how can I repair my patio chair bottoms?

The bottom of the chairs have a fastener on them that I don't think I can replace. I have thought about another screw and bolt to hold the bar together after I replace the material on the seat itself. Any ideas?

Asked by Hamlin12 8 years ago


Does anyone know how to obtain and replace the two round rubber shock mounts on an Aemes bent plywood lounge chair?

Does anyone know how to obtain and replace the two round rubber shock mounts on an Aemes bent plywood lounge chair? Both have broken.

Asked by PeterBates 5 years ago


Cardboard Chairs

Check out these finalists in a cardboard chair competition. Only corrugated cardboard (preferably reused) and glue could be used as materials. The entry below is particularly cool as it only uses one shape for all the cutouts and it can be flipped for a different angle.Link via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How can I do tasteful roping off of seats I do not want used? Answered

I have rows of theater type seating and I want to block off rows of these seats. How do I do this on a shoestring budget?

Asked by 9 years ago


were can i buy the foam for the bean bag cairs?

That i can make on my own

Asked by penguin1976 8 years ago


Musical Chairs

 Hello all, I'm taking a toy design class and I'm attempting to make a working prototype of a musical chairs type game.  There will be a central base that plays the music, but it should be programmed to randomly stop (allowing the children to sprint to the closest "base" on the ground).  The central base should then resume after either a specified time, when a button is pressed to resume play, or ideally when the kids shout "READY!". What would be the easiest way to go about constructing this? I do have some experience with programming and electronics, just not expert-level. Thanks for your help! - Danielle

Posted by DNAmeen 8 years ago





sound chair

How much and how hard would it be to build a sound chair like the syramat s2000

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago



Knitted Chairs

I've created an open source pattern for knitted chair! The aim is to let individuals use knitting as a creative media to personalise the ubiquitous plastic chair. It's been great to see how different every single knitted chairs are. Join me in this revolution! www.knittedchairs.wordpress.com

Posted by yuvee 9 years ago


slipcover for a resin chair?

Has anyone made/designed a template to make good looking covers for inexpensive resin chairs?

Asked by caudelin 9 years ago


Racing Chair

How can I make a racing chair. I've seen some with car seats and some with out car seats. I'm looking for some one that can show me or link me some where to make a racing chair. I got a chair just looking to make everything else. If I make the chair I'll make put it up on Instructables. 

Posted by DasFitz 5 years ago



What's the best chair you've ever used? Answered

I am going to build a chair and I'm in the design/research phase. What are some standout examples of chair design both in terms of functionality and style that you've encountered?

Asked by WilliamBottini 7 years ago


Fixing a Windsor chair

I have a few Windsor chairs that are about six years old, and over the past few years spokes on the chairs have started popping out the top of the chair and causing cracks. I was thinking about using a glue called wonder lockem to fix the problem but I dont know if it is really going to fix the problem.

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


Do you know a source for chair glides that can be used for the emco ( good form) aluminum chair?

The chair legs are 1 inch square with a 5/8 to 3/4 inch hole in the bottom. The original glides were metal and were held in by a compressible rubber gromett. The only chair glides I have seen made today are metal inserts for square or round chairs with a screw in metal glide. I wonder what replacement type would be most suitable for these chairs

Asked by mgrower 9 years ago


Adult Baby high chair and crib?

I am looking for plans on making a simple Adult Baby/Littles high chair and crib. I will most likely make the high chair first.

Asked by wolfofthewhitemt 5 years ago



Old chair restyling

I have 4 antique chairs that are too rickety for seating. I don't want to throw them away or repair them as chairs. Has anyone done anything to rework a chair as a new object? Table, box, shelf, photo frame, etc? Anything but the old planter idea. Two of the chairs are oak pressback and have LOTS of decorative spindles.

Posted by kleena 10 years ago


Building an Aeron Chair at home

Hello everyone on instructables! I have a computer chair currently but the entire thing is breaking. I need to get myself a new chair or build it. I'm deciding to go towards the building chair route. I want to make myself a Aeron Chair chair. What I have are the mounts on which the seat and back support can be fixed on. They are fine but the seat and back seat are what need to be replaced. The cushion on the seat has flattened, the back seat is broken. Does anyone have the profile for seat and back seat which I can build? I'm planning to build the outer frame with wood and cover the entire seat with leather. I just need the Aeron Chair profile. I have attached what I want to build.

