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

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 10 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!

Posted by yuvee 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 6 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

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 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. (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?

Posted by minderbinder 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.

Posted by thechairguy 3 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

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 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... ...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 7 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

Repairing a desk chair...

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Posted by Doubleagent 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.

Posted by rionmiahs 9 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

Posted by jtfranson 8 years ago

Old tire rocking chair

Found randomly on Flickr: 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

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.

Posted by jtfranson 8 years ago

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!

Posted by wernerchao 2 years ago

The Rocket Office Chair for Your Emergency Getaways

If you think that you might need the option to blast through the roof to safety, this chair can do it for you. With enough thrust to keep you up in the air for 45 seconds you'll have plenty of time to escape and plan for what you're going to do when you come back down again without a parachute. Linkvia Boing Boing Gadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years 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.

Posted by Daniel Domingos 5 years ago

1 gallon cans

At my job we through out at least 200 1 gal. cans a week. I have some in the past to make bird feeders,put screws in etc... when my daughter was in 7th grade I used some to make stage lights for the drama club that included 2 sets of 4 lights each mounted on a 8 ft. black pipe stand .She is 18 now and they still use it. I am now starting to fix up my apartment and want to see if anybody has any ideas of what I could make from them,from lights to furniture. So show me what you got out there.

Posted by creasemaker 8 years ago

Focal 'Standing' Chair knock-off

I'd very much like to take a crack at building a homemade version of this 'Standing' chair: 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: It's the base hinge that kind of stumps me.  What do you guys think?

Posted by JJ Loy 6 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!

Posted by beccajames7 4 years ago

What kind of hinge do you think this chair would use?

Http://;=2053&HS;=1I'm not all that familiar with furniture design, but I'd like to make something like this folding chair. Anybody have an idea what the hinge might be made of or look like?

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago

Como construir una silla con una rueda/How to build a chair with a tire

I found this interesting video of how to build a chair with a tire. Encontre este interesante video de como construir un asiento a partir de una rueda (llanta o neumatico)

Posted by blkhawk 5 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

Posted by MajesticDoge 8 months ago

Use Xbox 360 Controller vibration to control an I/O device for my Vibrating Chair to build and make an instruct-able (The Hillbilly Gaming Chair)

I posted a question similar to this and got few replies maybe i didn't explain myself or their is no interest. Basically this is what i want to do. I want to use my Xbox 360 controller to control my Vibrating Chair. Its a lounge chair and it just vibrates and it called a "massage chair". So to do this I though i would take a controller find the wire that sends power to start vibration (i want the controller to keep its vibration functionality too, as the chair will have no intensity it will only turn on and off with what i have in mind) i want to wire that to a switch that when the chair is on already it will flip the switch that will give the chair the power and start to vibrate then stop. so this chair plugs into a wall wort to the chair uses DC power (i am a beginner modder/hacker) so i think their would be no problem doiong this hack by doing the following: 1) drill a hole in my controller 2) connect a wire to the part of the controller that tells it to vibrate 3) somehow make that into a way i can make a power switch 4) connect the wire from the controller to the switch 5) connect the switch to the power input In my mind this would work by the controller sending a signal to the power switch and while the chair is in the on position this switch will become the new way the chair activates (while the switch and controller is installed)  the power is supplied my a dc power adapter and i plan to put the switch in between where the power plug plugs into the chair so it would be a removable part easily plug and play. I will post the chair voltages and give info and pictures when i find out if it is possible and if so how to do it basically then if you wish to help me i will get with you for the facts to create this and ill make an instruct-able (maybe this is something others can do but never thought of? or it has been thought of but their is little interest or doesn't work well) either way I want to try or find out what happens trying.... (BEWARE) I ONLY HAVE THE IDEA I would like to do it but i would need some help on what i would need and if some circuitry is required i hope its at a minimum and the most parts already built would be best for me. Thank you Most important EVERYONE that helps me will be cited in my instruct-able it would be the least I could do. TYVMIA THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE

