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Taking Care of Your Caster Dining

Caster Dining is a great way to promote conversation around the room. An elegant approach to a set of kitchen furniture, consisting of a round dining table made out of dark walnut wood with a shiny polish and a frame made out of wrought iron, fitted with four matching dining chairs on wheels.

Dining chairs with casters move easily across the floor, allowing you to quickly rearrange seating and slide to and from the table with little effort. But as the dining chairs glide across the floor, food particles and dirt build up on the wheels, eventually limiting movement and turning your functional piece of furniture into a source of frustration. Most casters can be fixed with a thorough cleaning. If the casing or wheel is actually broken, the simplest solution is to replace the casters.

Remove Dirt and Debris

Turn the dining chair on its side or upside-down. Position a scrap piece of cardboard or old towel underneath it to protect your floors.

Snip pet hairs, carpet fibers and other strings wrapped around the caster wheel to loosen them, turning the wheel as you work. Pull off the fibers with your fingers or a pair of tweezers. Depending on how tightly the fibers are wound around the wheel, this may prove more difficult than it sounds. Use a utility knife to cut across the fibers if necessary, taking care not to scratch the chair’s base or the wheel.

Scrape buildup off the wheel with a butter knife. Push the end of a pipe cleaner between the wheel and the casing, using a back-and-forth scrubbing motion to loosen dirt and crumbs. Hook an angled vacuum cleaner attachment to your vacuum hose and suck away the debris.

Spritz the caster with a degreasing cleaner. Clean the wheel and the casing with an old toothbrush, turning the wheel as you work. Wipe down everything with a damp rag and let the caster dry.

Apply a lubricant to the wheel base and turn the wheel to ensure an even coating. Remove the protective floor covering and clean the floor thoroughly before returning the dining chair to its upright position.

Easy Replacement

Measure the wheel base of the casters and procure replacements. The manufacturer of the dining chairs may offer the same type, or you can purchase stock replacement casters based on the width of the existing part. If you’re buying a replacement, ensure you choose a style that installs the same way as the old one. Swivel casters typically snap in place or twist into the chair leg with a bolt, while stationary casters are installed with screws on the leg of the chair.

Pry or unscrew the casters from the chair’s base. A small crowbar works well for dislodging swivel casters. Loosen a twist-on caster with a wrench or by hand, and unscrew a stationary caster with a screwdriver.

Secure the new casters to the base of the chair. When installing snap-in swivel casters, hold the stem portion at a slight angle against the socket in the chair’s leg or base. This compresses the seal so that the caster slides in easily. Push the caster in while simultaneously moving it to a vertical position; listen for a “snap,” which indicates the new caster is locked in.

Tip

  • If you’re tired of rolling dining chairs, remove the casters and replace them with chair glides, rendering the seating stationary

TYPES OF CASTERS

Before purchasing casters, make sure you’re purchasing the right kind.

Most swivel casters fall into four main groups:

When shopping for casters, take into account load height and capacity. When a caster is installed, the height on your equipment will increase; may seem like common sense, but just a few inches of added height can really affect your commercial kitchen layout. And load capacity, well, what good is buying a set of casters that could prematurely break because you put something too heavy on them?

Industrial Caster

Industrial casters are one of the unsung heroes in your kitchen. These ubiquitous restaurant parts are found on everything from ice machines, to griddles and fryers all the way down to your mop bucket.

Why? Swivel casters make it easy to move large equipment around, enabling you to properly clean your restaurant kitchen (earning you some bonus points from the health inspectors) while also making the equipment itself easily accessible for any service repairs. Though most heavy-duty restaurant equipment do not come with casters installed you’ll be happy to hear that installation is easier than you think (and can save you the cost of a service call).

