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I like this idea from Ottawan Craig Reyenga, who bolted a nice leather car seat from a junkyard Volvo that he picked up for $15 onto a rolling base to make his own computer chair.

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Shelby Davis

    My high school math teacher had a chair recovered from a Saab. It’s defintely a wonderfully comfortable hack if you can find an upmarket bucket seat in the junkyard (or parts store, if money is no object)

  • Roofus

    Volvo has some of the most comfortable and award winning seats in the industry, they’re ideal for any situation where you’re sitting all day. Probably more comfy than chairs you’d pay hundreds of dollars for. I’ve considered ripping out some old Volvo seats to put in my Taurus because I miss the ones from my old 940.

  • Daryl

    I did this a while ago, although my chair isn’t leather it does have provisions for a seatbelt

    http://darylball.blogspot.com/2009/04/chair-improvements.html

  • Adam E

    Not the same, but I had a comfortable old wooden office chair that had its wheels fall off when the wood couldn’t take the stress of the wheel holders anymore. I nailed 2×4 in place of the wheels to elevate the chair so I could continue using a comfortable chair, thought it couldn’t roll around.

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