Published on November 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Poang tuning

Poang chair & footstool

We all love Poang chairs. Unfortunately, their design can make you have a position so low that elderly people may have some difficulties to sit up and down. We need the seat to be horizontal and the back less angled.

Just mount the lower structure of the Poang and screw (from down) to it the structure of the footstool. Then use the front screw to join the upper structure of the chair but not the one in the back. Instead of this union, screw the upper structure to the footstool.

You can add another screw for the arms not to bend and the footstool board to add extra stiffness to the seat.

~ fstdp@hotmail.com, Spain

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to Poang tuning

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love Poang; it’s the only “comfy chair” my back can tolerate. But even at 40, getting out of one is challenging, at best. This hack may do the trick! Do you have any in-progress or before & after pictures you could post?

  2. cookie says:

    Isn’t that just an ordinary chair then? I thought the whole point of this was the swinging?

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