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09-20-2016 04:57 PM
JOAT
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Two priorities for this: a back and a cushion. I think you are better off without arms on the chair or stool as they may limit your arm motion. Since you will be using this a lot casters are a good idea; you don't want to spend your time lifting a stool when you can just slide. It is easier to find a comfortable office chair and build a work station for its height than to find something to fit a work bench.
Perzactly. I find the arms don't get in my way at all tho. I can't stand for so long in one place anymore, my back doesn't give permission for that anymore, so am slowly modding all my stuff to allow me to work sitting - I can last a lot longer in the shop that way.
09-20-2016 11:50 AM
Mike Two priorities for this: a back and a cushion. I think you are better off without arms on the chair or stool as they may limit your arm motion. Since you will be using this a lot casters are a good idea; you don't want to spend your time lifting a stool when you can just slide. It is easier to find a comfortable office chair and build a work station for its height than to find something to fit a work bench.
09-20-2016 10:27 AM
CharleyL For me, an old draftsman's stool is perfect. Height and back adjustable, swivel, and a ring around the base to hook your heels on when set high. The Habitat store had the one that I bought, a real bargain for $30. Draftsmen sit at computers now, so these chairs have become obsolete for their original purpose.

Charley
09-19-2016 08:18 PM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
My choice is an office chair. With arms, adjustable back, well padded seat and back, and casters. You can pay some hefty $ buying new, or check craigslist, cheap, or free even. I got one a bit back, $7, and in excellent condition - they obviously had money, so it probably just got too dingy for their taste. As far as I'm concerned, beats the heck out of a shop or bar stool any day. Arms are a nice touch, but a back is about essential - nothing like being able to lean back and rest your back every once in awhile.
or DAV (5$) or ARC (15$)....
09-19-2016 07:40 PM
JOAT My choice is an office chair. With arms, adjustable back, well padded seat and back, and casters. You can pay some hefty $ buying new, or check craigslist, cheap, or free even. I got one a bit back, $7, and in excellent condition - they obviously had money, so it probably just got too dingy for their taste. As far as I'm concerned, beats the heck out of a shop or bar stool any day. Arms are a nice touch, but a back is about essential - nothing like being able to lean back and rest your back every once in awhile.
09-19-2016 05:17 PM
Stick486 add swivel and back... maybe arms...
09-19-2016 04:44 PM
DesertRatTom Before you commit to any chair or stool, go find one (Ikea for example) and sit in it for awhile to make sure it stays comfortable over time.
09-19-2016 03:15 PM
Stick486 padded bar stool w/ a foot rest...
09-19-2016 01:25 PM
Nickp Great idea, Bob...and easy enough to build one...

Thanks for sharing...
09-19-2016 01:14 PM
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