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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. 

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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

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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

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sound chair

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

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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

Topic by jtfranson    |  last reply


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. 

Question by NovemberG1    |  last reply


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

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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

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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

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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.

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Outside lounge chair

We have an outdoor lounge chair used for sunbathing. The one we have has a metal frame with fabric stretched across. Recently the fabric part ripped, leaving the chair unusable. It kind of looks like the one in the photo, except on ours, the fabric on the 'back' of the chair is separate from the fabric on the 'body' of the chair. http://www.egoparis.com/user-data/product/fullImage/2/296aef16f7e8d00ef7be21cf418335ae.jpg (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to post an image. :P) Surely there is an instructable teaching how to make an outdoor lounge/sunbathing chair, though I couldn't find one. Anyone know of one or know how I can fix the old chair?

Topic by minderbinder    |  last reply


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)

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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?

Topic by Tsylord    |  last reply


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)

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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.

Topic by rionmiahs    |  last reply


slipcover for a resin chair?

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

Question by caudelin    |  last reply


Wheel chair project

What are the parts required to make a wheel chair project?what is the total cost of the parts?

Question by kota saketh    |  last reply


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.

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Chair of recycled acrylic

Chair of recycled acrylic With concern for the environment, having as one of its core values actions aiming at sustainability. It is for this noble motive that some companies in Brazil, arrive annually to collect about 480 tons of plastic waste per year for recycling. The acrylic sheet recycled exhibit properties similar to the original acrylic plates and cost much less. In this project, I show the creation of a chair design with fully functional and above all sustainable.

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Desk chair with bicycle shock?

Can it be done? I want the shock to be used for the tilt back mechanism. Any suggestions on how it can be accomplished?   I want it to be suitable for up to 150kg (currently I'm at 100, and I'm trying to shed some weight. Thank you all in advance 

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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.)

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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?

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays    |  last reply


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.

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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!

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how to make dog chair?

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

Question by pjmos    |  last reply


restoring ovalia egg chair

I am trying to restore an original thor larsen ovalia egg chair for my game room.  i have stripped out all of the old worn out fabric from the interior down to the bare rough fiberglass.  i'm trying to adhere fabric to this rough fiberglass using spray adhesives with little success so far.  i have tried using 3m super 77 adhesive and also misty foam and fabric adhesive.  my test piece of fabric pulled off easily after letting the adhesive set up for over 24 hours.  i'm wondering if anyone has some ideas on this process of adhering fabric to fiberglass that i may be missing.  i've looked for info on restoring a piece like this one and have come up short so far.  so any info or ideas of things to try would be welcome. thanks!

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how to make a dog wheel chair?

My Dachshund Rex has lost ability to use his back legs and the carts are very expensive. My husband and neighbor are pretty good handymen so I figured they could build him one. Wondering if anyone has a building plan they would share.

Question by carlsja    |  last reply


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.

Question by wolfofthewhitemt    |  last reply



3D printing of a broken chair leg

Hi all, My chair is broken. I can't find the part anywhere so I thought maybe I could 3D print it, but I have no idea how to do it. Would anyone help me out to create a design file. I have a rough sketch below. If anyone can help out I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

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Focal 'Standing' Chair knock-off

I'd very much like to take a crack at building a homemade version of this 'Standing' chair: http://www.focaluprightfurniture.com/standing-desk-video/ But until I can get a garage of my own, I thought I'd put it to you folks. I was thinking a cheap saddle stool would be a good place to start: http://goo.gl/DZE7y It's the base hinge that kind of stumps me.  What do you guys think?

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Bark seating for a ladder back chair.

Hello everyone.This is a request regarding where I can obtain bark from (in the first instance) here in the UK.I've recently completed a ladder back chair and would like to seat it with bark. I did this many years ago on my first chair using bark of about 1" wide and supplied in rolls.Unfortunately, I can't recall who supplied it and my search so far has failed.If anyone can help, that would be very much appreciated.Thank you for reading this.Chris.

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HOW TO: reupholstering a wing back chair? Answered

I got a free wing back, claw and ball chair that had the bottom blown out of it. I can fix that. However, I would love to reupholster it since the fabric is a tacky vintage pattern and the previous owner must have had a cat because parts are in shreds. The fabric alone is expensive so I would like to reupholster it myself to not only save some money, but also tack on another odd job accomplishment. Any resources, books, websites, would be much appreciated.

Question by Barrettkg    |  last reply


DIY Office Chair Playseat Conversion?

Hi everyone, I've been looking to make something like this for a while now but have not come up with an idea of how to pull it off. I am a fan of flight/space simulators and have a Saitek X52 joystick (which is a two piece joystick for those who aren't familiar). I noticed a picture of the Playseat Office Chair with it's dual arm attachments and it seemed like the perfect compliment to my joystick. The issue is, the seats are horrendously expensive and way way outside my budget. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how I might be able to pull off a conversion of my current office chair to add arms like the playseat has. Here is a picture of the playseat: http://www.logitech.com/assets/27529/27529.png Please keep in mind that I do not have access to a welder so it would be difficult for me to make anything metal :( Thanks in advance for any advice! Scynthe 

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Building a taller lift for my chair

So, I own an  adjustable bar-height stool with min-height of 24" and max-height of 33" and I wonder if it is possible to either   1) retrofit the existing hydraulic lift so I can get 10" more in height  2) Or completely build from scratch a similar hydraulic lift as the one I currently have installed except the new one would provide a max height of about 45"   I would appreciate any tips in accomplishing either of the above listed options please.

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how can i build a wheel chair from an old bike a skateboard and a chair?

My friend recently broke his ankle and all he does is sit around the house i want to build him a wheel chair but have no money and limited parts...keep in mind i have no welding tools or experience please help asap !

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How to go about designing an ergonomic chair?

Greetings, I have been unable to find a chair that is as comfortable as I want, and I would like to design my own. I want it fully support all parts of the body. I am trying to figure out a system for making one. To figure out the shape I need to be able to sit in it and adjust it at any point from head to foot to see what is the most comfortable to find the perfect shape. I need to be able to raise, lower, move forward, and move back every inch of it. Any ideas on how to do this? The best thing I can think of is a huge amount of clay. Thanks

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what voltage motor is needed to drive a 30x30cm chair

Actually i'm making a wooden chair of 30 cm height 30 cm width and 30 cm long and attaching wheels to the legs of the chair.I wanted to know the voltage of motor that should be used.For example whether 8volt motor or 9volt motor

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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/

Question by Z1ggy    |  last reply


Spray painting over chrome

There is this chair I've always wanted but it had chrome feet. I do not like chrome. Could I spray paint it and if so what are the steps? Or could I diffuse it so it is duller? Thanks

Topic by MajesticDoge    |  last reply


can u teach me step by step?

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What is causing the deep cycle battery charger fuses to pop?

Mobile Wheelchair battery wiring: Two young 12v 26AH wired in ceries? is poping charger fuses. with newly accuired controller The chair contoller has been newly doneup and could be the cause Look at Mobile chair battery line diagram operating with newly acuired reconstructed second hand controller it pops charger fuses, the battery's are near new the, motors is not connected yet in fear of damage from a dead short somewhere.The motors operated fine whith previous controller.americantwintowers@gmail.com

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so i stumbled across this today would anyone have an idea on how to create one? Answered

Its called the  Feel Seating System, i found it while surfing the web and i was curious if anyone had an idea on how i could make my own because to buy them its over 4,500 dollars..just a little out of my price range

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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?

Question by WilliamBottini    |  last reply