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Types of Chairs

TYPES OF CHAIRS

Downing Street Guard Chairs

Acapulco Chair

Adirondack Chair

Aeron Chair

Armchair

Bachelor’s Chair

Balans Chair

Ball Chair

Bar Stool

Barcelona chair

Barrel Chair

Bench

Bergere

Bikini Chair

Bofinger Chair

Brewster Chair

Bubble Chair

The butterfly chair

Cantilever Chair

Captain’s Chair

Caquetoire

Car Chair

Carver Chair

Chaise A Bureau

Chaise Longue

Chesterfield Chair

Club Chair

Cogswell Chair

Corner Chair

Curule Chair

Dante Chair

Dining Chair

Director’s Chair

Eames Lounge Chair

easy chair

Egg Chair

Farthingale Chair

Fauteuil

Fiddleback Chair

Fighting Chair

Folding Chair

Friendship Bench

Garden Egg Chair

Glastonbury Chair

High Chair

Jack And Jill Chair

Kneeling Chairs

Knotted Chair

Ladderback Chair

Lambing Chair

Lift Chair

Monobloc Chair

Morris Chair

Muskoka Chair

On Chair

Ottoman

Panton Chair

Papasan Chair

Parsons Chair

Patio Chair

Pew Stacker Chair

Planter’s Chair

Poofbag Chair

Potty Chair

Pressback Chair

Pushchair

Recliner

Revolving Chair

Rex Chair

Rocking Chair

Saddle Chair

Savonarola Chair

Sedan Chair

Sgabello

Shaker Rocker

Side Chair

Sit-stand Chair

Sling Chair

Slumber Chair

Spinning Chair

Stacking Chair

Steno Chair

Stool

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Dinette Sets

Dinette Sets

The dining table is not only a gathering spot for family and friends, but also a focal point in the home. If you intend to shop for one you’ll have forever, you will probably want to buy only once. So what do you need to look for? A dining table needs to be well crafted and strong, seat a good many people and be a good size for most rooms. As a dining table can be an expensive investment, you will need to take your time in your search to tick off the key criteria you hope the table will satisfy at home.

Here are some suggestions.

STURDY STUFF

Select a dining table made of sturdy stuff. If you want a table to last through years of dinner party wear and tear, choose a table made from a hardwood, such as mahogany, walnut, maple, oak and teak. Tables made from engineered or composite woods, which include plywoods and MDF, are durable and economical but are never as strong as a hardwood.

WOOD IS TOPS

Wood furniture is tops, but don’t discount glass. The advantage of a glass-top dining table is that it works well with many decor themes. And because it has a reflective surface, it is an excellent choice for a space that might need to look a little lighter and brighter. Glass dining tables are tough, too. Today’s versions are made with tempered safety glass, which means the glass resists scratches and heat and won’t shatter if knocked.

WEATHERED WOOD

A farmhouse or industrial design can create heirloom heritages and will pass the test of time. Any scratches and nicks in the tabletop surface have mellowed into design details, becoming features to admire. If you accidentally add a few more to it, it won’t matter. For this reason, these tables are great for families with children — you never have to worry about whether your brood is unwittingly or even intentionally marking the table.

MARBLE IS A SHOWSTOPPER

Impress your guests. Marble is a big investment, but without exception marble dining tables are nearly always showstoppers. Tables crafted from quality imported marble are extremely beautiful. Buy without guilt if you truly fall in love with one — marble’s timeless appeal will make it a table that is always in fashion — but do be aware that a marble tabletop comes with a couple of drawbacks. First, marble tables of any kind are bulky and heavy. Second, they have to be well looked after, as the marble can crack and stain. To avoid stains, keep the table cleared and clean at all times, covering it with a tablecloth or placemats when red wine and foods that can damage marble are on the menu.

FOR BUYERS ON THE MOVE….

choose a table that is easily transportable. For those who don’t stay put, a heavy table may prove to be an annoyance, weighing you down each time you move. If you fall in love with a metal or marble table, don’t be discouraged from buying it, but do think about how you might safely transport it. As suggested above, choose a small, round marble table, or go for a wooden table with detachable legs. If you are looking for a table to suit an urban-industrial decor theme, don’t go all-out with a (heavy) metal table but consider a (lighter) wood table with some metal design features.

SHAPE MATTERS!

Settle on a shape that will work in most rooms. Round tables look good in compact rooms and living areas that have square dining zones. They also offer flexible seating. If you buy a six-seater, eight can usually be accommodated at a pinch — the larger the diameter, the more people can be seated. On the other hand, rectangular tables have limited seating spots due to the position of the table legs and because only one person can be seated at each end.

