I clean house for a friend every other week. Her office chair, with its standard plastic caster wheels, is leaving chunks of black, sticky goo on the floor. It then, of course, gets rolled through the gunk, repeatedly, and I have a huge mess to scrape up with a butter knife. How do I fix it, make it stop, something, without damaging or replacing the chair? (And if those ARE the only options, please recommend some cheap high-backed office chairs.)
I have a new job that requires a lot of continuous, fast typing on a laptop. I'm already experiencing repetitive-strain problems with my left shoulder blade -- a chiropractor did some work on it but it's still bothering me and I don't want stuff like this to be a deterrent to my ability to do the job. It's an independent contractor gig, so I'm responsible for all ergonomics decisions and medical costs I might incur. Sort me out, MeFi. Give me some very specific actions I can take that won't cost much money. [more inside]
I'm looking for a chair for my bedroom desk. Requirements: white, comfortable and supportive for a person with short legs, not too office-y looking, minimal assembly required, under $650 but cheaper is better. Any tried-and-true recommendations? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can find a good knockoff/copy or used example of this leather armchair? [more inside]
Can anyone point me at some kind of reasonably nice office desk chair (style something like a Herman Miller / Aeron) that is mounted on a track on the floor, so that it can slide only 3ft to 4ft in a straight line? [more inside]
How can we fix this chair in a way that stays? We can't sit in it. Others have tried wood glue + dowel-bits but the dowel-bits snapped. [more inside]
I am in the market for a new recliner. The internet has presented me with a dizzying array of choices, almost all of which I do not want or need. More inside in the --> [more inside]
I would like to relax, read, and watch movies in a nice chair, rather than my bed. I'm looking for a reclining armchair with lower-back support that's sized for somebody who's 6'1". [more inside]
We have an Ikea Poäng chair. It's comfortable and the frame is in fine shape. The foam cushioning is in pretty good shape too. The fabric cover, however, is in rough shape. It's seen a lot of use and spent too much time in direct sunlight. It's (unevenly) faded and worn. Have you had a good experience replacing the cover through a third-party company? [more inside]
Apparently I am hard on my recliner chairs. They usually last 5 years or less. Can you help me find one that will last? [more inside]
Several of the leather straps that support the seat of my Barcelona lounge chair have torn. How can I repair (or replace) them? [more inside]
I need some floor chairs for a kotatsu. I've never used one before so I don't know what to look for. What is a good price for a floor chair that will last about 3 years? Are there particularly "ergonomic" floor chairs? [more inside]
Can anyone help me locate or tell me what type of chair this is? [more inside]
So, I've seen some knitting techniques that turn pop tops from soda cans into a nice material type substance for wardrobe accessories. I've also seen a chair someone made out of those same pop tops but with zip ties holding them together instead of the knitting yarn used in fashion items. Can you help me combine the two to make an amazing and unique chair? Specifically I need ideas for what type of wire/material to use for the joining of the poptabs but any help is welcome. [more inside]
I created the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Sim game, and I've collected quite a bit of equipment to show it off. But finding just the right chairs for my bridge installations has been tough. Should I commission some custom ones? Is the perfect chair set out there for me already? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a chair, but it needs to fufill four requirements. I need it to be very comfortable. I would like to be able to put it away out of sight easily, so bonus if it's foldable or compactable (but of the two, comfort is more important than put-away-ibility). I would like it to be under $100 if that's possible, but could go a bit above if needed. And finally, in a perfect world it could hold a 330-lb. man (me), but it at least needs to hold someone in their 260s. [more inside]
I'm looking for a reclining chair for my home office that is less ugly and bulky than your typical cloth-upholstered Barcalounger. [more inside]
I need to find, in the UK an affordable wingback armchair that actually comes flatpacked for my soon to be breastfeeding wife. [more inside]
Here is a screengrab from season 2, episode 7 (no spoilers) of Hannibal. Not sure if it's actually mid-century modern; it looks like it could be something newer that is merely MCM-inspired. Bonus points for identifying the dining table, if it's anything recognizable. (The chair in the foreground is, of course, a Hans Wegner.)
A friend bought this chair from an auction house in Norway. The chair has no identifying marks, and the auction house wasn't able to identify it further than "probably Scandinavian 1950s or early 1960s". She has not been able to find any similar chairs online, but it is quite well built, and doesn't appear to be a one-off. She would like to identify it before redoing the upholstery, so any tips would be welcome.
How can I make my fancy-ass Herman Miller Ergon 3 (designed by Bill Stumpf) adjustable desk chair stop adjusting itself and twitching and wobbling and all? [more inside]
My friend bought this chair at a vintage store in town. The salesperson did not have any information about its history or style. Does anyone here know the name of this chair or know the period that is comes from? Any information about it would be much appreciated.
