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Published on September 25th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Henrikdal does a wheelie

Materials: Henriskdal bar stool, castors, Bemz slipcover, saw, drill, screws, screw driver

Description: This is a short and sweet one. We liked the look, size and shape of the Henriksdal bar stool for the Bemz Inspiration Store but were finding it was impeding movement. Plus, its dimensions were not quite right. It sits by the swatch table but anyone in retail knows how often you have to get up and move around the room. To make life easier our Bemz DIY:er personalised it to better suit its function.

The legs were sawn off to achieve the right height, i.e., to fit snuggly under the table so that legs can be crossed comfortably yet still high enough that arms rest correctly when typing on a laptop.

Note! Keep in mind the height of the castors you will use when deciding how much of the leg to saw off. The castors will obviously add height on.

Then simply screw in castors of choice. To alleviate the screwing in process, a hole can be started with a drill, using a bit a size smaller than that of the screw.

And voila! A new Henriskdal desk chair on wheels with a Designer slipcover from Bemz in Marimekko’s Unikko Black. (The poster in the background is of a Henriksdal dining chair with Bemz cover in Sagrada Blossom fabric from Designers Guild).

We made ours and the osteopaths day!

~ Sara at Bemz

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Henrikdal does a wheelie

  1. djp says:

    Oooh! I’ve always wanted of one of those! I’d use it at work (in a kitchen) if I could get away with it…

  2. Put it on castors! I have the most annoying (yet beautiful) chair that I use at my little computer table. Putting castors on it is an elegant, and simple solution. (I’m all thumbs, so will get a friend to do it for me.) Thanks for this post!

    - David

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice mod

  4. Houston says:

    I really like those castors. Anyone know where I can get them?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very Nice!!

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