BLACK IS ALWAYS COMING BACK…

Black is always the new black. If you aren’t expecting your table to suffer wear and tear, choose the most sophisticated and elegant table you’ve always dreamed of owning. Black tables are notoriously tricky, especially if they are veneered, because the smallest scratch will show up. If you are the careful type, however, black is super cool and will always be so.

CLASSIC COLORS WILL LAST FOREVER

Color is cool but beware the trendy hue. Today’s on-trend shade is tomorrow’s fashion fail, so choose wisely. Classic colors, such as the primaries (red, yellow and blue), usually have staying power, mainly because they are so unapologetically basic. Red is a very popular color, especially in homes that have a subtle Asian theme, as red is a color traditionally associated with celebration, and this will work even if the home is minimalist and modern.

BLACK IS ALWAYS COMING BACK…

Black is always the new black. If you aren’t expecting your table to suffer wear and tear, choose the most sophisticated and elegant table you’ve always dreamed of owning. Black tables are notoriously tricky, especially if they are veneered, because the smallest scratch will show up. If you are the careful type, however, black is super cool and will always be so.

CLASSIC COUNTRY

You can’t go wrong with a classic country table. Generally, the country-style dining table is large and therefore suitable for families or for people who regularly entertain. These tables are usually made from a solid timber, like oak or pine, making them very robust. They also have an uncomplicated design suitable for most schemes, although, pleasingly, many country tables feature elegantly turned legs that support the tabletop. The only real consideration in buying this style of table is whether to go for an upmarket one, such as a French colonial table, or one with the rustic appeal of an English country farmhouse.

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Outdoor is a Cinch with Finch

Your outdoor room is a wonderful place for creative expression. Finch gives you all the flexibility you need in style and designer color choices to finish off your fifth room with the perfect flourish. Our designers assembled their favorite color palettes to give you a confident running start on your color choices.

Finch is as American as it gets. Finch Amish outdoor furniture is built in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by descendants of colonial American immigrants from Europe. The deep-rooted agricultural and religious values that built America are still the creed guiding Finch today.

While recycling may not have been a buzz word in the seventeen hundreds, the concept was fully employed as our ancestors used and reused the few resources they had. Today, common sense stewardship of the earth’s resources still dictates that we should make the most of what we have. All the lumber used in Finch furniture is made from recycled plastics. Manufacturing waste is also recycled.

Finch recycled furniture is the result of a relentless pursuit of excellence in outdoor furniture since 2003. Our strong warranty is our expression of confidence in your long-term satisfaction.

Advantages of Poly Lumber

Finch Outdoor Furniture Warranty

Made in the USA!

Lasts a long time and is virtually maintenance free

Doesn’t need to be treated, painted, or stained

No splinters!

Won’t absorb moisture

Resists salt and is unaffected by termites, rodents, worms, marine parasites, or other insects

Does not leech or bleed toxins or carcinogens

Finch poly furniture is made with durable stainless steel fasteners

Durable Components

316 grade stainless steel fasteners give optimum rust resistance even in salt water exposure. And our unique floating frame design allows normal expansion and contraction needed for poly lumber.

Finch poly furniture is available in many different colors and color combinations

Color Combinations

Custom color combinations are a cinch with Finch. Order your favorite sports team colors, match your home’s exterior or coordinate with your garden theme.

Poly furniture is weather resistant

Weather Resistant

Forget decay, discoloring, and mold. Finch poly furniture is engineered to withstand the elements of all four seasons and some of the harshest elements of nature: sand, sun and salt.

 

Mortis and tenon joinery on poly furniture

Mortis & Tenon Joinery

Mortis and tenon joints have been long respected in the fine furniture industry. The tradition continues in our recycled outdoor furniture.

Finch poly furniture has minimal face screws

Minimal Face Screws

All seating surfaces are free of unsightly and uncomfortable screw heads. 95% of screw heads are hidden on the underside or back of the piece.

Finch poly furniture has smooth, profiled edges

Profiled Edges

All face edges are smoothly profiled for comfort and tasteful appearance.

Color options for poly furniture.

Color options for poly furniture.

