The folding chair is made to close up for easy storage. The construction of the chair is based on hinges found at the back of the chair's seat that folds allowing the person to rest the chair against a wall, in a closet, or in the trunk of one's car. Fold up chairs were usually made of wood and used in churches, schools, and wherever audiences would congregate. The concept was used to make large and comfortable chairs with armrests made of heavy plastics or canvas to be used on front porches, on patios or wherever one could set up a chair for easier viewing of games or whatever one wants to sit and enjoy the view.
Keeping a few well made wooden slat folding chairs in closets is a wise investment for homemakers as entertaining a large crowd can be a problem if the only sitting is the one or two couches usually kept in homes. The fact that this extra seating can be stored adds to the appeal of these chairs. Most groups keep dozens of chairs that allow a hall to be used for sports or to be set up for the congregation with very little effort. The folding chair has become such a common item in most of our lives that we take them for granted.
The wise person always keeps a folding chair in one's trunk as it makes a trip to the park or the beach a cinch without having to look for a chair or to take one away from its usual place in the home. Folding chairs can be found in most hardware stores, online, or in outdoor furniture centers. The quality of fold-up chairs adds to their cost as the better-made chairs are usually made of higher quality canvas, wood, or plastics.