Published on May 4th, 2011 | by Jules Yap5
Director’s chair for the Ikea Jeff Folding Chair
Materials: Ikea JEFF Folding Chair, Non-Woven Recycle Bag, 1 foot square pillow (Optional), Duck Tape, Steel Wire
Description: I was happy to own a Ikea JEFF chair since I bought it few year back, until the day during a visit of a close friend, after long hours of chatting, my friend did a stretch of body and the back of the chair broken into 2 pieces.
It is kind of waste for me to dump the chair as all other parts of the chair work well, I have tried to glue the back with a piece of steel rod to reinforce however it just won’t last as it just break when someone lean their back on it.
Today, I have thought of to wrap it with a piece of clothes and a wild idea came to my mind, would recycle bag just fit well on it?
I just grab a non-woven recycle bag somewhere at the kitchen and try to fit on it upside down, well, it goes just fine and the non-woven material provide enough reinforcement to hold my back yet kind of comfortable.
Then I thought of a 1 foot square pillow given by my friend during last Christmas which would come in handy to add in extra comfort to the chair. I just slip it into the chair and it fits well too! Everything just go so smooth and I can even hide the handle of the bag into it yet the handle helps to hold the pillow. With the help of little steel wire, the pillow just fits nicely inside the bag.
After that, I realised that the edge of the frame is quite sharp and I foresee this going to poke through the bag after some days of wear, so, I remove the whole bag and apply duck tape around the edge to make sure it is blunt enough to hold the bag without doing any harm to it.
That’s it! The hack works just well and I love my little JEFF again, it is comfy yet looks like a director’s chair with the cloth back. The best part it, it still able to be folded as usual.
~ Helios Loo, Malaysia