Introduction: 1987 Steelcase Refurbished Office Chair

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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.


Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-18

That plush throw was a great choice. It looks so soft and inviting.

kmason3 (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-10-18

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.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)kmason32011-10-18

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 :)

caitlinsdad (author)2011-10-18

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)caitlinsdad2011-10-18

what is a domo face? there will be an update

kmason3 (author)caitlinsdad2011-10-18

domo would of been awsome with thins, i will figure a way out on how to incorporate it witht he future updates

kmason3 (author)caitlinsdad2011-10-18

no i do not, im interested in knowing though.

kmason3 (author)caitlinsdad2011-10-18

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

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