Oil, Lacquer, and White Liming
- Seat: Solid, riempie or Coloured Webbing
- Material: Zambezi Teak , African Bloodwood or Saligna
Sizes & weights (with webbed seat):
|Zambezi Teak||900mm (36”)||480mm (19”)||7.5kg (16.5lbs)|
|African Bloodwood||900mm (36”)||480mm (19”)||4.5kg (10lbs)|
|Saligna||900mm (36”)||480mm (19”)||5.5kg (12lbs)|
- The design of the Kariba chair is based on a traditional African settler farmhouse chair – a simple but rugged and comfortable chair that was practical to produce with the basic tools available to pioneer craftsmen.
- The Kariba Chair ruggedly built with very accurate mortice and tenon joints, reinforced by large, secure corner blocks, and strong stretches between the legs. As such it is eminently suited to the heavy duty commercial use of restaurants, large events and so on.
- Your Kariba Chair will be carefully packed in a double walled cardboard crate, 2 to a crate, padded with air-o-thene foam.
Packed Sizes: Weight for Bloodwood chairs.
|1000mm (40”)||520mm (21”)||660 (26.5”)||13kg (28lbs)|
Approximate shipping costs (per 2 chairs):
|Australia New Zealand||$300.00|
|North, West East Africa||$300.00|
|Southern Africa||Per destination|
We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.
The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.
|Tonga Chair||Kariba Chair||Chobe Chair||Kalahari Chair||High Back|
|Upholstered seat option||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Suitable for commercial use||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Weight limit||140kg (300lb)||120kg (260lb)||100kg (220lb)||120kg (260lb)||140kg (300lb)|