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. 

Topic by DasFitz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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

Topic by yuvee 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


sound chair

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

Topic by evillordnikon 10 years ago  |  last reply 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 me ill post pictures a little later today http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/8379-vintage-suitcase-chairs

Topic by jtfranson 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 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

Topic by jtfranson 8 years ago  |  last reply 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. 

Question by NovemberG1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 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

Topic by DNAmeen 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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

Topic by mrjoancroft 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Topic by Sedgewick17 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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)

Question by Doubleagent 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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?

Topic by Tsylord 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years 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)

Topic by Doubleagent 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years 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.

Topic by rionmiahs 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


slipcover for a resin chair?

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

Question by caudelin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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.

Topic by kleena 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


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.

Topic by Daniel Domingos 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i need to build a simple wheelchair for school any tip asap? Answered

Question by Uwais Dockrat 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone no a easy way to reupholster a chair like this chair?

Question by geierka 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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 

Question by GeorgeK31 2 years ago  |  last reply 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.)

Topic by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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?

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I get plans for the library ladder chair?

Question by ttjack 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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

Topic by NeuroPulse 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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

Question by pvamsi 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


can someone show me a cheap flight simulater gaming chair rig ?

Question by lewisz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Topic by thechairguy 4 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!

Topic by chaburchak 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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.

Question by pjmos 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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/

Question by Z1ggy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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!

Topic by cej0 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


can u teach me step by step?

Question by ramsmula 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Question by Water-for-Africa 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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

Question by generalpegleg 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


reupholster chair?dinning room chair? Answered

Question by 1950psle 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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?

Question by WilliamBottini 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Question by wolfofthewhitemt 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 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

Question by mgrower 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


HELP?! I need some advice on chair restoration!

I have spotted this chair in a charity shop, I have been looking for a similar style to this for my flat to restore/up-cycle. I plan to either have the cushion restored or to recover in a soft furnishing for a different look However... I am a total novice to this kind of this so I was just wondering: 1. What I should pay for a chair like this, in this condition? 2. How much would it cost to reupholster both DIY & by a professional? 3. How much it would be worth when finished? Any help and advice given would be much appreciated, as I really am unsure! Thanks!

Topic by beccajames7 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Anyone have any input on building a homemade PC Chair/Monitor Mount gaming rig?

Basically I'd like to make a nice semi reclined PC Gaming chair with a monitor mount that wraps around from behind the headrest , and a keyboard/mouse surface that is adjustable and swivels.  SInce a picture is worth more than 1000 poorly used words, here is a product thats similar to what I'd like to build: http://kotaku.com/256206/new-game-chair-for-those-who-are-chained-to-their-pcs?tag=gamingfurniture I'd like to get a nice chair built for $300 or less, I'm fairly handy, and I also have a few friends that are professional welders and sheet metal workers that will be willing to give me a hand.  Does anyone know of any plans or blueprints out there for a home made gaming rig similar to what I've linked to above?

Question by DrFistington 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone have a pattern for a hammock type sling chair for backpacking? Lightweight 1lb or less

 Am looking for something really lightweight that can be hooked to a pack that is quick to set up for lunch breaks or any type of break.  And I guess it doesn't really need to be a "hammock" - just something easy to set up that is sturdy - needs to hold 200+ lbs and is stable on uneven ground. Thanks - figure someone here can figure it out if they haven't already.  I've looked at some of the chairs but they don't quite fit what I'm looking for.

Question by dojers 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Please help me, I am trying to figure out how to take apart this office chair so that I can reupholster it?

I dont know where the screws are that I need to take out. I am scared that I will break the chair if I pull the plastic too hard, or does it pop back into place? I just really need to get this apart asap...thanks

Question by kandice_gadsden 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Handmade recliner workstation

I am concerned about the health of my son because he spends a lot of time playing computer games.I want to make for him a workstation with adjustable tilt of the chair and monitor as in Altwork Station or Human Touch Zero Gravity Chair, but without  complicated electric mechanisms. Unfortunately the price of such things in Ukraine is incredibly expensive, so I want to do it myself. Can someone help with ideas or plans ? Tnx Google translater was used 

Topic by Kirini 1 year ago


Hoverchairs for floating senior citizens

Hovercrafts are great ways to reuse a leaf blower or shopvac for goofing off. Now some folks in Japan are using the same idea to float senior citizens around. These chairs designed at Japan's Kobe Gakuin University can lift up to 330 pounds. The next step is to find someone who can manufacture them so we can get everyone floating along, softly bumping off each other. Related: Hovercraft Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft Simple Rideable Hovercraft Link

Topic by fungus amungus 9 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?

Question by Jennaleah 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


need pattern for a bean bag chair?

Question by stitchinpost 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago