Picture of 1987 Steelcase refurbished office chair
Had a blast doing this chair for cheap. Cost me $60.00:
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already taken apart

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A $15.00 blanket from Walmart will do.

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Make sure you give your self room when cutting your fabric of choise

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Stapled and glued  fabric, while stretching. I went over the exsisting fabric

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Completed bottom and top

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New hardware in place, i know the chrome is messed up, but i will do that another day.

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used some cool bolts to hold it together, something different.

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Striped the armrest.

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I needed more padding, My roomate gave me this car wash thing to use.  Yes i know foam would of been more ideal, but i have to use what i have and this is a build for under $60.00

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I started glueing, wraping, and trimming.

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One down, there is a difference!

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both done, but time to recycle those strips, so lets glue and layer.

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keep stacking, one down.

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And keep trimming, and more trimming.

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Wrap and glue, Wrap and glue, trim, trim, and almost done!

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And done, everything together! pretty nice actually for 24 years old.

Future modifications:
paint all chrome flat black
fiberglass the back of the chair into something cool.
weld double wheel caster, and then modify to put skateboard wheels in.

Well all that when i do have money.
That plush throw was a great choice. It looks so soft and inviting.
kmason3 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
thanks, its pretty soft. Walmart doesnt sell fabric anymore, which is strange. they sell precut fabric in bundles of 3 yards, but nothing was interesting. it was between the throw or a microfiber blanket, may as well go with something unique and comfortable.
Yeah. Walmart'a craft section sadly gets smaller and smaller. I see nothing wrong with using a blanket, same as precut cloth but softer and hemmed on the edges :)
caitlinsdad3 years ago
That is one shaggy chair. You should have added a Domo face on to it.

I tried reupholstering one of my office chairs and the seat frame was made from some heavy duty plastic. I think you needed an industrial stapler to tack the fabric down since the staples and brads couldn't penetrate. I gave up and sewed a drawstring around my seat cover to attach to the chair.
kmason3 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
what is a domo face? there will be an update
kmason3 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
domo would of been awsome with thins, i will figure a way out on how to incorporate it witht he future updates
kmason3 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
no i do not, im interested in knowing though.
kmason3 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
This chair had hard plastic as well. but i was able to get some staples in it. This is where the glue came in handy. And the blanket worked alot better than standard fabric. i originally used a T-shirt