Lacy Zimmerman Chair July 10th, 2018 - 01:45:04
I wrote a piece recently on cool chairs. It got me to thinking how easy it would be to set up a little business creating really funky chairs out of materials found for free or nearly free just about anywhere. It is a lot easier to find used industrial parts than people realize. Often these parts can be cleaned up, polished, stained or painted and with a little creativity, turned into beautiful pieces of furniture that double as terrific conversation items.
These chairs take quite a bit of use and abuse, so you will want to make them from strong durable fabrics. It would be a good idea to make up many different types of chairs and sizes in a great variety of different fabrics. The more that you can show your customers the better it will be for your sales. Take pictures of all the different types of chairs that you can offer.
Here are a couple chair ideas. Go exploring your own town and see where you can find discarded wooden window blinds. Cut them to about three feet wide stain and generously clear-coat them. You'll need to cut out a support form which you should find easily enough on the web by searching for 'window blind chair'. Cheap plywood will do the job. Cut the two support forms and glue/nail it all in place. After a few cracks at it you'll end up being able to build wonderfully cool chairs that cost next to nothing and can easily be sold for $100.00. The second is simply an old steel drum. These can be found anywhere for free and only need a good cleaning and some clear coat finish. Take a look at the photo. You only need to make a good cut, cover the edge with rubber edging and add a cheap cushion and some $10.00 legs. Again - this should sell for $100.00 easy.
There are a number of different types of ergonomic chairs available on the market that come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. For today, we'll focus on 1, 2, and 3-lever chairs that put a premium on providing a variety of configuration options. All of them are fairly similar, except when it comes to how they can tilt and shift to accommodate the user. For instance, a 1-lever chair allows you to raise or lower the seat level as needed. 2-lever chairs add the ability to adjust the angle of the backrest. Finally, 3-lever chairs give you the option of tilting the seat itself for maximum comfort.
The primary and most basic choice is the size of your chair rail. Don't forget that if your rail might be to perform a practical, protective aspect it shouldn't be so narrow that it fails to safeguard the wall from chair backs. Outside of that, however, chair rail ideas may easily incorporate many widths of molding.
Many people acknowledge the benefits of a high-quality, ergonomic chair, yet neglect to spend the money on getting one. When looking for the right office chair to suit your work habits and lifestyle, begin by field testing a number of different models personally. There's no substitute for trying out an office chair in the flesh. Once you have an idea of what works best, you can narrow your search by looking at specific models in various price ranges. At the end of the day, the upfront cost of a dependable and comfortable office chair is more than offset by the health and productivity benefits that it can provide.