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Picture of Coffee Table Office Chair

My neighbor was throwing out this old Frankenstein-esque office chair. I loved the base mechanics and had no use for a chair, nor was this in usable condition! The top half was not original to the base and was held together by gorilla glue!

One may not be fortunate enough to find a cool old chair base sitting curbside, but I'm sure some digging through local thrift stores you'd eventually find one! Just make sure to do your research and don't destroy a chair that may hold more value as a chair!

Step 1: Tools//Supplies


  • Old Office Chair
  • Round slab of wood of your choice. (I used poplar, way too soft might delete later!)
  • Angle Iron (used bed frames that i've collected curbside over the years)
  • 4 sets 1inch x 1/4inch bolt, nut, washer, and lock washer
  • Wipe-On Polyurethane (I make my own with 50/50 mineral oil and polyurethane) Instructions Here


Ham-made4 months ago
Hey yaduff!
This would make for a cool piano stool like the ones from the turn of the century!
Mr. Ham
Nice! I've been thinking of making an end table with a wood disc like this. I'll be interested to hear how it holds up - do you expect that the sealant will hold in moisture well enough to keep it from splitting?
yaduff (author)  Supernerd Sven4 months ago
Tis was actually quite dry. It was drying for over two years, I have another one cut from the same tree and that split over the winter. If you make one just make sure you let it dry as long as possible! The brackets underneath should also help stabilize any further cracking! Best of luck!
Wow, I'm surprised it didn't crack during that time - thank you for letting me know!
Porterb4 months ago
Going to try it
Fun design for a coffee table :)
yaduff (author)  Penolopy Bulnick4 months ago
Thanks! I loved the base and legs i had to put them to use!