In a Nutshell:
An attractive, if minimalist accent chair, capable of supporting an impressive amount of user weight. The Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Bariatric Guest Chair is recommended for anyone looking for a simply designed accent chair with a high maximum supported weight limit.
Value for the Money
Are you a heavier individual? Are you struggling to find furniture that’s big and robust enough to support you or guests you host in your home properly? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re going to like what you read in this review.
In some ways, the Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Bariatric Guest Chair may not be an obvious choice where accent chairs are concerned. It appears that it would be a better fit as a reception area chair used by businesses around the nation.
It would, in fact, be a very good chair for that purpose, but if you’re struggling to find good furniture that can properly support you, it deserves your attention.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything this rugged little chair has to offer, and we won’t pull any punches when it comes to describing its shortcomings and limitations. That way, you’ll have all the information you need to decide for yourself if the Valley would be a good fit for your home. Let’s dive in and take a closer look.
An Overview of the Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Valley Bariatric Guest Chair
In our view, these are spectacular numbers. The seat height is inside the big and tall range, which typically starts at 18” and goes to 22” or higher, the seat width is generous, and the Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Bariatric Guest chair is capable of supporting an incredible 800 pounds of user weight.
The only potential fly in the ointment is the fact that if you’re very close to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, you’ll want to take a quick measurement to be sure that you’ll fit comfortably into the seat.
Even better, if you decide you want one, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of color options, including:
In addition to that, you can order the frame in either light or medium oak, which gives you a tremendous number of options that make it an easy matter to blend this chair in with almost any color or home décor scheme.
We should note, however, that this chair is very basic. It’s got a Spartan, minimalist aesthetic that may not work well with the look and feel of your home. Even if that’s the case, though, you can order one in a neutral color so that it will politely fade into the background.
Adjustability and Comfort
The Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Valley Bariatric Guest chair has no adjustable features, so there’s nothing to say on that front. Where comfort is concerned, it’s generously padded, with block foam stretched over whatever upholstery you decide to go with. It’s not excessively padded, but it doesn’t need to be. As an accent chair, it’s designed for occasional seating, not for lounging for extended periods.
As is the case with most of the furniture you can buy online these days, if you order one of these, it will arrive at your door in a large box and in several pieces. Fortunately, the production quality of these chairs is quite high, so the pieces will fit together easily.
That, combined with clear, well-written instructions, makes the assembly process simple. Expect to spend no more than twenty to twenty-five minutes, from unboxing to getting the chair ready for first use.
Unfortunately, the Wooden Mallet Bariatric Guest Chair doesn’t come with an expert assembly option, so you’ll have no choice but to put it together yourself or borrow the skills of a trusty assistant on the day the chair arrives at your door.
Variants of Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Valley Bariatric Guest Chair
Pros and Cons of Wooden Mallet Bariatric Guest Chair
We like this chair more than its overall rating might indicate. It’s a well-built, reasonably attractive accent chair that’s offered in a wide range of color options, and best of all, it supports an incredible amount of user weight.
The only real downside here is the fact that its minimalist aesthetic may be off-putting to some, which understandably limits its appeal. It’s simple and functional, and many people prefer accent chairs that have a bit more pizazz and flair. This isn’t that chair.
One other potential downside is the fact that if you get one of these with vinyl upholstery, you’ll have to have the chair reupholstered after a year or two when the vinyl starts showing its age by peeling and cracking. Fortunately, there’s not a ton of upholstery to deal with, so that should be a modestly priced job that will add years of useful life to your purchase.
Final Thoughts: Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Bariatric Guest Chair Review
The Wooden Mallet Dakota Wave Bariatric Guest chair is a sturdy, rock-solid chair that will last you for years with proper care. If you’re not a fan of its minimalist styling, you’ll probably give it a pass, but if that’s not a huge issue for you, this chair will serve you very well indeed. Given that, we recommend it.
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References & Resources
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