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HuntleyBill

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637 days ago

I’m looking to build a set of chairs for my elderly in-laws for their patio. I want the chair to be able to pivot under the seat. Very much like an office chair. My question is: Does anyone know of a mechanism that would accomplish this for outdoor use? Or…if there is a alternative way to accomplish the same thing?????

If you have a link to it, that would help a lot. Thanks good people.

Bill

-- If you think you can, or think you can't...your right!


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Nick_R

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#1 posted 637 days ago

buy a lazy susan mechanism at Woodcraft

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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HuntleyBill

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#2 posted 637 days ago

Thanks Nick, but a lazy Susan won’t work. I don’t want the chair to rotate, but instead pivot…you know…lean back, like a big office chair does. They make mechanisms for the bottom of the seat portion but I dont know if those will work in a n outdoor use environment.

-- If you think you can, or think you can't...your right!

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rance

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#3 posted 635 days ago

Bill, consider getting an old office chair and just using the mechanism from it. Build the chair around it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Nick_R

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#4 posted 630 days ago

Ok… hmmmmmmm about an old car suspension spring? Be kinda like riding the horse toy at the park!

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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