I'm kinda liking these chairs

celticmoonMay 26, 2012

for the mcm suite

$75 the pair.

Sure would save me a ton of work fixing up the pair I have

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les917

I think they are a better fit style-wise,but they don't seem to be the comfy kind of chairs that the nephews would want to sit in to play video games with their uncle (I think that is why you said they were needed).

I was thinking about your brother's room. First, it is wonderful that you are there for him, giving him a place and wanting it to be right for HIM. He sounds like a dear man, and your love and concern shines through your planning.

Since you say he prefers to sleep most of the time in his recliner, what about not actually putting a bed in the room? Instead, a good futon with a great mattress could solve two issues - seating for the nephews when they hang out there, and a bed for your brother if he should decide that he wants to sleep in a bed rather than in the recliner.

Then, no chairs needed, and no bed taking up space that he likely won't use.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 10:21PM
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celticmoon

The visitors would be pretty rare - family lives a plane ride away. I wanted the option for guests to spend time in his space when they do visit. But it wouldn't be often, maybe a couple times a year.

Don't know if you saw my most recent layout.

I was hopng you would weight in. Better?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 11:26PM
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juliekcmo

I still like your other #2 original better
This version does offer a lot of visual symmetry, and de-emphasizes the bed.

But the TV viewer is facing outside, dealing with glare and squinting

It is a bad angle to watch the TV from the bed. Here the bed is that only, and not the daybed as in the original.

And sitting in the recliner, your brother now has his back to he door. This can be an unsettling sensation.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 8:47AM
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dedtired

The original chairs look much more comfortable and well made than the green chairs, to me. I would stay with what you have.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 10:39AM
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blfenton

The green pair with the arms the way they are, are a better place for putting arms and elbows. The other pair doesn't have any place for that. The other pair (beige) also, if you tend to slouch in a chair, your neck/head will be resting against the wood frame whereas in the green chair there won;t be that problem. Just a couple of things to consider. But having not sat in them it's hard to know.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 11:49AM
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celticmoon

I checked them out. They are very small and not comfortable, so I took a pass.

Back to plan A. Drag the others to my upholstery class and streamline them using a more casual and modern fabric. They will be literally 'occasional' chairs, so different comfort demand than a frequently used chair.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 12:43PM
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