New "Office Chair" with MacGyver Modifications
written by Allan on November 04, 2009
I've needed a new office chair for a while.
Inexpensive, I am cheap. I didn't want to spend $1000 on a Herman Miller or some piece of plastic that my 6'4" 360 pound body would destroy in 2 months. So I looked at what I like to sit in. Living room style chairs that are firm.
I need something with wheels for a hardwood floor so I can turn and move away from my desk to standup. These "man chairs" don't have wheels. hmmmmm
I used a 2×4 from home depot and 4 casters. Casters are like the wheels you see on a shopping cart in the grocery store. I used some L-Brackets to reenforce some of the weak/cheap "wood" in the guts of the chair. The casters raise the chair about an inch. The legs don't actually touch the ground if you look closely.
I'm loving it!
Maybe you call this "ghetto", I call it crafty and comfortable!