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Swivel or dining-style chairs for patio furniture?

Which do you prefer? This would be for a dining set in cast aluminum that looks like wrought iron and would be used on a wooden deck (not a patio). I like the look of dining chairs (i.e., with legs) because I prefer a traditional style with my old house, but I'm wondering if swivel chairs would be more comfortable and practical on a deck (no legs to get caught in the cracks). Opinions?

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I agree with the person who suggested a mix of the 2 kinds of chairs if you have a table large enough for 6 chairs. If you are just getting four chairs, having them all the same will probably look better. Swivel chairs can be very comfortable for just sitting, but I always feel like I have to lean forward uncomfortably to eat at the table because they tend to tilt back slightly. So it really depends, are you planning on using the set mostly for sitting at the table and eating, or for sitting and relaxing? I've never had a problem with the legs on non-swivel chairs getting caught in the deck cracks--but it is something to consider if the cracks on your deck are wider, or the legs are particularly small. Hope you enjoy your deck this summer!
Sep 30, 2017
I love my swivel chairs as they are comfortable and I can rock my baby in them - but for eating I prefer my dining chairs because they sit up closer to the table and don't lean back. Get a mixture - two swivels and 4 dining. I don't really have problems with the decking cracks.
Sep 30, 2017
Yes I have a swivel chair, and yes I love to spin in my swivel chair. You need to get yourself a swivel chair, and spin around in one yourself.
Sep 30, 2017
Swivel, because it allows the user to position themselves in any direction with little effort (i.e., out of the sun, in the sun, to watch a volleyball match, to watch the kiddies swim, etc.)
Sep 30, 2017
if it was me i would do the swival chairs because it adds more class. but if the dining chairs are way cheaper an in your budget get them for now and wait on the swival chairs for when u can get them.
Sep 30, 2017

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