Posted by thechairguy 3 years ago



Can I use an office chair as a virtual carousel horse ride?

My daughter loves carousels, so I want to try to make a unique ride for my daughter. I was thinking of taking the chair top/seat off of an office chair, and mounting it on a machine that makes the chair go up and down slowly 2-3 inches in height, kinda like a carousel horse would.  How can I make a chair go up and down like that?

Asked by Jennaleah 4 years ago


Turning a simple task chair into an ergonomic chair

Greetings Instructables Community!  I have an issue finding a nice ergonomic chair for my desk at home. I'm currently using a task chair that looks like this mildly crude cartoon (blue chair with fuscia burst). I was thinking of disassembling it, using the back rest and the seat to make an ergonomic chair, much like this one (the kneeler with the chappy gent on it). Or I could save myself some trouble from building the frame from scratch and make a chair like this (the black office chair-esque kneeler). So, any tips? I've been turning it around in my head for months and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess I don't want blood clots in my calves. Thanks! - Jules

Posted by mrjoancroft 8 years ago


Self Assembeling Chair Robot

I found this on Youtube and thought it was kind of silly but at the same time pretty cool.The robot chair breaks and then reassembles itself. What do you think about it?

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago


Do we really not have one? Answered

Do we really not have an instructable for a ladder/chair?see a ladder/chair herehttps://www.instructables.com/id/SVYWOEPFFEA6YM8/

Asked by Z1ggy 8 years ago


How do you make a haunted hair salon chair?? Answered

   I have one of those hairdressing chairs that pump up with your foot.  I was thinking of making the chair "Haunted"... as in having some kind of mechanical machine that (When turned on...)  moves the height adjustment foot lever up and down... causing the chair (And anyone sitting on it) to go up, up, up in height.  What parts do I need to make this fun project?

Asked by Coolpony 5 years ago


Extending Office Chair?

I want to raise the height of my office chair, about 4" or so, but I don't know how to do it. The piston is already maxed and its still too short. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could accomplish this?

Posted by Tsylord 7 years ago


Good Repurosing for an Old Office Swivel Chair?

I bought an old office chair at a garage sale today for a buck. Now, after rolling around the neighborhood in it like a maniac, its time to figure out a way to repurpose it. Any ideas? I was thinking ethier using the base to make the Car Seat Office Chair ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Car-Seat-Office-Chair/ ), or combine it with a bike, still with the office chair wheels on it, for a unquie ride. Any idea how to do the second one, or any other thoughts on how to repurpose it? Thanks!-xD

Asked by ! xD ! 8 years ago


desk for lounge chair arm?

Looking for a way to mount a small desktop to a lounge chair arm WITHOUT altering the chair.  Have seen things like this... http://www.amazon.com/Smartworks-Pocket-Sofa-Couch-Organizer/dp/B0032JSF4O ...but prefer something a little larger, like the tablet desks you find on lecture hall seats.  Any ideas?  Or if you've come across an Instructable to that effect, please post a link.  Thanks!

Posted by chaburchak 6 years ago


How can I keep hair from clogging my casters?

I am a Pet Groomer and use a stool with casters to move about during long stints of detailed scissoring. During the week my casters become so clogged with hair that they will no longer turn. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? What type of casters will not collect hair or will not be clogged?

Asked by VinnyVanGogh 8 years ago


ideas wanted: I need to build automatic 180 degree swivel chair for stage prop

I need to build an automatic (motorized) chair that can swivel 180 degrees for a stage prop on the cheap. It must be able to support at least 200 lbs (the chair and the person in the chair.) I found the swivel hardware that can support up to 750lbs. Now I'm trying to figure out how I can make it turn 180 degrees. (Kind of like the chairs on The Voice that comes on NBC. Thanks

Posted by Shanne69 7 years ago


Desk chair fix? Answered

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Asked by Doubleagent 7 years ago


Instructables on this chair??

