The bulldog school house chair is made of solid beech wood. All parts are glued and stained in Chicago so there are many options. We can make this chair with an upholstered seat or use a matching wood seat. We reinforce the joints of the chair with metal brackets to make sure this chair will last for a long time in the field. Be sure to check out the matching Bulldog bar stool which has an identical back and can be upholstered with a matching seat.