Load bearing

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I just bought a new chair and when I turned it over I saw load bearing warning of 200 lbs.  Seriousely we have guests who are more than 200 lbs quite often. Wonder how long this chair will last. Maybe I need to buy all wooden benches and such so we can easily repair when they are overloaded. I never look at that when I buy something.\, as we say our "ocassional furniture" is not ocassional at a B&B.

I have learned to keep those type furnishings out of the "king bed" rooms. But this was for our parlor. I have had guests sit in the smallest chair in the room and them being the largest person. So there is really no way around it, I would hope they would simply use the sofa and chair that goes with it. But I guarantee this chair will be an attractant.  

DH weighs 210 (muscle not fat), well that is what he keeps telling me.  He was sent notices from the Obesity center to be a test subject.  We had a good laugh about it, as he isn't overweight but according to the charts he would be. 

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I know the chairs we bought are around the same test weight. Even the dining room chairs, which are solid oak, groan sometimes and the crosspieces have popped out a few times when guests of a certain weight insist on SLIDING the chair with their entire weight on it.

I have a section of hardwood floor that is chewed up from just that situation. You've got to be pretty heavy to grind down a hardwood floor, but it can be done with the chair tilted at the correct angle.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

DH weighs 210 (muscle not fat), well that is what he keeps telling me.

 He was sent notices from the Obesity center to be a test subject.  We had a good laugh about it, as he isn't overweight but according to the charts he would be. 

 

He's buff! 

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