7. Is there an alternative?
Of course. You can have it custom made, build it yourself, buy used or reconditioned, buy "residential", or "borrow."
Seriously, there is always an alternative, but the simplest choice is sometimes the best. When you reach for the "alternative", be forwarned; unless you know a lot about the construction of casegoods and upholstery, and you can be sure of the manufacturers' quality control, you could get yourself into serious trouble. A simple chair that would hold up for a generation in your home might collapse under the rigorous demands of a cafeteria, leaving you both chairless and liable for personal injury.
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