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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 7:36 AM

I often tell folk they can ask any question they like, about any subject they like, someone on here will know the answer - well, here's a question!

I want a chair. I want a black, high backed swivel chair to use at the PC desk - but I don't want it on wheels! "Easy!" I hear you say!!!

I have thought of buying a wheeled one and not putting on the wheels, but would the bottom of the legs be like cookie cutters and damage my floor (laminate). I don't want to have to buy a mat.

I have 50 (present from Mum-in-law!) to play with. Smile

I've tried all the local shops (B&Q, Homebase, Argos, Debenhams, The Range, Tescos, Morrisons..............the list goes on! - there was a nice one in The Range for 50, but the man was less then helpful and I don't know what the legs minus wheels would be like!).

Can anyone help?
I'd be grateful! Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 17 Feb 2011 - 7:37 AM
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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 8:02 AM

My parents got exactly that sort of thing from Aldi a while back, although I don't know how much they were (they came with matching foot stools). I loved it too, very comfy.
You can also get low friction plastic discs from 3M, which are designed for moving large pieces of furniture. A few of those babies could cover the sockets for the castors, protect your floor and increase your chances of finding a chair you like.

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72271 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 8:04 AM

Maybe Rymans, the office shop, or somewhere similar may have something...

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014137 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 8:04 AM

The best place to look for home office furniture is in the small shops that deal with office liquidations you can often get real high quality furniture at a fraction of the normal price. My mum got just the sort of chair you are talking about from one of these shops and it was virtually brand new.

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 8:49 AM

Thanks guys - I'll go and have a look! Smile

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 9:19 AM

Well, so far I've visited Rymans (much like Staples), nothing there.
I've also looked at office liquidations - nothing so far.
Aldi - they don't actually sell chairs, but they do have 'Special Offer days' the last chair was back in September!
I'd never heard of 3M, I've looked at their site and, because I couldn't find the discs on their site, I've contacted them (hopefully I'll hear back soon). If the discs are available and suitable I have my eye on The Range's chair - it was really comfortable! (and I could afford it!) Smile

discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 10:16 AM

If you don't have any luck with 3M (in case I got it wrong), these are the sorts of things I meant. I think you can find them in some of the larger DIY stores.
There's a similar thing called Slide Glide, but they have to be screwed in.

Nigeyboy
Nigeyboy  6537 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 - 10:26 AM

Seond down on the right hand side HERE - something like this?

kaybee
kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 10:28 AM

That chair David likes so much is sitting in my garage now surplus to requirements ....... but a bit far to collect/deliver I am afraid.

Try Staples - they normally have budget chairs and I have always found staff very helpful

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 10:33 AM

Some good ideas - thank you! Smile

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 10:45 AM

Yes, I've tried Staples - you're right the staff were brilliant! Smile

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 11:22 AM

have you tried your local auction house? Smile

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 11:46 AM

No Jeff, I hadn't thought of them! Smile Thanks for the suggestion!

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 1:28 PM


Quote: I have thought of buying a wheeled one and not putting on the wheels, but would the bottom of the legs be like cookie cutters and damage my floor (laminate). I don't want to have to buy a mat

There`s no need to buy a mat, remove the wheels and fit rubber feet or use self adhesive rubber protector pads sold in most diy shops.

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 1:59 PM

Yes, I think that's what I shall do! Thanks everyone! Grin

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