Modern Woodworking Project #4: Kneeling Chair

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Blog entry by TimberBiscuit posted 01-04-2022 01:35 PM 449 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In this video, I show you how to make this ergonomic kneeling chair! The kneeling chair design is based on the original Variable Balans from the 1970’s. I decided to make this dynamic kneeling chair out of ash, but this could easily be made from plywood or any other hardwood. And with the addition of 3-inch cloudlike cushions (high density foam) for the shin rests and seat with an angle, rocking back and forth on this kneeling chair can make even the busiest of workdays a bit more comfortable!

Not only will this kneeling chair look intriguing in any room, it also offers a host of benefits to the user. And after talking with my wife about some different features she wanted to see in her desk chair, we decided on the kneeling chair for these benefits. And truth be told, this chair does require some getting used to if you don’t already have a strong core and good posture. But that’s what makes it great! Regular use of this kneeling chair will strengthen your back and build core muscles.

Watch the Full Build Video Here

-- Shane Mitchell - -

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#1 posted 01-04-2022 02:43 PM

wow a flash back.i remember those,they seem to have faded away.nice work on this one.welcome to lj’s.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-04-2022 02:47 PM

wow a flash back.i remember those,they seem to have faded away.nice work on this one.welcome to lj s.

- pottz

Thanks Sam! Hopefully, it triggered some fond memories! :)

-- Shane Mitchell - -

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