Okay about 2 week ago i bought a old chair from salvation army and i thought this old chair will support me so i try it and is did so i bought it, Until i noticing the strap were breaking one by one until the bottom fell out and is let me with no cushion so little by little the fabric was ripping every times i sat, So i can up with a i deal and built a whole new cross member for the support and that i use
1x5 10" piece of lumber
And that i start retrofitting the piece and is work BUT everytime i sit down i fell the padding and spring so after a while is get annoying and that i was coming up with some ideal to add *shipping foam and pack it in* inside where the spring are and seal it but do anyone have an better ideal
I scrap my orginal plan because of the age of chair i change the layout of the wood from vertical to horizontal so the 1x4 can work and after put some 1x3 before the 1x4 for add support is work out and that i add the original spring and box it in and is seem to work but that now i want to do something else
add a headrest and that is one many ideal i have so i can make this a inexpensive homemade/diy gaming chair
---------- Post added 2012-12-11 at 08:30 PM ----------
and i did took pic but i am tired and that i will think about what next
i did add a jumbo pillow and also 6 piece of cardboard before i add everything else and so far is comfortable but is raise up a little but is no big deal and is was a good plan but i yet finished with it because i have ideal rambling in my head and is just trial and error that all !
---------- Post added 2012-12-11 at 08:54 PM ----------
because i bought $100 computer chair in the past that were crap because i weight about over 300lbs and that if i want a heady duty chair i would drop about $200 to $400
and this chair was $10 with lumber all together was about $15 so i drop $25 in a strong and well sturdy chair that i design even thought the strap were old and brittle i gutted it and rebuilt it so that is will support me and there is more plan for it
Last edited by WNYIRISHGUY; 2012-12-12 at 01:54 AM.
that thing isnt worth the cost of the 2x4's you bought to fix it. as a professional furniture maker my recommendation is to send that wreck to the fireplace and get another chair. that thing is seriously beyond redemption. im sorry for your loss