How to Design a Metal Frame Kneeling Chair How to Design a Metal Frame Kneeling Chair
The design of a metal frame kneeling chair determines how long you can sit without getting tired. A good kneeling chair enables a healthy sitting position and optimal blood circulation. To design a frame for your own kneeling chair, follow these directions.
- Drafting paper and pens or a computer design (CAD) program
- Drawing templates
- Compass for drawing
Step 1 - Start Your Design
Using pen and draft paper or a CAD program, draw illustrations of the chair. You should try a few different designs to see what you really like. Your kneeling chair design will need the following components:
- Kneeling seat
- Handrests (optional)
- Metal base (to which you can attach wheels, if you need a movable chair)
Step 2 - Determine the Measurements
Set measurements for the components. You may want to look at other designs or actual samples to get a good idea of how each part of the frame should be sized.
Step 3 - Design the Base of the Kneeling Chair
Design the metal base first. You may want to include caster wheels of some type so you can easily move your kneeling chair.
Step 4 - Design the Seat
Next design the kneeling seat itself. Consider the body type that will use the kneeling chair. For example, is the person using the kneeling chair tall or short? Also look at how much weight the seat and base can handle.
Step 5 - Incorporate the Backrest/Support
Design the backrest/support and armrest to make sure the chair is comfortable for the user. Think about how the body will be positioned, for possibly long hours, and how this will affect the user.
Step 6 - Finalize the Kneeling Chair Design
You are now ready to create a final design for your kneeling chair. You can then decide if it needs any modifications. At this point, you may want to look at several other designs again to see if yours is the best choice.
Tips for a Good Design
- The back support should be adjustable.
- The chair’s height should also be adjustable to ensure that a user can place both feet on the floor while comfortably placing most of his or her body weight on the knee seat.
- The kneeling chair frame should be well balanced: when the user moves either forward or backward, the kneeling chair goes along with the user.
- The kneeling chair frame must be strong but also lightweight and easy-to-move. A material such as aluminum meets all these requirements.
- The kneeling chair frame design should be simple. But don't leave out anything that contributes to the safety of the user.