Can anyone identify either the specific name of the chair or the furniture style (if there was one) that 1955 Playmate Marguerite Empey/Dianne Webber is sitting in in this photo [NSFWish: Model is nude but you can't see anything would wouldn't see at a US public pool.] [more inside]
My kids are in love with the Interstuhl Fit Chair which, as far as I can find, costs roughly one bazillion dollars. Has anyone seen a more reasonably priced version? [more inside]
I need to buy an office/computer/work chair as a gift that will fit one person (tall thin woman) and her pembroke corgi dog. She wants to be able to sit and work, with enough space for a comfortable fit for her and her dog. Willing to sacrifice style for comfort and a low price. creative and diy solutions welcome! maybe something from ikea would work? thanks!
I have a leather computer desk chair that I got 2 years ago that I really like and they don't sell it anymore, it is very ergonomic. I have tried out other chairs and not found one as good. The leather has torn in several places and I need to reupholster it. I don't want to take it somewhere to be reupholstered becasue a) I don't have the money and B) I would have nothing to sit on while it is in the shop. The thing is I don't know anything about reupholstering , let alone what looks somewhat complicated due to all the panels, in it. I have made a video showing in detail the chair, and the problems with it. I will be very grateful to anyone who can help with with this. This is the video.
Recommendations for an ergonomic lounge chair for watching tv on the computer in an apartment for someone who is 6'1" average build? [more inside]
Please offer suggestions for interesting places to shop for office chairs in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Have not had luck with Staples and the like along the lines of durability. Willing to drop some dough, as this is me seat for the lion's share of my week. Any thoughts?
Where can I find a Moller model 78 rosewood chair or get one mended? [more inside]
I have an old photo that has two chairs in it; I'd like to know what you call this kind of chair. [more inside]
So this Office Chair I bought has the flame retardant Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCPP) in the cushion. Which appears to have cancer implications. Should I keep the chair? Wait, wait, hear me out. [more inside]
For the past year or so, this has been my writing/computing set-up. The chair (a used Shermag glider) was super comfortable, but also super ugly. But my cat keeps peeing on it, and crazynesting has me wanting a better-looking (and smelling) cat-pee proof replacement. Challenge: under $200. [more inside]
I have found I am hastening the deterioration of an already gimpy knee by virtue of my office chair sitting habits. I tend to perch or sit with my legs tucked under me. Or I cross my legs to the point where it looks like limb braiding. I'm trying to decide if I want to move to something like a yoga ball to sit on, start using some kind of footstool, or something else. [more inside]
I bought an interesting small chair at a local thrift store. Here's a picture of the front. [more inside]
This is a long shot, but I have a chair at work that is extremely comfortable and I would like to buy the same chair for my desk at home. Does anyone recognize this chair and know the brand/model name? Alternatively, where might I be able to find a logo or identifying mark on a chair? (I haven't been able to find one so far, but I may not be looking in the right places on the chair.) [more inside]
The plastic weaves on our patio chairs are broken - PHOTOS. The aluminum frames are in good shape though. Is there any cost effective way to replace the seats and backs on these chairs. It seems a waste to throw them out and buy new ones. It does not need to be a weave; we would be just as happy with some type of "sling" fabric.
After years of back problems, I am seeking a chair that I can actually sit in comfortably. I am looking at the Gravity Balans, but it costs a small fortune. However, I am desperate. Does anyone have any experience with this chair and is it worth it? Any suggestions for alternatives? [more inside]
My boss has asked me to have someone come on-site and stop the squeaking of the CEO's chair--I cannot think of what kind of vendor might perform this service. [more inside]
What is this chair? My wife, a huge fan of design magazines, doesn't recognize it. She thinks it might be handmade, but it looks too industrial for that. No marks on the chair, either. What is it?
What kind of sitting bench lets people sit kind of facing each other, but also side by side? [more inside]
Are you a tall person with a great office chair that works great for you? I am looking for an office chair to fit my very tall (6'4") self. [more inside]
Looking for how-to guide to replace seat and back of metal framed chairs. [more inside]
Need a bare bone light weight fold able wheelchair - But with the normal size wheels. Not the little casters qll round.. My wife uses a wheel chair 30-50% of the time, other wise she walks with crutches. I see beautiful chairs with great construction AND DESIGN , and lightweight products like this for $4k that perfectly fit the bills. problem is this is isn't an acceptable price for us (if that what we have to pay so be it )but i bet there is a minimalist wheel chair maker out there (coming from a guy who put almost 5K into fitting up a Tommasin sintesin bicycle Frame) its hard for me to believe there isnT a high quality wheel chair out there with some degree of the workmanship for less thaN $2k [more inside]
Tiny coffee-shop style arm chairs? [more inside]
Office chair recommendation? [more inside]
Where should I get chairs reupholstered in Seattle? [more inside]
Due to long-standing back/shoulder/neck pain, I received an Aeron chair at work a couple of months ago. It has helped in one way (namely, the armrests can be adjusted lower than any other chair I've had, which has helped my shoulders) but otherwise has completely aggravated my lower and mid-back pain. Help me figure out a hack so that I can actually sit at my desk for longer than 10 minutes at a time without going nuts. [more inside]
Where can I get a 100% natural kids bean bag chair? [more inside]
What exactly is an "arm chair philosopher", and how is that different from a 'philosopher'?