Poly octagonal picnic table with umbrella

Poly bar with bar stools beside pool

Concrete park bench with poly slats
Wwhite poly glider with white poly side table and white poly double glider

Two tone poly park bench

Rectangular poly dining table with six poly fanback chairs
Rectangular poly dining table with six poly chairs and umbrella

Two poly chairs with cushions and a poly side table around a poly fire pit

Poly sofa, chair, side table, and coffee table under pavilion
Three poly porch rockers

Poly Mission style chairs and sofas with coffee tables and side tables

Rectangular Poly dining table with two backless benches and a poly bar with poly bar stools
Poly dining table with poly benches

Poly garden table with poly benches

Square poly dining table with four poly fanback chairs
Rectangular poly dining table with six poly chairs

Two Two-tone Poly Lounge Chairs on Dock

Two tone poly bar with four poly bar stools
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Manufacturers

We are proud to offer casual dining furniture from the leading dining furniture manufacturers in the country.

Below is a comprehensive list of all of the dining furniture manufacturers that we partner with.  If we don’t have what you are looking for in stock, then we will quickly order it for you from one of our contracted dining furniture manufacturers.

amisco

Amisco – A North American leader in design and residential metal furniture manufacturing. The publicly traded company was founded in 1954 and produces, tables, chairs, stools and beds. The mission of AMISCO is to offer an extensive  range of high-quality furniture that features innovative designs and represents excellent value  coupled with fast delivery and unsurpassed service.

Canadel – Canadel Furniture was founded in 1982 near Montreal Canada and was inspired by the ideals of quality and innovation. Canadel furniture manufacturers offers a remarkable finish on their products and an outstanding value. Canadel is one of the largest dining room furniture manufacturers in North America. Innovation and performance are values that are inseparable from the Canadel name. Canadel furniture manufacturers constantly broadens its range of options to stay on top of the home furnishings market trends,

chromcraft manufacturer at barstools and dinettes
chromcraft manufacturer at barstools and dinettes

CHROMCRAFT

G&D Metalcraft™ Collection in Driftwood & Gray

Kitchen Décor™ Collection 

O&S Metalcraft™ Collection in Smoke & Aged Iron

 ZipShip™ Collection 

Chromcraft Dining™ Collection in Medium Oak, Chestnut, or Walnut Finishes

Callee Manufacturer

CALLEE

DANIELS AMISH BARSTOOLS & DINETTES

DANIELS AMISH

http://elitemodern.com/department/seating/

elite modern

Elite Modern – Elite Manufacturing Corporation is a leading producer of contemporary furniture. Driven by a passion for original designs, they utilize the talent of many leading American designers. Their products are a crafted from a sophisticated mix of metal, wood and glass resulting in clean, refined and timeless looks that are uniquely distinctive.

http://elitemodern.com/department/tables/

http://elitemodern.com/department/bars-pub-tables/

http://elitemodern.com/department/buffets/

http://elitemodern.com/department/benches/

http://elitemodern.com/department/accent-chairs/

gs

GS Furniture – GS Furniture has been in business since 1974 creating home furnishings for people all across the country. They offer modern and contemporary wooden dining room furniture for homes.

http://gsfurniture.com/

hillsdale

Hillsdale – The Hillsdale furniture line includes a broad range of home furnishings including accent furniture, barstools, casual dining room furniture, and game room furniture.

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Bar_Height?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Bistro_and_Pub_Sets?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Chairs_and_Benches?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Counter_Height?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Dining?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Dining_Sets?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Stools?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Display_Cabinets?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Tables?getProductList=True

https://hillsdalefurniture.com/collection/Jennings/Wine_Racks?getProductList=True

im david

I.M. David – I.M. David was founded in the city of Gardena, California by Irving Ginsburg. They have been designing and manufacturing furniture since 1966. Their line of Casual Dining, Game Tables, Barstools, Chairs and Bars are all American-made.

http://imdavid.com/product-category/stools/

http://imdavid.com/product-category/tables/casual-dining/

http://imdavid.com/product-category/tables/pub-tables/

http://imdavid.com/product-category/chairs/caster-chairs/

timmerman

Timmerman

https://timmermanmfg.com/

https://timmermanmfg.com/Furniture_Bar_Stools.htm

https://timmermanmfg.com/Funniture_Bakers_Rack.htm

https://timmermanmfg.com/Furniture_Tables.htm

https://timmermanmfg.com/Furniture_Chairs.htm

https://timmermanmfg.com/Furniture_Groups.htm

https://timmermanmfg.com/Furniture_Outdoor.htm

tobias

Tobias Designs

http://tobiasdesigns.com/

http://tobiasdesigns.com/barstools.cfm

http://tobiasdesigns.com/chairs.cfm

http://tobiasdesigns.com/pubSets.cfm

http://tobiasdesigns.com/dinettes.cfm

http://tobiasdesigns.com/dinettes.cfm

http://tobiasdesigns.com/outdoor_aluminum.cfm

ifd

International Furniture Direct

https://int-furndirect.com/

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/bedroom-sets/101#nav-dinning

