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Old 07-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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Folding seat like a director's chair?

We've got a pair of nice director chairs in our salon. I'd like to find some stools that match/come close to how they look. I can't, for the life of me, find a decent example of one online.

As is often the case I probably haven't hit on exactly the right search terms for it. But basically what I'm looking for would be an armless version of one of a directors chair.

I can find foot stools, but their low 15" (40cm) height won't work for seating. I can find camp stools but their seating size is way too small.

I'd like to have some easily stored extra seating. It seemed like a sling seat item like we had in the director chairs would be a good alternative.

Worst case I suppose I could just get some director chairs and take off the arms.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:43 PM   #3
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I only need/want regular height seating. Bar height would be too high. Likewise, what I'm after here is easy storage. A director's chair with the hinged arms adds bulk. I just want a normal 18" height seat without the arms, and a bottom that's a decent width. Camp stools are tiny in comparison.
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I suppose I could just get some director chairs and take off the arms.
I wonder how much the chairs depend on the clamping action of the arms over where the seat sling is inserted?
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https://arcmarine.eu/d/regiestuhl-schwarz-seiltuch/p77/

Its in Europe, but they have a perfect product.

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Kinda off the wall, won't match other seating.... but a drummer's throne might work for you. Usually the seat comes off and the stand folds, height is adjustable, backrest optional.

All my kit hardware is Yamaha or Gibraltar, but there are several drum companies that make decent stuff.

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All my kit hardware is Yamaha or Gibraltar, but there are several drum companies that make decent stuff.
OH! You're a DRUMMER. That explains... so much...

I'm kidding, of course. I never had the separating hands/feet coordination to play drums. Just in-line instruments like the trumpet, trombone, sax and clarinet.

I've got teak decking in the cockpit where I'd want to use the seating... not sure how well the metal stand hardware would hold up against outdoor use on saltwater. That and pinch/scrape issues with kids wet from swimming.

Thus wood stuff that'd fold seems a better fit. The hassle is finding it. I'm ordering up a spare director chair and going to see about taking the arms off.
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There's also this sort.

But I'm trying to juggle several variables. Outside, salt environment, easy to stow, gentle on teak (and fiberglass when man-handling it down into a lazarette or engine compartment) and suitable for kids or guests in wet bathing suits.

Thus something like a slightly larger camp stool or director's chair without arms would really be ideal.

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And don't get me started on finding a folding dining table...

I've finally found an Indonesian vendor that I think makes what I'm after... but they've yet to reply to inquiries.

This one's 40" x 27" and folds up like various 24" square ones I've seen.
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We had the very same problem, that is "how do we accommodate guests and give them a comfortable chair to sit in?" Also, being able to fold them up quickly for out of sight storage. These were found on line at $80.00 and though people love them, they are not suitable for lengthy outside use.We do use them outside, however, for short periods. (3hours, etc.) Each chair has a fold out table that negates the need for more salon tables.

Google 'Folding chairs" then "images."

Edit: My wife says to Google Camp Chairs
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What is a chair without a back? A STOOL.

Google Directors Stool:

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.BIn70uXqqnc
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Looks like Shrew has you pointed in the right direction. We used to have standard directors chair, but went with these because of their compactness.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009CPDG1E...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Helped that they were 1/2 price when we bought them.
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How about this?
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4 of them for $99
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OH! You're a DRUMMER. That explains... so much...

I'm kidding, of course. I never had the separating hands/feet coordination to play drums. Just in-line instruments like the trumpet, trombone, sax and clarinet.

I've got teak decking in the cockpit where I'd want to use the seating... not sure how well the metal stand hardware would hold up against outdoor use on saltwater. That and pinch/scrape issues with kids wet from swimming.

Thus wood stuff that'd fold seems a better fit. The hassle is finding it. I'm ordering up a spare director chair and going to see about taking the arms off.

And guitar, too. Just now, we're working on the Irish bodhráns... expecting a pair of those to be a bit more travel friendly, along with an acoustic 12-string... compared to my kit and her little grand or concert leyboard. There's only so much space to go around...

We've got a mid-height director chait we use, too... similar to the one in your first picture but neither bar height nor chair height... and it folds OK, but doesn't get tiny.

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What is a chair without a back? A STOOL.

Google Directors Stool:
Gee, if it was as simple as 'just google it' I wouldn't have posted the question.

I don't want a 15" (or less) foot rest. I want a decent 18" height and decent width for seating. Go check the heights.

After a lot searching, I managed to find ONE example of something referred to as a 'sideline stool' from Gold Medal. Everywhere Chair sells 'em. I've ordered a pair and see.
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Meanwhile I picked up a set of four directors chairs via craigslist. Used them this weekend and it reinforced my desire to use an armless/stool variant. With kids going back/forth, the backs of the chairs were in the way more often than not.

Upside was discovering I can stow at least 3 of them under the forward berth. With stools it'd probably allow stowing at least 4. Added bonus was discovering a pretty big space under the inboard berth in the starboard stateroom. Big enough to stow a rolled up inflatable twin bed mattress, and then some. Oddly there was an AC power strip installed there. Previous owner must've had some TV/video gear or something down there.
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And don't get me started on finding a folding dining table...

I've finally found an Indonesian vendor that I think makes what I'm after... but they've yet to reply to inquiries.

This one's 40" x 27" and folds up like various 24" square ones I've seen.
We have something similar, I think it was made in Papua New Guinea, just north of Australia.Folds identically. 2 halves of the top lock to each other by dowels, we haven`t but they could break if not lined up.Found on ebay.
No pics, but we have 4 timber slat "steamer" chairs. Made in Vietnam I think, of acacia wood. They fold flat to store. We use them in the cockpit with the table, and indoors on one side of the dining table.
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After a lot searching, I managed to find ONE example of something referred to as a 'sideline stool' from Gold Medal. Everywhere Chair sells 'em. I've ordered a pair and see.

Looks a likely candidate. The Gold Medal website is a bit short on detail (wood finish, height, etc.).

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Looks a likely candidate. The Gold Medal website is a bit short on detail (wood finish, height, etc.).
Tell me about it. But beggars can't be choosers at this point. I went with a pair from of these from Everywhere Chair in a 'natural finish' with some navy seats.
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