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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?

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Re-designBest Answer (author)2011-02-28

5 gal. steel paint bucket with a plywood top covered in 2" foam and naugahide.

It would hold a ton of stuff when fishing and was especially nice when deer hunting. much nicer to sit on than the ground, a bolder or downed tree.

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Nate Cougill (author)2011-03-04

The aeron chairs are amazing, and I've always loved the eames lounge chair and ottoman, and the LCW and DCW chairs.

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orksecurity (author)2011-02-28

For office chairs, the one that made a lot of people go "oh wow" was the Aeron. Highly adjustable, very high quality, reasonably attractive. And priced appropriately.

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orksecurity (author)orksecurity2011-02-28

... where "appropriately" emphatically does not mean "cheap".

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caarntedd (author)2011-02-27

Upturned milk crate with a piece of carpet for padding. Perfect for cooking on a campfire, or working on your motorcycle Also makes a good step for reaching high shelves in your garage. If you turn it the right way up, it makes a great storage container. Easy to carry and fits five wide across the tray of your utility vehicle (if you have stolen that many).

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NachoMahma (author)caarntedd2011-02-28

. Be careful when using them as steps. I have an old one that I recently put my heel through. They get brittle over time. Many sharp edges that I wouldn't want to put my leg through.

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CameronSS (author)caarntedd2011-02-27

Turn it sideways and it's a shelf just the right height for ring binders. I have two stacked next to my desk.

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caarntedd (author)CameronSS2011-02-28

Absolutely. The possibilities are endless. I don't know where you are in the world, but where I come from a 9kg propane cylinder fits in one perfectly too!

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