How to Assemble Office Chair- Setting Your Chair Was Never Easier

How to Assemble Office Chair

After suffering from excruciating back pain, you’ve finally got the best ergonomic office chair. However, as soon as you enter your home with it, you started to scratch your head and be like ‘Hey, how the heck do I set it up?

Since you’ve spent quite a fortune getting this new chair, it’s going to be pretty tough for you to afford someone who’ll get the job done for you. No worries! This is where we offer you our help. We’ll make sure you can assemble your chair right away.

So, why wait! Let’s assemble that son of a gun right away.

How to Assemble Office Chair- The Steps

Don’t just open the box right away. First, you need to do some brainstorming. Picture the chair; how do you want it to be? Visualize it. It’s easy to get confused though. You can Google the picture of the chair and get a visual reference. Once you can picture it perfectly, you’ll know which part goes where.

Check the Packaging

Whether you’ve ordered online or you’ve just got the package all by yourself, it’s a common scenario where some parts of the chair get missing. So, check if all the parts of your chair are present or not. Also, see if the overall condition is good or more like an average thing.

If you somehow get a vibe that this chair has been used a couple of times or let’s say if you find damage, contact your seller right away for a replacement.

Now, if the package includes all the screws, it’s well and good. If not, you’ll have to buy some new screws. Yeah, that’s such a bummer!

Gather All the Tools

If you’re lucky enough, you may get all the tools included in the whole set. Some brands do maintain a friendly gesture to customers and they included Allen wrenches/hex key and screwdrivers.

However, if the set doesn’t have these tools, well, you have to get them all by yourself. Don’t have one? Get to your nearest hardware shop and get your hands on these tools right away.

If you’re still wondering which Allen wrenches and screwdrivers to go for, here’s a little enlightenment for you.  We’ve suggested a budget-friendly wrench set and a screwdriver. Can’t help it, you see. Our job is to inform you of everything you need.

Just in case you want us to suggest you a wrench set, you can go for the long-arm ball end wrench set from Tekton. You’ll find it pretty easy to work with. With the ball ends, you can go up to 25 degrees of entry angle, which should be enough for you to reach around obstructions. Besides, you’ll get a snug fit, thanks to the chamfered, straight ends. Thanks to the black oxide finish, you won’t see any rush or corrosion anytime soon.

As for screwdrivers, you check the Phillips screwdriver set from Craftsman. The package comes with a wide range of sizes to make sure you can cover all the standard jobs. The butyrate handles are durable enough to face all the toughest challenges. The blades, on the other hand, are heat-treated.

Got the tools already? Cool. It’s time for you to get to work, It’s Assembly Time!

Assembling the Chairs in Sections​

Assembling the Chairs in Sections

Don’t think even for a minute that you’ll assemble the chair all by yourself without even getting the proper instruction. The task isn’t rocket science but it’s not a piece of cake either.

The package should include a manufacturer’s instruction. Get your hands on it. Follow the useful tips step-by-step. Make sure you follow the sequence. If the instruction tells you to attach the wheels first, do it.

Just in case you’re still confused about the instruction, here’s a little DIY guide for you.

  • Get the casters and insert them into the base of the wheel.
Push the castor into the leg
  • Now, it’s time for you to take care of the sleeve and the gas cylinder. Insert both the sleeve and the cylinder on the pneumatic-lift models you’ll find over the base of the wheel. 
Put the gas cylinder into the chair notch
  • you’ll have to use the provided hardware to attach the arms.
Attach the armrest
  • Attach the push-down and the seat to engage.
Attach the tray
  • Lastly, fixing the back of the chair to the seat is the next part you’ll need to deal with. To do this, you’ll have to slide the neck so that it goes into the seat sleeve. Once the job is done, fasten it.
Connect gas cylinder with base

While assembling every single part, you’ll have to make sure each screw is finger-tightened. Once the job is done, you’ll have to use the screwdriver and the Allen wrench and secure everything.

Adjustments and Troubleshooting

If you got yourself a chair that comes with an adjustable back, you can easily alter its height. To do this, you’ll have loosened the screw that you’ll find on the back of your chair. Once you find it, slide it up or down.

Similarly, if you want to adjust the width of the seat, you can do that as well. All you have to do is slide the armrests of your chair in or out until you get a comfortable position. For chairs that come with adjustable seat height, you can use an attached lever and raise or lower your chair to your desired position.

Check the Casters

To move your chair like a breeze, you’ll have to make sure the casters are inserted perfectly into the wheelbase. If you’re having a bad time rolling your chair, you may want to use a little bit of light oil. Also, don’t forget to clean debris that gets stuck around the wheel since it can restrict the movement too.

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Wrapping Up!

See? That wasn’t that hard, was it? Now that you know how to assemble office chair, you can set it on every new chair you’re going to buy. We’ve covered everything you needed. These simple DIY steps should be pretty enough for you to get the job done in a snap.


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