What type of chair or stool do you use while you're crafting?

by MB
I am planning a craft room from a spare bedroom and need suggestions for a good chair or stool to use. My back and shoulders start to give up on me before I'm ready to stop working on my project! Any suggestions?
  8 answers
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Dec 29, 2014
    In my studio, I have three, lumbar support, adjustable "office" type chairs on wheels and with arms, that are wide in the seat so that if I want I can sit on one leg bent without breaking one of the arms. I also have some padded Parsons chairs for my students. If you get a chair with no padding trust me your tail bone won't like it very much, and you'll not want to sit in it very long. Try a bunch out and get one that feels right for you.
  • Marion Marion on Dec 29, 2014
    I use an adjustable office chair that has rollers, w/o arms. Have been using it for over 15 yrs, very comfortable. I put an office rug protector mat down so I could just move from space to space.
    • MB MB on Dec 29, 2014
      Thanks. It seems adjustable office chairs is what I'll be looking for
  • Wynona Carter Wynona Carter on Dec 29, 2014
    I found an arm-less office chair at a garage sale. The seat and back covers were in bad condition but the seat adjuster and rollers worked fine. So with new fabric covering it is in constant use.
  • Kim Cunningham Kim Cunningham on Dec 29, 2014
    I found a vintage chair at a thrift store that was originally for sewing at a cabinet sewing machine that is made to be comfortable while seated for long periods. It is great for crafting. It has upolstered seat and back with removable seat for storage.
    • MB MB on Dec 30, 2014
      @Kim Cunningham Great idea, I enjoy looking at thrift stores too. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a good one!
  • Darla Darla on Dec 29, 2014
    Maybe it would be best if you could get a tall stool, and alternate sitting and standing while you work. I can work a lot longer standing than sitting! If your feet hurt, get one of those cushioned mats to stand on.
    • MB MB on Dec 29, 2014
      Thanks, I think a combination of standing and sitting might be the answer. I'll need to experiment for the correct height for my work space though!
  • Carrol Aizenman Carrol Aizenman on Dec 29, 2014
    I have my work area at kitchen counter height because I stand most of the time I'm working. I have a small stool on wheels which is used by an occasional student.
  • Candace P Candace P on Dec 29, 2014
    I acquired an office chair. Very comfy and adjustable. I recommend that over other chairs.
  • Alice Jump Alice Jump on Dec 29, 2014
    I found an upholstered office chair for $10 in a grayish pink, the chair was stuck at one height but it was right for me!