Chiropractic Cervical Chair

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Project by dakremer posted 03-05-2012 05:11 AM 4944 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my cervical chair I designed and made for my chiropractic schooling. The cheapest of these sold online are like $400. Well screw that (I said).....I can make this!! About $60 later…and here you go. The backrest is held up by a maple board. There are notches cut out on the bottom (maple) piece that allows you to set the backrest at different angles, depending on height of the patient and the segment (bone) I’m adjusting. There are also several chiropractic techniques that you dont want a backrest at all. The hinges allow me to make the backrest fall to the floor and out of the way.

I meant to take pics of the build process but totally forgot. It is made from pine 2×2’s (legs), and 1×6’s and plywood for base and backrest. I upholstered it myself as well! Everything is glued and screwed.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 05:16 AM

Well, it looks like you are $340 to the good. May it serve you well for a long time.

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 05:21 AM

No arm rest or cup holders?? Come on…................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 05:29 AM

The next model will definitely have some cup holders!! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 08:33 AM

Nicely done. Simple and functional. Did you do the upholstery yourself as well?

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 09:40 AM

Where’s the ipod dock then?

Looks good Doug.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 12:07 PM

Great Job! Why did you use pine 2×2 legs? I think that you might end up replacing those one of these day when a 300 pound client sits on it. Good luck with your schooling. Cheers.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 12:40 PM

Nicely done. I built all the flat tables for my office when we opened 25 years ago. Still have a few in use today, though they have been recovered a few times.
Good luck with your studies and watch those fingers and thumbs, you are gonna need those.

Dr. Rick

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 05:56 PM

I didn’t use hardwood for the legs bc that would add like $30 to the cost, and I’m building these for students for a cheaper option. I wanted to keep cost down as much as possible. The pine 2×2’s seem like they are plenty strong. They are glued and screwed to the frame.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 06:50 PM

I’ll be attending chiropractic school down in Florida in another 18 months (give or take). Wondering where you attend and if you’re able to get extra credit…or even some plans for others to use.

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 07:10 PM

Hey Smoke! I wish you the best of luck down in Florida. I’m guessing you’re attending Palmer?? Not sure if there’s another one in Florida? I attend Palmer College in Davenport – where it all began! You are going to love it.

PM me and I’ll see if I can send some plans your way….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 07:12 PM

cool. take the difference and git you a new tool for the shop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 02:51 AM

Way to go, Doug! You will appreciate it more than the cost savings because you made it you self!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 03-09-2012 01:26 AM

That leaves about $340.00, for new tools, right? LOL. Forgive me, did you marry yet? I’ve read a few of your blogs and comments and always enjoy, though I rarely comment. Best wishes in your every endeavor. No doubt, you have a bright future.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#14 posted 03-09-2012 01:32 AM

Thanks Skylark! I wish I could spend the other $340 on tools!! haha! Some day….some day.

I am getting married on June 23rd! Its getting sooo close! It seems like just yesterday that I proposed….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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