Q: What type of wood are the chairs made out of?

A: Clear vertical grain (CVG) Douglas fir.


Q: How long will Fir last outdoors?

A: Fir, especially CVG, is naturally resistant to rotting, decay, and insects. It will last 10 to 15 years without being treated. Treated it will last considerably longer.


Q: Do they come treated with anything?

A: Yes. Chairs are treated with Thompson’s brand WaterSeal, a clear waterproofing wood protector.


Q: Do they come pre-assembled?

A: Yes. Chair sets are hand-made at the Farm and are not made to be disassembled.


Q: Can I get them with a different coating or just natural?

A: Yes. You can order a set untreated or we can custom coat them with other finishes, such as paint, for a small up-charge.


Q: How long does it take to receive my chairs?

A: For just standard chairs with our standard coating, we usually have them in stock and can be received right away. For custom or large orders, the time will vary.


Q: Can we have the chairs shipped?

A: We offer local delivery in the Portland area and in the Yamhill Co. area for a fee. Shipping is not possible.


Q: Why purchase Blanchet chairs over others?


  • One of the BEST reasons is that these are built by and the money goes to an organization that helps men seeking to rebuild their lives from the ravages of alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health issues, and homelessness.
  • The Chairs are handmade, one at a time by the men in the program.
  • We use high-quality clear vertical grain Douglas Fir and stainless steel screws.
  • Our attention to detail and workmanship are of the highest quality you will find anywhere.
  • OUR chairs are specially designed to be more comfortable and easier to get in and out of than any other outdoor furniture on the market.

 Your money will not only buy you a beautiful set of high quality chairs, but will make a wonderful difference in the lives of those around you.