Are you in need of a gaming chair? Because if so, you have different options. The most obvious one is buying a chair from a retailer. You can also ask a retailer to customize one. However, both are often quite expensive. Therefore, the third option of building your own custom gaming chair appeals to many.
Retailers have standardized products. While this standardization means quality products, it also means a lack of individuality and personalization. And these qualities make such gaming chairs unattractive for many gamers.
You can sit in a typical grey chair or in a memorable custom gaming chair while playing a game on one of the top 5 gaming monitors in 2021.
Building a custom gaming chair can sound like a tedious task. But if you know how to do it well, it is an easy job. And we’re going to tell you how you can build such a chair.
Building a custom gaming chair
The trick to building your chair is being smart about it. While some guides will recommend making your chair by scratch, you can also use an old chair. We recommend the latter because it is both cheaper and easier.
Also, you can get a quality base for your custom gaming chair at a low cost. For example, you can purchase a leather car seat from Porsche for cheap from any junkyard.
Step 1: Find your seat
Go to a junkyard and take a look at the various car models available. Especially look at the seats. After all, that’s all you really need. The best way to pick a seat is by sitting in it.
After choosing a seat, talk to the owner of the yard and ask to have it removed. You don’t need the entire car and so shouldn’t buy it. Also, remember that these yards always keep space for negotiating the price for their products. Make sure you get a low cost for the seat.
Step 2: attach a five-star base
After you’ve bought your seat, get a five-star base and attach it. You can get the bottom from any old chair. Make sure that the base can take the weight of your seat because car seats are often weighty.
If the base meets this criterion, unscrew it and get your tool kit. The five-star base won’t fit exactly, and so you’ll have to drill holes to make it fit.
Step 3: Customize your chair
Choose a seat cover and paint to customize your chair. One excellent decorative material would be vinyl paint and leather. Choose one color or two and style your custom gaming chair however you want.
Making a custom gaming chair will be worth it. Not only will you get a premium car seat, but it will be quite cheap. Additionally, DIY projects are always fun and will give you a creative outlet. However, you will need to spend time on it. As long as you are okay with putting in the time and effort required, this is a fantastic project.