Kaufmann Two Rung Chair (Walnut)

Our exclusive new line of furniture includes this two-rung chair in a traditional ladderback design, made to order from solid Black Walnut wood by expert American craftspeople. Also available in White Oak and as a Three Rung Chair. Pairs with our Gathering Bench and Trestle Table. (more info)

PRE-ORDER *Each is made to order. Delivery time is 6-8 weeks.
  • Kaufmann Two Rung Chair (Walnut)  - Kaufmann Mercantile1
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Kaufmann Two Rung Chair (Walnut)  - Kaufmann Mercantile

This traditional ladderback style chair is made with solid Black Walnut wood by respected woodworkers in New York. The simple form, developed exclusively by us, was inspired by the clean lines of Scandinavian design, the pared-down aesthetic of Danish mid-century modern, and the restraint of Japanese minimalism. Drawing on the precision workmanship of Shaker carpentry, the Kaufmann Two-Rung Chair is a celebration of traditional American craftsmanship, made entirely in the United States.

Place a set of these low-back, two-rung chairs at your dinner table when gathering for daily meals and to welcome guests arriving for holiday feasts. Alone, it makes an elegant resting spot for keeping extra blankets and books by the bed or in the living room or kitchen. The chair is distinguished by a subtle diamond form that gently curves out from the center of each rung, a detail that sets it apart from the classic ladderback design. 

Use & Care

Each chair will arrive fully assembled and ready to use. The Black Walnut, finished with mineral oil and natural beeswax, will age beautifully with time.

Surfaces should be wiped clean with a lightly dampened cloth. Small scratches, scuffs and rings can be lightly buffed out with extra fine steel wool, then more mineral oil should be applied to the area with a soft cloth. 

​Avoid getting the chair wet to prevent stains; if liquids do come in contact with the wood, any staining can be removed by refinishing the surface. 

Please note that this chair and all made-to-order furniture cannot be returned. Any requests for custom modifications to this piece will have a longer lead time for development and production, and the price will be adjusted accordingly. 


16” wide x 18.5” deep x 30.5” high
(41 cm x 47 cm x 77 cm)

Seat is 18” high x 16” deep
(46 cm x 41 cm)

Also see measurement visual at left. 

Black Walnut

Made in

Key points
- Exclusively designed by Kaufmann Mercantile
- Made with solid Black Walnut
- Handmade by skilled American craftspeople 
- Unique diamond detail in the rung sets it apart from classic ladderback design 
  • USA
  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $150+
  • $8.95 flat-rate for orders $35 - $150.
  • $4.95 flat-rate for orders under $35.
  • $29 flat-rate 2nd day for all US orders.
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • NY & NC.
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