Posted by beatnik 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

Posted by NeuroPulse 7 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 

Posted by Kirini 10 months ago

Turn a Massage (vibrating) chair to work with Xbox 360

I had an idea although IDK how to implement it. I have a Vibrating massage chair (its just like a average recliner with some vibrators in it) I had lost the wall wort power adapter for this in a move a couple years ago and recently i had an idea while looking for gaming chairs and i thought to myself this would be more comfortable than something i could afford being a $500+ chair already i think I might try to fix it and in the process make it a gaming chair. I just dont know how........ So basically this chair uses a 12v 600MaH/.6v Power adapter (which i lost and when i was going to replace it thought i might me able to do more with this than just make it work again. So once it is plugged in it has a corded remote that has a back and seat vibration control's of off high and low. now i am not thinking of making the vibrations respond with intensity but just vibrate in general in conjunction with the system. I would say I have a Intermediate knowledge about soldering modding etc. Although I have no IDEA how to do this. I think it would somehow require a special Controller connected to the chairs power. As all i would want is the chair to vibrate when the controller does. The back oof the chair has a velcro flap that i an access the innerds of the chairs mecanism (i suppose for fixing it if it broke) So the only thing is how to hook up the controller in a way its not obtrusive to controlling it and simply how to do it. I know this may be a hard question to ask about without someone seeing the chair but is it possible??? How do gaming chairs achieve this effect ????? I would like it to be connected to the controller somehow and not the xbox as the cord is undesirable. So basically all I need to do is make some sort of circuit that is connected to the xbox controller that turns the chair on when it turns on. thats basically it. so first of all is it possible and if so any pointers??? I think it would also make a nice instruct-able after I find out how to do it. I assume it would require some soldering and at MOST and Arduino but I hope not as i do not have much experience with them. although if it does maybe someone can help me and all the Arduino Programing would all be credited to whoever helps me with the code. So yeah I would like to make this work I really think it would be cool as i already have a sound system that is good enough for sound (i can easily wire some extra speakers to be mounted behind the chair and once i get the vibration i would basically have a nice lay-z-boy gaming chair IDK. I have no xbox controller modding exp ( i never really wanted to or had the need) so it would be a learning experience for me although if it could be done with a USB connection to the Xbox that would be ok for now ( i would run it under the rug but its not the optimal result i want) In all since this chair already has the vibration mecanism i would think it would be possible and hopefully not that difficult to do. (at least i hope so) If this interests anyone I would GREATLY appreciate your help. and i will certanly tag anyone who helps me with this when i finish and make an instruct-able. So in all thank all of you who reply to this post and I hope i posted this in the correct forum as i never have asked for help on this site. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE

Posted by beatnik 7 years ago

Do we really not have one/Can someone give me pointers to build a ladder chair

Do we really not have an instructable for a ladder/chair?see one here after asking in the answers section, i was able to come and put this where i wanted it(under burning Questions)I will also clarify my question as lemonie says i shouldMy question iscan anyone give me some tips on building a ladder/chair?

Posted by Z1ggy 8 years ago

jessyratfink interviewed by Jezebel for the Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project

This one is little old, but it's still awesome, and I love it, when Instructables members get at least some of the recognition they deserve. Jezebel has quite a glowing interview with jessyratfink for the fame of her Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! here at:Our "Barbie Electric Chair" Is A Bust; We Interview The Inventor.I love how the comments filled up with stories of the other ridiculous things people did to their Barbies.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 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!

Posted by cej0 6 years ago

I'm tired of this, give me ideas please

Ok i need help, i've looked all over this instructables and everywhere else, and cant find anything on camping or hiking ideas or projects, just 1 camping chair (courtesy of Randy Sarafan a.k.a randofo) survival kits from LH, and other people, and some stoves, from alot of other people, thanks for helping me make one, but i need other ideas, if it helps, i have a broken camp chair, and a bunch of other stuff, and an old sleeping bag. any ideas will help, that'd be kool. thanks everyone.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago

