Chapter 7. Rok-Bak Chair

By Larry Cotton

With a determination borne of frustration and frugality, I set about designing a chair that would meet all my requirements. I began by making a crude study model, with all body-supporting surfaces adjustable: the seat, the back, armrests, headrest, footstool, the angle between the seat and back, even the overall size. The model’s only given: it would use a set of standard patio chair cushions and one sheet of plywood.

Somewhere in the middle of seemingly infinite adjustments, I discovered that recliners really are much more comfortable than upright chairs, ...

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