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Old 04-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Chair needed

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My particular floor plan - couch with credenza is great for watching TV but I need a chair to sit on the opposite table side to accomodate a third person while eating at the table - 2 at couch side/one across.

What are some suggestions of chairs to consider that could function as a table chair and perhaps a lounge chair that might be folding or fold-up? I thought about a recliner but it would eat up the floor space.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Chair needed

Greetings rodsterinfl!

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What are some suggestions of chairs to consider that could function as a table chair and perhaps a lounge chair that might be folding or fold-up? I thought about a recliner but it would eat up the floor space.
This was a common dilemma with Vintage Airstreams that was solved with Leg-O-Matic folding chairs. These chairs were reproduced in the mid-to-late 1990s, and either orirginal or reproductions will show up in the classifieds here on the Forums or on E-Bay. I purchased a set of four of the reproduction chairs from Camping World back in the late 1990s. The photos below are of one of the chairs folded and in its open ready to use mode:







The Leg-O-Matic are certainly not lounge chairs, but they perform their task as dining chairs in excellent form. My Vintage Overlander even has a built-in storage compartment for the chairs in the bottom of the 3/4-length wardrobe above the water heater in the rear bathroom. I have even utilized the chairs below the outdoor awning when more seating was needed.

Good luck with your investigation!

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If you just want a temporary chair, that is easy to store, and comfortable to sit in for short periods, the "director's chairs" would serve the purpose. We have one in our stick house that gets pulled out when we have company, and serves the purpose well.

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Greetings

My particular floor plan - couch with credenza is great for watching TV but I need a chair to sit on the opposite table side to accomodate a third person while eating at the table - 2 at couch side/one across.

What are some suggestions of chairs to consider that could function as a table chair and perhaps a lounge chair that might be folding or fold-up? I thought about a recliner but it would eat up the floor space.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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A reproduction of the Leg O Matic is often available at Costco. Not at every store and not all the time, but you might look for them there. Quite inexpensive, As I recall, about $30.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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If you are after comfort..... google Lafuma recliner chairs. They are lounge chairs but can also be used as an upright chair. Quite frankly one of the most comfortable chairs I've ever used. Easy to take a nap in!


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Old 04-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Hi, Rodster: We pull our little Zip-Dees out of the cabinet by the door and set them up. Works for us.
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same here, Zip Dees, also we have a comphy upholstered swivel chair we use. And we have some stools too, when we have a crowd.
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We use two small round ottomans as extra seating. they are also good for putting feet up on when no one needs them for chairs.
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ok, I followed several people's advice and bought a director's chair, a Lafuma lounge, and a "camp chair" by ALPs engineering. They are all comfortable but in different ways. I looked for the Zip dees and the leg o matics. They are a lot of money! It is hard to say which is the "best one" for now. I know that I have to have a fold-up for when taking family along camping but I could even take my stressless with me alone if I can get it in the door.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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We just used a metal folding padded chair that slips into coat closet when not needed. Since we re-upholstered the couch several years ago, we bought extra fabric and matched the seat pad on folding chair with the couch fabric..(Seat pad pops off, and it is do-it-yourself easy project..). Probably could squeeze two into closet if needed, but figured 3 on couch plus chair good for 99% of dining needs...
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #11
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I made the trip to Ikea and bought $15 folding wooden chair for this purpose. Great simple design, matches wood in interior of our AS and when folded fits perfectly in the space between the couch and wall by the door.
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