Need a good chair
February 10, 2011 5:31 PM Subscribe
Any suggestions for "office chairs" that aren't technically office chairs, but that let you keep your feet up or feel similarly relaxed?
posted by amethysts to home & garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have an Ikea Poang chair, that I thought would work for this purpose. I got some 2x4's and attached them to the feet to raise it up to the level of my desk (well, dining room table; no room for an actual desk). This worked for a few weeks, but I started getting cramps so bad in my calfs that I couldn't walk. (This may be because I didn't raise the ottoman as well, because I was lazy, but now I can't sit in the chair at all.)
The thing is that I may be working at home for awhile, and I would like a comfortable place to work. My experience is that any office chair that costs less than $500 will not accommodate my butt for more than an hour, and I get sick of sitting up, lose my concentration and retreat to the couch. I would like to find something that will let me feel relaxed while I work. I don't have a lot to invest as usual.
Any suggestions are welcome. I'm going to Ikea next week, so any suggestions of what to look for there would be helpful too.