Build a Masseuses Ergonomic Kneeling Chair
It is quite simple to build a masseuse's ergonomic kneeling chair and having one is a great addition to any more or office. With the hectic lifestyles that we lead today, our backs suffer greatly and these chairs are wonderful for reducing strain and stress on the lower back. They alleviate pain and help to melt away and work out the tightness that keeps most of us from performing at our best. You can take an old office chair and configure it to be an ergonomic kneeling chair with just a few materials. Once you've completed this do-it-yourself project, all you will need is your own personal masseuse to help you work out those kinks!
Step 1 - Sizing the Wood
In order to size the wood properly, you will need to use a saw to cut larger wood pieces to the measurements listed above. It is important that you follow the sizes exactly to make the chair. Use the Sharpie to mark the wood and then saw with precision.
Step 2 - Making the Legs
Using the three 24 inch pieces, make an X that will be the basis for the structure of the chair. Take the two slightly thinner pieces and place them on the outside, while using the third thicker piece to intersect on the inside. Make this intersection happen about 2/3rds of the way up the wooden pieces. These are to be the legs of your chair, though, so you should make sure the measurements are appropriate for your height. Feel free to adjust them accordingly.
Step 3 - Screw the Legs
Using the screwdriver and screws, secure the legs together at this intersection. Make sure that they are solidly united as this is the base for your chair.
Step 4 - Make the Feet
The two 16-inch pieces of wood will be used as the feet for the chair. Again, take the screwdriver and screws and attach them to the base of the chair legs running perpendicular to one another. They will make the hold of the intersecting legs more sturdy. Note that one side of the chair will be lower than the other.
Step 5 - Make the Seat
On the side that is higher, take the last remaining piece of wood and attach it to the struts, again using the screwdriver and screws. The wood should be angled down towards the lower end.
Step 6 - Attach the Cushion
Take the old used cushioned seat and attach it above the seat. Use coach bolts to do this.
Step 7 - Attache the Knee Rest
The old cushioned back of the chair, will now become the knee rest. On the lower end of the struts, you should use screws to attach the cushion using screws.
Step 8 - Sand
Using sandpaper, properly sand all the wood until it is smooth.