Exploring Furniture Design

Hello, I'm Nancy Gopher. Welcome to my site about furniture design and creation. I am crazy about making my own furniture. The furniture creation process always starts with a vision of the perfect design. I instantly jot the idea down on paper and tuck it into my wallet for later use. Upon returning home, I begin planning the materials and tools needed for the project. The materials range from wood and metal to plastic and fabric. I create my own chairs, tables, footrests, bookcases and bed frames. I will use this site to teach others how furniture products are made by hand. I will also explore all of the different furniture designs available on the market today. I hope that you will be intrigued by this subject and visit my site on a daily basis.

A Guide To Buying An Overweight-Friendly Office Chair


The average office chair is not designed to hold very much weight. In fact, the average office chair is usually designed to hold a maximum of 150 to 200 pounds. For someone who weighs more than 200 pounds, this can make purchasing an office chair challenging. With a little information and a few tips, purchasing an overweight-friendly chair can be an easy task. 

Understanding the Five Components of an Office Chair

An office chair is made up of five components including the seat, back, hydraulics, armrests, and casters. For someone who is overweight, each of these five components plays a vital role in determining whether or not an office chair is going to be comfortable, sturdy, and supportive.

The Seat and Back: Typically, an overweight individual is going to have a larger bottom and back. For this reason, a larger seat and more back support will be more comfortable. Look for office chairs with extra wide seats and tall, thick backs. Getting a chair with an adjustable back is also ideal as it makes it easier to adjust the chair to your unique body style and sitting preference.

The Hydraulics: The hydraulics are one of the most important components when purchasing an office chair for an overweight individual. Every hydraulic system has a maximum weight it can support. It is important to make sure the hydraulics on the chair you are selecting can support your weight. Ideally, you should be purchasing a chair with a weight limit that is a little more than what you weigh.

The Armrests: In addition to larger backs and bottoms, overweight individuals tend to have wider hips. Armrests tend to get in the way when a person has wide hips. For an overweight individual, office chairs without armrests or one with armrests that can be folded down or removed will be the most comfortable chair. The ability to remove the armrests or not having them at all prevents any issues with the armrests pressing into the individual's legs.

The Casters: Casters is the name given to the rollers (or wheels) located on the bottom of the office chair. Office chairs with wheels are convenient because you can move around your desk or shuffle around your office without getting up. Overweight-friendly office chairs need to have study casters. Metal casters are always going to be the better option as they can hold more weight and pressure than plastic casters can.

A person shouldn't let being overweight stop them or discouraging them from buying office furniture. There are office chairs designed specifically for larger people. With this information in hand, your next shopping experience for an overweight-friendly office chair (from an outlet such as Alexander Brothers Ltd) should be easier. 


1 June 2016