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Ryan M
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Everyone was a big help on finding me some gaming shelves (Ikea Expedit are amazing!)

So now I return - anyone got an idea for gaming/dining room chairs? Would like to get 6 or so, so cheaper is better, but comfy and nice looking important too.

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Ryan
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I'm sure that that would be very comfortable on a psychological level.
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I think the type or style or chair you are looking for is a "Bridge Chair", otherwise known as a Kingston Chair. An upright chair, almost always with armrests, sprung cushion and padded back.

The best ones are the older ones, made by real craftsmen, not the modern Ikea type rubbish.

You can often find very cheap, whole sets on e-bay or local second-hand furniture sites.

We have local council clean-ups around our area every 9-10 weeks, where people leave their discards on the nature strip (side walk) at the front of their house. We have picked-up some beautiful pieces over the years, and having some upholstery knowledge, we have restored quite a few. Although we are happy with mismatched and eclectic furniture in our house.

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Bob Gray wrote:


It might be comfortable, but was definitely unstable. I saw Kirk fall out of it on many, many occasions.
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Something like this but with padded arms, back rest halfway up or a little higher, rolling casters on feet for easy getting up from the table, arms fit easily under the table.

http://d3f8w3yx9w99q2.cloudfront.net/1548/pastel-furniture-w...
 
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anomander64 wrote:
Bob Gray wrote:


It might be comfortable, but was definitely unstable. I saw Kirk fall out of it on many, many occasions.


You guys must have partied a lot together then. So what does Kirk like like best, Klingon Blood Wine, Romulan Ale, Saurian Brandy??
 
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bookgnome wrote:
Something like this but with padded arms, back rest halfway up or a little higher, rolling casters on feet for easy getting up from the table, arms fit easily under the table.

http://d3f8w3yx9w99q2.cloudfront.net/1548/pastel-furniture-w...


Any store links?
 
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anomander64 wrote:
I think the type or style or chair you are looking for is a "Bridge Chair", otherwise known as a Kingston Chair. An upright chair, almost always with armrests, sprung cushion and padded back.

The best ones are the older ones, made by real craftsmen, not the modern Ikea type rubbish.

You can often find very cheap, whole sets on e-bay or local second-hand furniture sites.

We have local council clean-ups around our area every 9-10 weeks, where people leave their discards on the nature strip (side walk) at the front of their house. We have picked-up some beautiful pieces over the years, and having some upholstery knowledge, we have restored quite a few. Although we are happy with mismatched and eclectic furniture in our house.



Sounds very nice. Could you give me a link to one, pic or ebay/craigslist?
 
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On the other hand, if you don't mind braving more Swedish superstore furniture... we just got 6 of these for our new place:



They're Ikea NILS chairs. They're about $70 a pop, so they're not totally budget-level cheap. But they're not Enterprise-bridge-throne expensive, and early returns indicate that they're comfy enough for a good evening of gaming.

Also, as an added bonus, they're relatively easy to put together, unlike most Ikea furniture. Note that you should have a wrench and a flathead screwdriver, but those are just to keep a couple of bits in line while you key in other bolts.
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Something like this game table chair. The site and the chair are more expensive than they should be but that's the style of chair you want for good comfort and support for long gaming sessions.
 
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I bought 8 sturdy, comfortable, and attractive wood chairs from a recycled building supply store for $20 each. I am guessing that they were used restaurant chairs since they had like 30 or so matching chairs. You might looking for stores that sell used restaurant equipment if you don't have that kind of salavage yard in your area. Restaurants go out of businesss all the time.
 
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pepperhead wrote:
anomander64 wrote:
Bob Gray wrote:


It might be comfortable, but was definitely unstable. I saw Kirk fall out of it on many, many occasions.


You guys must have partied a lot together then. So what does Kirk like like best, Klingon Blood Wine, Romulan Ale, Saurian Brandy??


Careful there, buddy....you just let a little too much nerd out there. This is a site for Boardgame geeks, not Trekkie nerds. Those people give me the heebie jeebies! wow
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killjoy00 wrote:
Everyone was a big help on finding me some gaming shelves (Ikea Expedit are amazing!)

So now I return - anyone got an idea for gaming/dining room chairs? Would like to get 6 or so, so cheaper is better, but comfy and nice looking important too.

Thanks,
Ryan


There is always the great balance in buying furniture trading comfort and design. To this balance I apply a popular motto..."FORM FOLLOWING FUNCTION"

Before you even get to the motto is the essential element of "limited resources" (ei budget)

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I personally went four years with folding chairs before we found the balance between what we could afford, what I'd be willing to sit on for 3-4 hours and how they looked.

As graduates from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University my wife and I bask in the glow of a good deal when we find one.

We found super padded black leather chairs with dark wood frames for $17.50 a piece at our neighborhood Kroger (in a discount area they stock from time to time)

They look kinda like this...

...but the bottoms and top are equally square.


I recommend the leather heavily padded chair...



Or the standard inexpensive dining chair...




 
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Would Lay-Z-Boys fit at a dining table? Those ae super comfortable.
 
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The chairs that came with my poker table are quite comfy. They recline, and lift up and down. Love them!



I think the chairs separately cost about $225 each. I know eBay sells a lots of this similar model.
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300 pound weight limit is the only problem.

 
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Hmm... the thing that I think is needed in a chair is movement. So many of my friends have the "gamer build" and they like to lean back, lean forward, turn left and right in order to see what's happening in the game and see what their opponents are doing. There's a lot of getting up and down too.

A lot of gaming chairs, or chairs I see in general, just aren't designed to handle more activity from sedentary people. They expect people to just sit. What's the fun in that?
 
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