Tonga Dining Chair

This uniquely styled chair is handcrafted from specially selected, wonderfully tough Zambezi Teak. The back rest and seat are ergonomically designed to give hours of comfortable seating at one of our fine dining or boardroom tables. The solid timber backrest and leg are crafted and moulded from one continuous slab of the finest furniture timber in the world, resulting in an exceptionally well constructed and strong chair.

Tonga Dining Chairs available in Reclaimed & Harvested Zambezi Teak.

Back Height

Chair Width

1050mm (42")

450mm (18")

Please note: we offer special prices for wholesale or large orders.

Reclaimed African Hardwood Info
This uniquely styled chair is handcrafted from specially selected reclaimed Zambezi Teak railway sleepers or ties. The back rest and seat are ergonomically designed to give hours of comfortable seating at one of our fine dining or boardroom tables. The solid timber backrest and leg are crafted and moulded from one continuous slab of the finest recycled furniture timber in the world, resulting in an exceptionally well constructed and strong chair.

At Savanna Wood we pride ourselves on the quality of our chair construction, and our unique Tonga chair is no exception. The timber used to construct the chair is carefully chosen. Grain direction is very important, especially with a backrest and leg moulded from one continuous piece of lumber. Select timber pieces are first planed and the grain inspected to ensure that it is continuous and oriented along the line that the final back rest will take. The shape of the backrest is then marked out using a template before being carefully cut from the solid block of beautiful reclaimed timber with an oversized heavy duty bandsaw. Unfortunately, this process does result in the loss of some of this exceptionally valuable timber, but the importance of proper grain-orientation cannot be over emphasised. The roughly shaped backrest is then fixed to a specially built jig and moulded on a high speed moulder modified for this purpose. The final touch ups to the shape are done by hand with a spoke shave. Mortice and tennon joints are cut at the exact angle required on our pair of state of the art mortice and tennon machine cutters before each joint is hand fitted to ensure a perfect fit. The seat is carefully cut out to rough shape with a bandsaw then hollowed and shaped by hand with carving chisels and a spoke shave. The chair carcass (backrest, front legs, side rails and stretchers) are assembled, glued and doweled in a custom built clamp that ensures that the frame is assembled perfectly square. Before removal from the clamp corner blocks are fitted to give the chair extra stability. It is now ready for the hand carved seat to be fitted.

While all this is going on there are numerous quality inspection points to ensure the final product is immaculate. From assembly, the chair goes for the long process of sanding and hand rubbing to give the finishing touch to a masterpiece!

Harvested Zambezi Teak Info
At Savanna Wood we pride ourselves on the quality of our chair construction, and our unique Tonga chair is no exception. The timber used to construct the chair is carefully chosen. Grain direction is very important, especially with a backrest and leg moulded from one continuous piece of lumber. Select timber pieces are first planed and the grain inspected to ensure that it is continuous and oriented along the line that the final back rest will take. The shape of the backrest is then marked out using a template before being carefully cut from the solid block of beautiful all brown first grade timber with an oversized heavy duty bandsaw. Unfortunately, this process does result in the loss of some of this exceptionally valuable timber, but the importance of proper grain-orientation cannot be over emphasised. The roughly shaped backrest is then fixed to a specially built jig and moulded on a high speed moulder modified for this purpose. The final touch ups to the shape are done by hand with a spoke shave. Mortice and tennon joints are cut at the exact angle required on our pair of state of the art mortice and tennon machine cutters before each joint is hand fitted to ensure a perfect fit. The seat is carefully cut out to rough shape with a bandsaw then hollowed and shaped by hand with carving chisels and a spoke shave. The chair carcass (backrest, front legs, side rails and stretchers) are assembled, glued and doweled in a custom built clamp that ensures that the frame is assembled perfectly square. Before removal from the clamp corner blocks are fitted to give the chair extra stability. It is now ready for the hand carved seat to be fitted.

While all this is going on there are numerous quality inspection points to ensure the final product is immaculate. From assembly, the chair goes for the long process of sanding and hand rubbing to give the finishing touch to a masterpiece!