Being practical (isn't that a nice word for cheap, or Scottish?), I have used whatever chair I had available in the house for my office chair. I've been doing that since 1985 when I started working at home. Being practical isn't always so practical, based on my discomfort and back problems.
After about four years of making do I broke down and bought a chair at one of those big box office stores. A high-back office chair looked so professional that I went with that style. I couldn't afford a leather chair like my dad had, so I went with a fabric-covered chair. I thought I'd really improved my seating arrangement. I had softened the seat, but I wasn't any more comfortable than I had been before. Sure I now had a swivel chair -- unlike any of my dining room chairs that I'd used, but the first one just didn't fit me. I have now been through more chairs I could almost start my own office chair store!
A high chair usually consists of a frame of molded plastic or metal tubing and an attached seat with a safety belt and a footrest. There are still a few old-fashioned wooden high chairs out there with a removable tray or arms that lift the tray over a baby's head, although they aren't always as comfortable for babies as the modern, form-fitting models on the market now, and most of them aren't certified as meeting the latest safety standards. You'll also find a few hybrid units, which can double as a swing or convert into other types of gear, such as a chair for an older child or a play table.
Office chairs look as if they'd be easy to buy and use. I guess I've shown that to not be the case. I have bought what I thought were executive chairs, reception chairs, fabric chairs, leatherette chairs, chairs with arms and chairs without, a sitting ball, and I've even bought ergonomic chairs.
There are many different types of stacking chairs available each constructed with different materials, however they all have one thing in common, they have sturdy construction and most can even hold up to 250 lbs. They commonly come with steel or aluminum frames, further enhancing their quality construction and come in a variety of materials. Arguably, the most common stacking chair is constructed of plastic and can be found at many events including parties, weddings, orientations, and training seminars. Plastic stacking chairs are sturdy in construction and can hold up to the wear and tear of consistently being moved and stacked. There are also fabric stacking chairs that come with either a fully upholstered seat and back or one or the other. They are more comfortable to sit on, however be wary when stacking because the pressure put on the fabric can leave a permanent mark over time and the fabric can be ripped if stacked in a hurry.
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