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Amish Shaker Ladder Back Chair

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Shaker Ladder Back Dining Room Chair

Lancaster Collection

Of all our dining room chairs, the Shaker Ladder Back is our all time best selling chair!  Below are some construction techniques and features on our Shaker Dining Chair which is why it continues to be a popular choice for customers over the years.  There are a lot of features listed which shows the care and craftsmanship that goes into these historical reproduction chairs.

Features of the Shaker Ladderback Chair

  • WOOD

Available in solid hard maple wood like the original Shaker Chairs or go with a different look in cherry or oak wood.


Order the dining chair stained, with a natural wood and clear conversion varnish, with Tung oil, with a two tone stain and paint combination or straight paint.  Shaker furniture is know for being simple in design but Shakers were historically know for using vibrant and even wild use of colors in their furniture.  You could expect to see Shaker chairs in red, yellow, orange, greens, blues and even purple!  Call to receive wood finish samples in the mail to help you make your selection.


After you select your wood and finish you can then decide if you would like to order a light or heavy distressed technique.  This option will give your new Shaker Chairs an aged and antique furniture look.  Many of our customers can't afford antique Shaker chairs so they choose to order a DutchCrafters Shaker Chair and transform it into a antique Shaker chair by having it distressed.

  • SEAT

This Shaker Chair comes with a choice of a molded wood seat, upholstered seat with fabric or leather or our popular fiber seat. The Hand-woven Fiber Seat is similar to a rush woven seat style but much more friendly on your clothing.


Four slightly curved slats on the tilt back of the chair which emphasizes the 43 ½” height of this chair. 


Choose from our standard traditional, round finial or a more contemporary button finial. The button finial shortens the height by 3 ¼” and offers a more contemporary look.


All chair joints are glued for added strength and durability over the years of use.

  • LEGS

Round, straight and simple tenon chair legs highlight the Shaker Ladderback Chair.  The chair legs are screwed for stength.


This Shaker furniture is handcrafted in Pennsylvania, USA only using 100% solid hardwoods.


This Amish chair is handcrafted for each customer, which allows us to offer so many customization options.


Steam bent chair parts are using in the construction of our dining room chairs. 


Corner block construction is used to anchor the seat to the rest of the chair. 


Mortise and tenon joinery is used in the construction of this Shaker Chair.


No Assembly is required for this chair. 


Choose from a side chair or arm chair. 


This Shaker Ladderback Dining Chair is handcrafted in the USA – part of our Lancaster Chair Collection. DutchCrafters Shaker chairs are highly popular and nicely compliment the many Shaker tables and Shaker hutches that we offer.

Comfortable, durable and simply gorgeous - these Ladderback dining chairs will be a treasure for your family for years to come!  Grace your dining room with a set of these gorgeous Shaker Ladderback Chairs today, and your family will appreciate them for generations!


Side Chair Dimensions:
Height: 43 ½" with Traditional Finials
Height: 40" with Button Finials
Width: 19"
Depth: 21 ½"
Seat Height: 17 ½"
Seat Depth: 17"

Arm Chair Dimensions:
Height: 43 ½" with Traditional Finials
Height: 40" with Button Finials
Width: 23"
Depth: 21 ½"
Seat Height: 17 ½"
Seat Depth: 17"
Arm Height: 25"
Arm Width: 17"

Oak Wood (Standard)
Cherry Wood
Brown Maple Wood

Wood (Standard)
Handwoven Fiber Seat*
Note: Customers can also provide their own fabric or leather.

Long Finial
Button Finial (Shorten Height by 3 1/2")

Finish Packages:
- Stained
- Painted
- Regular Semi Gloss Conversion Varnish
- Flat Matte Sheen Conversion Varnish
- Light Distressing - Customers can expect to receive glazing to replicate a rich natural patina, light distressing, slightly eased edges, nicks and extensive pinholes in the furniture.
-Heavy Distressing - Our ultimate antique finish. Rub-through of the rich patina are masterfully punctuated with another level of extensive nicks, pin holes, eased edges, simulated cracks and other distressing techniques to bespeak several centuries of robust wear and loving care.

*Handwoven Fiber Seat - The handwoven fiber seat is similar to a Rush woven style. The handwoven fiber option is more uniform in appearance and more friendly to clothing.

Shipping & Lead Time

Quality Takes Time – Typical Build Time for This Piece is 12 to 14 weeks.
*Please allow additional time for product transfers, finishing, and shipping.

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Dear Linse,
I have spent all morning cleaning the dining room to prepare for the dining room chairs. I was not disappointed. They are the most beautiful thing I have ever owned in my entire life!

I appreciate your wonderful customer service and, as promised, I have attached some pictures. They stain you helped me pick really matches the cherry table almost perfectly. And doesn't the red hue of the stain go so wonderfully with my red walls?

Thanks again and now we just have to save up to get a matching hutch. :)

Best Regards,

Thanks very much for the soap. We are very happy with the ladder back chairs that arrived last Friday. Garry Blevens could not have been nicer. It was great that he gave me an exact time for delivery. That can be very hard to do up in NH!

Thank you for everything. The experience with you and JMX was great. You were very helpful and great at following up on things. If I have an opportunity to recommend JMX I certainly will. When you order things sight unseen it can be hard, but it worked out great.

Have a Merry Christmas!
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