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/bars/127

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/bistro-tables/122

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/wine-holders/131

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/stools/128

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/barstool/108

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/chairs/110

https://www.int-furndirect.com/category/benches/132

johnston casuals

Johnston Casual – Johnston Casual Furniture manufacturers offer some of the most innovative designs in metal home furnishings. Find a great collection of items such as metal and glass dining and coffee tables, cafe and bar sets, bar stools, wine racks, benches and more.

https://johnstoncasuals.com/product-category/barstools/

https://johnstoncasuals.com/product-category/dining/

trica

Trica – was launched in 1988 by the Caron brothers. Since then they built it into a successful business specialized in manufacturing chairs, barstools and occasional chairs made from aluminum and steel.

http://www.tricafurniture.com/product-categories/tables/

http://www.tricafurniture.com/product-categories/chairs/

http://www.tricafurniture.com/product-categories/benches/

http://www.tricafurniture.com/product-categories/buffets/

http://www.tricafurniture.com/product-categories/barstools/

jt

John Thomas Furniture

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/ModernRustic.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/Sonoma.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/Bridgeport.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/Cosmopolitan.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/Canyon.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/DiningEss.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/CottageBedroom.aspx

http://johnthomasfurniture.com/Hampton.aspx

oak heritage

Oak Heritage

http://oakheritageinc.com/

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style upholstering

Style Upholstering

https://www.styleupholstering.com/products/cat_4/barstools/

https://www.styleupholstering.com/products/cat_12/swivel-chairs/

https://www.styleupholstering.com/products/cat_7/desk-dining-chairs/

https://www.styleupholstering.com/products/cat_5/benches-ottomans/

https://www.styleupholstering.com/products/cat_3/tables/

 Largo

http://largofurniture.com/

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BISTRO TABLES

Bistro Tables ARE THE RAGE!

Bistro tables and chairs offer space saving elegance to any home dining area in the Raleigh area. We offer bistro tables and bistro table sets in a variety of fabrics and finishes to complement any décor or lifestyle.

Bistro table and chairs are commonly recognized and valued for their unequaled use in entertaining. These chairs and tables are created and developed so that two people can dine comfortably with plenty of conversation. Bistro table and chairs have gained popularity due to their sophisticated features. There are different types of bistro tables and chairs, from more classic styles such as Antique Metal Bistro Table Set, to more modern styles such as our Black Metal Bistro Table Set. They also come in a variety of wood finishes. Visit our casual dining furniture store in Raleigh on Glenwood Ave to select one that suits your style and design preferences.

Our bistro table sets and tables in the Raleigh Area are an ideal set-up for kitchen dining, afternoon tea in the sunroom, and for casual restaurant settings. But don’t forget that bistro tables are especially ideal for outdoor use. If you have a lawn or garden area that you would like to and enhance with an ‘accent piece’, then you might be interested in one of our bistro table sets that are especially designed with more durable materials for occasional outdoor use. Throw the garden party of the year!

The term ‘bistro’ comes from the phrase ‘Persian Bistro’, which in English means a small cafe with open seating. The first bistro table sets were seen in the late nineteenth century where, due to their historically ‘light’ and ‘nimble’ nature, they became a huge success with the lemonade-sellers who wished to avoid paying for a more ‘permanent’ fixture. Soon the legendary bistro table sets would be found everywhere … in Paris bistro cafes, in the outdoor cafes along the Seine and Marne rivers, and now… you will find them in a number of gardens and cafes throughout the West, where people will spend time gathered for coffee and conversation.

Come see our large in-stock selection of bistro table sets and chairs today on Glenwood Ave. You will find many design options in our casual dining furniture store, each with its own style and character.