I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to help me make an instructables or have an instructable on how to build this chair for personal use??? I wanted to build it for my aunt who is turning 40 and a bibliophile :) will be willing to donate to someone who had made something like this before. 

Asked by NovemberG1 4 months ago


Repairing a desk chair...

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Posted by Doubleagent 7 years ago


How do I upholster a barrel chair?

I have 2 barrel chairs with saddle bag style pillows that I would like to reupholser. Do you have anything that aides in reupholstering anything?

Asked by 9 years ago




How do I clamp to the bottom of a chair leg? Answered

I need to glue felt pads to the bottom of some dining room chairs. The self adhering pads don't stay in place as the floor is slightly textured and causes the pads to shift when the chair is moved. I bought some Gorilla Glue that recommends clamping during the setting. If I had long clamps I might be able to clamp end to end on the front legs but with the back there is no surface that is parallel and accessible with the foot of the chair.

Asked by TonyB203 1 year ago


Suitcase Chair

ok so i want to build a suitcase chair. I found an old suitcase on the side of the road and want to make it for my gf as a present. I wanna make it like the ones in the link below. Any tips would be very helpful or could someone point me in the direction of some plans or a guide on how to make it. If anyone is down to help me ill post pictures a little later today http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/8379-vintage-suitcase-chairs

Posted by jtfranson 7 years ago


White Glue problem

Does anyone know how to remove white glue from a fixed chair? I'm fixing chairs for a pub around, but lately interchanged the wood pieces of the upper left and right. I noticed this 6hrs later, when it was too late to disassemble/tear things out. I know, basically it's possible to do so with water or heat, but in this case the glue is in the chair itself, so i guess, i can't heat it up - i thought about putting the chair into to a tub to soak it with water, but then i'd have the problem that even the chair's wood itself is soaked. Any suggestions?

Asked by Luziviech 1 year ago


Ball or Egg Chair

I've always wanted to have one of those egg chairs or ball chairs from austin powers. you know those retro chairs. however they retail for more than a grand a piece. I know it could be made for cheap i just don;t know how to go about starting it. Like what materials i should use and how to get the big round or sphere shape. Any Ideas would be awesome!!!!! i know theres gotta be some people out there that would like to know how to make their own as well.

Posted by rionmiahs 9 years ago


How do I add cushion and fabric to wrought iron?

I am upholstering a wrought iron table and chair set. The chairs didn't initially have cushion or fabric on the back. I would like know how can I adhere these materials to these chairs? The fabric on the back of the chair in the photos is just set in the space, it is not bound. Please help.

Asked by LboogieJohnson 2 years ago


Old tire rocking chair

Found randomly on Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/3340181328/http://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/3340184078/I just LOVE this! It looks like it ought not to be too difficult to make, if one has a junkyard to pull bits from.(The note on the chair's back says something about don't play on this as wasps have taken up residence.)

Posted by rachel 9 years ago



how to make dog chair?

Have a parlayzed dog in the hind legs, would like to know how to make a dog cart.

Asked by pjmos 8 years ago


How do I sew / repair chair that is split along a seam?

Chair is split along a seam where a cushion meets.  What type of stitch hols firmly?  I plan to hand sew this with upholstery thread.

Asked by pgarland 8 years ago


Suitcase Chair

ok so i want to build a suitcase chair. I found an old suitcase on the side of the road and want to make it for my gf as a present. I wanna make it like the ones in the link below. Any tips would be very helpful or could someone point me in the direction of some plans or a guide on how to make it. If anyone is down to help kinda guide me through this ill post sum pictures later today. http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/8379-vintage-suitcase-chairs

Posted by jtfranson 7 years ago


How do I turn a hair salon pump chair into a ride? Answered

  Ok... so I have a hairdresser chair at home that pumps up and down with the foot pedal (Very common in hair salons).  The kids love to ride the chair up, up, up, so I had a unique idea to make some kind of electric machine that would move the foot pedal up and down.  Basically, I want a salon chair that (When the machine is switched on...) automatically gets pumped up, up, up....  while a kid or adult is sitting on it.  What would I need to make this work?

Asked by Coolpony 5 years ago