Scapa Crafts

Traditional Orkney Chairs

Scapa Crafts Orkney Chair Sizes

3 sizes of Orkney Chair

Three Sizes

All Scapa Crafts Orkney Chairs are available in the standard three sizes which have been made for generations: full-size, three-quarter size, small size.  

These sizes are sometimes known as Gent's, Lady's and Child's Chairs but these names can be misleading as most adults, gentlemen and ladies, will require a Gent's Chair.  The Lady's Chair is usually too narrow to be comfortable for most ladies and is more suitable for teenagers and petite adults.

Traditional Fit and Comfort Fit

At Scapa Crafts we have introduced an innovative refinement in response to customer comments: a choice of a Traditional Fit or Comfort Fit for the Full-Size and Three-Quarter Size Chairs.

The Traditional Fit is a narrower chair at shoulder height than a Comfort Fit Chair though the difference is barely perceptable unless looking at a Traditional Fit and a Comfort Fit Chair together.   

 

Size Measurement

 

Which size of chair is right for me?  

Please try this simple measurement to choose the chair which will be the most comfortable for you.

• Fold your arms so that both hands lie over your bellybutton. 

• Measure the width from your left elbow across your back to your right elbow.

Children - a small chair suits children with elbow-back-elbow measurement of up to 38cm / 15 inches

Youngsters - a three-quarter size chair suits an elbow-back-elbow measurement of up to 47cm / 18.5 inches 

Adults - a full-size chair suits an elbow-back-elbow measurement of up to 47cm / 18.5 inches

Comfort Fit - for a elbow-back-elbow measurement over 48cm / 19 inches choose a full-size Comfort Fit Orkney Chair

 

 

Scapa Crafts Chair Dimensions for Full-Size, Three-Quarter Size and Small Orkney Chairs 

Every chair is handcrafted and measurements may vary slightly.

Full-size Hooded Orkney Chairs - suitable for all adults 

Oak Hooded Orkney ChairWalnut Hooded Orkney ChairDriftwood Hooded Orkney ChairOld Orkney Driftwood Chair, Driftwood & Straw

Above from left - Oak Traditional Fit Hood, Walnut Comfort Fit Hood, Driftwood Traditional Fit Hood, Driftwood Comfort Fit Hood

Full Size Traditional Fit Hood                                Full Size Comfort Fit Hood 
• Height – 148cm / 58 inches                            • Height – 148cm / 58 inches
• Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches                       • Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches
• Seat width – 53cm / 21 inches                        • Seat width – 53cm / 21 inches
• Inner shoulder width - 57cm / 22.5 inches         • Inner shoulder width - 61cm / 24 inches

Full-size Orkney Chairs - suitable for all adults 

Oak Orkney ChairOak Orkney Chair with drawerDriftwood Orkney ChairDriftwood Orkney Chair with drawer

Above from left - Oak Traditional Fit, Oak Comfort Fit, Driftwood Traditional Fit, Driftwood Comfort Fit

Full Size Traditional Fit Orkney Chair               Full Size Comfort Fit Orkney Chair
• Height – 107cm / 42 inches                          • Height – 107cm / 42 inches
• Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches                     • Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches
• Seat width – 53cm / 21 inches                      • Seat width – 53cm / 21 inches
• Inner shoulder width - 57cm / 22.5 inches       • Inner shoulder width - 61cm / 24 inches

Three-Quarter Size Orkney Chairs - suitable for youngsters and petite adults

Three sizes in OakLady's Oak Orkney Chairs with and without drawer

Above from left - Oak Full-Size, Oak Traditional Fit Three-Quarter Chair, Small Chair, two Oak Comfort Fit Three Quarter Chairs

Three-Quarter Size Traditional Fit                           Three-Quarter Size Comfort Fit
• Height – 101cm / 40 inches                                • Height – 101cm / 40 inches
• Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches                           • Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches
• Seat width – 49.5cm / 19.5 inches                       • Seat width – 49.5cm / 19.5 inches
• Inner shoulder width - 52cm / 20.5 inches             • Inner shoulder width - 57cm / 22.5 inches

Hooded Three Quarter Sized Chair

3 Hood sizes-13 Hood sizes-23 Hood sizes-33 Hood sizes-4

Above from left - Full size Driftwood Hood, Three Quarter Sized Hood and Small Hood.

Three-Quarter Size Traditional Fit Hood                Three-Quarter Size Comfort Fit Hood
• Height – 142cm / 56 inches                                • Height – 142cm / 56 inches
• Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches                           • Seat height – 43cm / 17 inches
• Seat width – 49.5cm / 19.5 inches                       • Seat width – 49.5cm / 19.5 inches
• Inner shoulder width - 52cm / 20.5 inches             • Inner shoulder width - 57cm / 22.5 inches

The Small Chair or Peedie Chair - suitable for children up to 7 years old

Child's Hooded ChairChild's Chair

 The Peedie Hooded Chair                          The Peedie Chair
• Height – 97cm / 38 inches                          • Height – 72cm / 28 inches
• Seat height – 29cm / 11.5 inches                • Seat height – 29cm / 11.5 inches
• Seat width – 38cm / 15 inches                    • Seat width – 38cm / 15 inches
• Inner shoulder width - 43cm / 17 inches      • Inner shoulder width - 42cm / 16.5 inches

 

Orkney Stools

Orkney Strawbacked Breakfast Bar StoolsOrkney Peedie Stool

Above from left - Two Strawbacked Breakfast Bar Stools, Orkney Traditional Peedie Stool, a perfect stool to sit on or as a footstool to your Orkney Chair.

Strawbacked Breakfast Bar Stool                      Orkney Traditional  Peedie Stool
• Height – 110cm / 43.5 inches                              
• Seat height – 61cm / 24 inches                           • Seat height – 36cm / 14 inches
• Seat width – 53cm / 21 inches                             • Seat width & depth – 36cm / 14 inches square
• Inner back width - 54.5cm / 21.5 inches