Shopping Cart Furniture

This set of furniture made from a shopping cart by Ramon Coronado is pretty sweet. There's a table, a chair, a lamp, and even a swing, all made from a shopping cart with a plastic basket. It's a lot like Tim Anderson's Shopping Cart Chair, but with the extra option of bending the plastic with the help of a heat gun. MERCADO NEGRO via MAKE

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

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: 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 

Posted by Scynthe 7 years ago

fitting bluetooth speakers to a racing seat to make a gaming chair

Hi guys and gals im building a gaming chair from a racing seat and my plans are to strip a Bluetooth speaker I bought and mount each of the speakers in the seat belt holes in the rear of the seat. My question is what are your thoughts on the housing for the speakers? My idea was to use some plastic and mold airtight cups for them and fit them that way but I am open to suggestions and to be honest  want to make the most of your ideas. The speaker I am using is from Amazon see here  thanks in advance  my seat is very similar to the one in the picture have included 

Posted by mjohnstone 2 years ago

Adding remotecontrols to electric devices

I am looking to add a remote control to a circuit board which controls two separate motors (forward/backward and left/right) The control should be pressure sensitive. right now the control is a mounted 4 directional switch (like on a motorized wheel chair). How can I add a remote to it? I have an old R/C car board, and the remote that goes with it.

Posted by DaMadProfessor 10 years ago

Glowing wood and resin furniture

Can't get these glowing wood and resin chairs that Bright Woods showed off in Milan recently out of my head. I know that some glowing furniture wouldn't quite work in my house, but I really would love to make something like it. So instead I'm putting it out there to all of you. Please do something with this idea and post it here. Bright Woods’ Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Make your own Blueprints

Does anyone know of a program for the desk top that lets you design blue prints to make things? Like a wooden table, chair or anything like that?

Posted by Raidies 3 years ago

Solar reflector mounted on part of an office chair, might give people some ideas.

Http:// is a video that shows a solar reflector that I made from mylar and an 8 by 4 sheet of corrugated plastic. I approximated a parabolic dish by cutting it to  make cones. I used bamboo to make it more sturdy. (Still needs more bamboo). It is on a stand made from an old office chair.  I intend to line up the mount properly and put it on equatorial mount but that will take a while. It might be weeks before I have time to test the thing so here it is for now.   I am slow at the experiment stuff. The dish started last september! And it took me that long to figure out how to keep the shape resonably tight. So here it is at this moment. It will change a lot before it is finished but no reason not to show the current state of the project. Brian

Posted by gaiatechnician 7 years ago

Tyvek slip covers/seats.

Hey, has anybody thought of this? I was thinking of a directors/folding chair type thing. Homemade tyvek (ala carryology) prefered.

Posted by moneyfuskie935 6 years 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

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

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.

Posted by rumpells 2 years ago

24 volt motor run time

Hi all, We just finished a remote control lawn mower project that utilizes 2 24V wheel chair motors and two wheel chair batteries for drive power. The balde is powered by a gas engine. The unit weighs in at around 260 lbs and is used for some serious slope mowing. The issue I have run into is that I can only get about 1 hour run time before having to recharge. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to increase the run time without decreasing power? Thanks

Posted by real57vetteguy 5 years ago

UV high power

Don't use on your Hotel room covers, chairs or bed sheets! don't want to know! UVA/UVB high power LED's and some white use UV with white phosphors so be sure to wear eye protection...

Posted by erckgillis 11 years ago

Custom Furniture Concept

Instead of buying a chair that was made in a factory, get the file printed up at your local fab shop. Check out this video that was presented by Bruce Sterling last night in Italy.Yes, the voices aren't the greatest.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Fix Rattan/Bamboo furniture - NOT WICKER!!!

I recently bought a mid-century rattan dining table with four chairs.  I want to replace the cushions on the chairs - two piece, but they have snaps to keep the cushions in place.  I do not plan on having snaps on the new cushions, but that leaves me with the male part of the snaps.  If I pull them out, which I want to do, I will be left with a bunch of holes and no clue how to fix them, and since I haven't removed them yet, I have no idea how deep the holes will be.  I am open to any and all suggestions.   Thank you!   PS, I've tried to upload photos, but it's not working.  

Posted by Luny 1 year ago