The Sunniva outdoor dining collection is peerless in quality. Borrowing its name from a Gaelic word meaning "gift of the sun," every feature of these tables and chairs contributes to your enjoyment of the outdoors.
Whether you're looking to stage a formal garden party, a place for sprawling summer cookouts, or a little spot to enjoy a beer and a burger, the Sunniva dining collection will fit your needs.
We form the distinctive backs on the Sunniva Outdoor Collection using bent laminate boards powerfully sandwiched together. This all-wood construction readily expands and contracts with temperature changes (like all wood does) while still retaining the strength the boards started with and the ergonomic shape they were bent into. This lumbar support and high back translate into a genuinely restful posture for everyone.
Construction is optimized for longevity and all-weather performance. There are very few pieces of hardware involved; nothing can become loose or get weak. Pieces come together in rock-solid joinery that is fully housed, meaning there is no way for moisture to enter the joints and compromise strength. Once assembled, the furniture is coated with either penetrating oil finish or boat paint in any color. Water rolls right off.
Each indoor and outdoor wooden chair by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is built to an heirloom spec and rigorous standards developed by founder Brian Boggs and his 30+ years of artisanal chair-making experience. A piece built by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is intended to last for years and years to come.
The entire Sunniva collection is built from sustainably-sourced Honduran mahogany, an exceptionally performing wood long prized in furniture making and yacht building. We source this wood from GreenWood Global, a non-profit organization that Brian helped found over 20 years ago. GreenWood is a trio of sawyers' cooperatives that selectively hand-harvest massive trees in the Honduran rainforest. The lumber is sent to international companies - like us and Taylor Guitars - and also used by local craftspeople to make a variety of chairs and handcrafts.
In addition to this dining table and chairs, we offer the entire Sunniva line of outdoor furniture that marries the best of traditional construction with contemporary comfort and flair.
All of our furniture is crafted by hand in our workshop in Asheville, North Carolina. Our master woodworkers use special tools and processes built and developed entirely in-house.
The guiding principle to furniture by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is that each piece is designed with comfort as the top priority. With that in mind, we’ve found that everything else—from build quality to looks—falls into place on its own. If you live in the Asheville, NC area or plan to visit, visit our workshop and try them for yourself.