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The second life of an office chair

Hello, dear visitors of the site “Visiting Samodelkin “!
Recently I have been very busy with my construction … And now, the moment has come when I decided to “rest” from business in your favorite way – just for yourself, “for the soul”, so to speak, to do something unnecessary! )))))
Make a reservation … I never do unnecessary things! By “unnecessary” I mean that this thing is not needed now, or that you can do without it. So this time I decided to make a comfortable stool for the workshop, or garage , and, at the same time, add some trash.)))
The second life of an office chair

In this video I briefly showed the manufacturing process:
I have long had thoughts of making something useful out of a few old office chairs that are gathering dust in the basement. One of them, the oldest, was also at my construction site.
The second life of an office chair A worn-out chair, assembled by someone from several, with a broken mechanism for the position of the back, with a seat and back of different colors. And I decided to make a stool out of it.
For this I needed:
1. Actually, the office chair itself.
2. Trimming a wooden beam, section 100×150 mm.
3. Black Spunbond.
4. Screws of different lengths.
I started by dismantling the chair to the state of “horns and legs”.)))
 The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The basic idea is to use the armrests of the chair as legs! But the height of the armrests is 30 cm! And the standard height of chairs is 42-45 cm. If you use them as legs, you will get only a small chair. I wanted to make a full-fledged stool, so I thought about how to increase the missing height.
A piece of a wooden beam with a section of 10 by 15 cm, from which I once put rafters, came under my hands:
 The second life of an office chair From it I cut a piece of the required length. I will not say how many it is in centimeters, because it was too lazy to measure something, and I simply marked the length equal to the length of the two armrest mounting plates using the “application method”:
 The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair I thought that if I had not had this trimming of the rafters, I would have taken two bosses from the pallet, and knocked them down with nails, or twisted them with screws. Or, for example, I would connect them with some kind of plates for screws. For example, hangers for plasterboard ceilings, which I always have in stock, as they are very convenient as “universal fastening brackets”.
black spunbond, which my wife covers the aisles in the beds:
 The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair  The second life of an office chair From the seat of the chair, I unscrewed four screws, removed the lower decorative closure and cut out a rectangular hole in it, of such a size that our bar would pass through it: < br> The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair Attaching the closure in its place, I marked the outline of the hole with a pencil:
The second life of an office chair  The second life of an office chair Now you need to attach this spacer to the bottom surface of the seat. To do this, I used the mounting angles that I found in my stock of “hardware”:
The second life of an office chair The corners were fixed to the bar by means of screws:
The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair And then to the seat so that the block fits into the contours that I applied, outlining the hole:
The second life of an office chair Then I replaced the bottom closure and fixed it with screws, as it was before:
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Now it is necessary to fix our “legs”, which will be the armrests:
The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair I fixed them with long screws. To prevent their caps from falling into the holes intended for the M8 screws, I put washers on them:
The second life of an office chair Everything! My stool is ready! And I immediately experienced it:
The second life of an office chair The stool turned out to be very good! Sitting is really very comfortable! And, most importantly, he does not have that eternal looseness that accompanied him in his past life! There is nothing special to break in it.
The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair The second life of an office chair It will be necessary with other broken chairs to make the same. Of course, they are not suitable for home. Painfully handicraft look, even if you take a seat with good upholstery. But for a garage, or a workshop – a very necessary furniture will work. It will be possible, by the way, to make one without a stand. Let it be a low chair. Sometimes this is needed for some work, or kindling the furnace.
I believe that the main idea of ​​this homemade product of mine is precisely the use of the armrests as legs. There the brackets are made of fairly strong steel plates. They have convenient brackets for fastening. In addition, the plastic cover is also made of hard plastic, which will protect both the floor and the improvised legs themselves from scratches and wear.
And already the seat itself, if you have free time, can be easily made, for example, from a piece of chipboard, wrapping it with two-centimeter foam rubber, batting (or synthpon) to smooth out blemishes, and the final upholstery. So, you can make chairs of various shapes (with round, square, oval, rectangular seats), and benches.
Chairs such were “in fashion” in the two thousandth. Now they have all fallen into disrepair and are being thrown away en masse. And often, in offices, they simply remove the armrests, continuing to use the chair without them. So, there are no special problems with the material for the legs either … The question/topic is automatically published in social media. site network – follow the answers there too:

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