This project was totally free with items found on trash day in my neighborhood.
To start with, I found a swivel drafting stool waiting for trash pickup. Just what I need for this project I thought. You will have to use your imagination about the condition of the seat and backrest since I removed them before snapping my first picture. Think gross!!! Anyway here is the base ready to go
I salvaged some plywood from a pallet and had some hardware from another salvage project.
After cutting the plywood to size, I measured the hole positions, drilled the holes and mounted it to the frame.
Then Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho to the local hazardous waste recycle center I go. My paint selection today is bright orange and black. After applying 2 coats of each, it is starting to look decent.
As a repair aid, I salvaged a magnet from a hard drive and mounted it on the corner to hold screws that I remove from future projects.
I am a person that frequently services pcs laptops, printers, etc. This being on a swivel is nice as I can rotate the workspace without having to move the equipment or move out of my chair. When salvaging items I would definitely find a barstool or chair that is on a swivel base.
OK...... maybe I lied a little. This project did cost me 2 paint brushes which I got at the dollar store for 3/1.00. Let's just call it practically free instead!!!!!