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How to Build a Gaming Chair

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How to Build a Gaming Chair

You have seen gaming chairs of all types, shapes, and sizes on the market, but have you ever asked yourself whether it’s possible, and how one can build a gaming chair?

Well, there are two ways about this one, so let’s start with the good news. Fortunately, it is very possible to build a gaming chair yourself, right at home. All it takes is a bit of creativity, some imagination, and a little research, which is why you ended up here, right?

Now to the downside, you need to keep in mind that this is going to take you time, and although it might not be for everyone, if you are considering giving it a shot, then we’re here to help.

So without much ado, let’s get right into it and get it on, shall we?

Pick up a car seat from that junkyard down the road

Most people think the only way to build a good gaming chair is to start from scratch. Let’s leave that to the high-level manufacturers and splash in a bit of creativity with a car seat instead.

The important bit here is to check out the types of car seats available and pick up one from those premium car models. Also, it’s very important that you sit on it to try it out firsthand. Next, negotiate the price; try to go as low as you can with this one to get the best value for the money.

Get a 5-star base and bring it on board

The next step is to get a 5-star base, either from an old quality gaming chair, and attach it to that car seat. What you need to be keen on here is to get a base that can take on some beating. Most would think this approach would only be suitable for a crappy gaming chair.

However, it’s worth noting that you can even build a 400lb gaming chair this way. It all comes down to how keen you are on the details. So yeah, make sure your base is solid enough.

Here’s the twist, you won’t fix that car seat there as easily, so be prepared to drill a few holes in your car seat to secure the base.

Also, it’s important to cut off the heavyweight base that the car seat comes with, which will allow you to attach it with ease, and make your gaming chair a bit lightweight.

So be prepared with convenient metal cutting and drilling tools

Now, onto the personalized features

This is where your DIY projects become awesome, as you can customize the features to your liking, not to mention that you can now splash in some creativity.

It’s advisable to consider a sleek design and keep the colors dark. Also, it’s wise to match the paint with the material of the car seat. For instance, with a fabric chair, you’ll be better off using fabric spray paint. And for a leather one, consider using leather paint such as vinyl paints.

That said and done, you can now go for a unique graphic design if you want to make your chair outstanding.

Is it worth the money and effort?

Now that you have an idea of how to build a gaming chair, it’s time to look at the odds before getting onto it. Keep in mind, that this isn’t a project you are going to complete on a single day, so it’s wise to weigh the option whether it’s worth it all.

What are the benefits that come with building a game chair yourself, and what are some of the downsides?

What’s cool

It’s cost-effective, you could build a premium chair for less than $100

It allows you to incorporate any features you would want on your chair

You’ll love the experience and the whole process if you get it right

You could make use of a base that you could otherwise be unable to utilize.

There’s no limit to how far you can go with this, you can keep on adding features down the road.

What’s not so cool

One drawback of this approach is that it takes a lot of time.

The car seat needs to be both cheap and in great condition

The cutting and drilling might be a hurdle if you don’t have the right tools handy

Final words

If you are a handyperson and a gaming diehard, you can decide to put that free time to good use and build a gaming chair that you’ll be proud of and make you the envy of your friends.

Now that you know how to build a gaming chair, all you need to do is start thinking of how you can start working on your own masterpiece. One thing, though, just makes sure you have access to and know how to use the cutting and drilling equipment.

After all, you don’t want to start building your gaming chair, only to be stuck halfway. Why not start today?  

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