How to Make a Seat for Less Than 8 Eur in Less Than 4 Min.





Introduction: How to Make a Seat for Less Than 8 Eur in Less Than 4 Min.

Sitting all day sucks, because it causes back pain sometimes. Standing all day sucks as well, because it causes tired legs after a while. So while working at Open Design City today, I was wondering how to solve this with a very low budget and without a lot of time. So I came up with some kind of seating, and I thought I´d rather share it with you quickly before it get´s lost, as some kind of immediate project documentation. And if you want to make your own, this is how it works.

Step 1: What You Need.

What you need to get:


- 1 old bicycle saddle, 0,00 Eur (recycled)
- 80-95 cm of roundwood, pine tree 22mm, max. 4,00 Eur
- 1 plunger, ca. 4,00 Eur
- 1 wood screw


- Saw to cut the roundwood, if necessary
- Sandpaper
- Srewdriver
- Wrench

What you need to do:

Remove the stick from the plunger and replace it with the roundwood. Grind down the other end of the stick to 18 mm and assemble the saddle. Push the plunger down to the floor, so it gets sucked down and the seat doesn´t slip away.

Step 2: Cut Roundwood.

Depending on your body size you will need a piece between 80-95 cm to sit comfortably.

Step 3: Grind Down One End of the Stick.

Grind down one end of the stick to 18 mm using coarse sand paper in order to attach the saddle.

Step 4: Attach Plunger.

Use a woodscew to attach the plunger to the stick. You might want to drill a whole first to make it easier to tighten the screw.

Step 5: Attach Saddle.



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    Ive been thinking about building one of there for fishing. Clip it to my utility belt that holds my beer and tools.

    I love this! My mother in law teaches junior high and I'm going to suggest these to her. She has the same problem with kids leaning back in their chairs.

    @ the norm - I can't stop laughing at your suggestion to forget the saddle. You're right it shouldn't be necessary but gosh that would be a funny sight.

    Hmmmm........ I wonder if I could fit one of the used shock absorbers from our cabs between the seat and dowel. Maybe even dress it up to look more steampunk.......Hmmmmmm....... ;) :P :)

    I made one. I'm bringing it to school tomorrow and using it. the reaction and faces of my peers? It'll be priceless. I'll let you know how it goes!

    Awesome! Do you have pictures?

    In a moment...maybe a bit longer

    Many old farmers use a similar idea, a stool with only 1 leg, and strap it on with an old belt. that way you can sit to milk your cows and get up with both hands free. So, add a strap! I can just see it now, HAHAHA!

    Why use a strap? just nail your pants to it from the inside! You'd never lose it!

    Better than a tail!