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The chair I have at the moment I've had since I was 10. Its a good little chair, with little being the oprative word. A week ago I came to realise that soon to be 6 years later, I have become way too big for the chair (big as in broad bulk torso. not fatass big) and I cannot get much back support with the back of the chair fitting inside my chicken wings. Because of this, I came to the conclusion that I need a bigger chair that had a larger back support that ultimately came to my neck/head. However they cost about $360 -.-" _,l,, Being the cheapass I am, I thought it would be tto hard to get a large piece of wood to replace the small back of the chair, and cover it with foam/pillows and fabric. Then I thought of other additions I could add to it such as arm rests.

Then I had a lightbulb imaginarily light up above my head and I thought of things to add to it such as speakers at the head rest, joystick on the arm rest, cup holder, iPod dock and even a large piece of wood that is attached to the left arm rest that can swivel out accross my waist so I can place a keyboard or steering wheel there.

I spend alot of time in front of my computer. If my life was percentaged, 50% would be infront of computer, 18% school, 30% rugby, 2% work. I need something comfortable for that percentage




Btw sorry this is long but anyway here is my question; Has anyone else made a gaming chair or modded their chair for better comfort etc? can anyone suggest ways to add a longer ack support to my chair or add arm rests? I can figure out a way but if you have done this it would be appreciated if I had a heads up or suggestions on diong so. This is one of my few projects over the schoo holidays so I cant wait=]

Sorry this is really long, Ill make sure to just get to point and forget the history for other posts Ill mke. Thanks for reading and take care

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QUOTE (NynjaTurdle @ Jul 4 2010, 07:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then I had a lightbulb imaginarily light up above my head and I thought of things to add to it such as speakers at the head rest, joystick on the arm rest, cup holder, iPod dock and even a large piece of wood that is attached to the left arm rest that can swivel out accross my waist so I can place a keyboard or steering wheel there.



Lol, jesus. Just shove a damn microwave on that thing, you would be set. The most "modding" I have done to a chair is replace the fabric covering the foam/squishy stuff. In this situation, I think it would be cheaper and easier to just buy a chair man.(Unless you would like crafting what sounds like the "Throne of God")

Either way, good luck.

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Might as well just make it a swivel La-z-boy and call it a day, if you're going to go all-out like that.

Still, it'd be a pretty sweet chair if you have the time/desire to put it together.

As to constructing a chair from scratch, it's all about the framework. After you have that done, the only thing you have to do is decide what the best balance of foam/padding for you, and the various bits of stuff you intend to put into it.

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My idea was to replace the back with a larger back support the attach the arm rests to the bottom of the chair. It at least doesn't seem hard as long as it's kept simple. I have school holidays so 2 weeks of not doing much

Oh and thanks for the microwave suggestion. It'll save leaving to the kitchen for pizza

Edited by NynjaTurdle, 05 July 2010 - 08:29 AM.


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QUOTE (NynjaTurdle @ Jul 5 2010, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh and thanks for the microwave suggestion. It'll save leaving to the kitchen for pizza


Pizza in the microwave? No way dude... No way..

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QUOTE (j type @ Jul 5 2010, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pizza in the microwave? No way dude... No way..


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QUOTE (j type @ Jul 6 2010, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pizza in the microwave? No way dude... No way..



To rewarm it. I end up leaving it in the oven to keep it warm only have to reheat it by the time im ready for another round.
And I dont buy commercial (pizza hut etc), I buy cheap ass pizza. On the box it gives intructions for microwave cooking icon_biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (NynjaTurdle @ Jul 6 2010, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To rewarm it. I end up leaving it in the oven to keep it warm only have to reheat it by the time im ready for another round.
And I dont buy commercial (pizza hut etc), I buy cheap ass pizza. On the box it gives intructions for microwave cooking icon_biggrin.gif

Man I don't know how you can eat that stuff; it has hardly any flavour!

Anyway, this chair idea is awesome, so best of luck.
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My brother has one of these:



Epicly comfortable.

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QUOTE (TWINTURBOSkyline @ Jul 9 2010, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My brother has one of these:



Epicly comfortable.

Of course you would say that, it has relations to GT-R's haha.
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