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Black Friday Furniture Deals Buying Guide


You will want to know exactly what to look for in the perfect task chair for the office. Probably the most overlooked, but actually one of the more important features, is the seat pan depth. When you sit with your back flush against the chair, your legs should hang over the edge, leaving roughly around 2-3 inches of space between the seat edge and the back of your knees. If the seat pan is too short your legs don’t get the proper support and if it’s too deep the seat will pinch the back of your legs cutting off circulation. Some cheaper chairs will have limited seat pan. Higher-end chairs will usually have more adjustments to move the chair back and forth.


Next look at seat height, this is pretty standard on most chairs, from cheap to expensive. You will want to set your chair low enough so that your feet are firmly supported by the floor. Also, so that your arms are high enough, so your forearms are roughly parallel or slightly downward with the table, while keeping your elbow close to your body. This does sometimes mean you may need a footrest if your table is too high. Or an adjustable desk so you can adjust it down to proper levels.


Arm rests are another thing which are pretty important, especially if you’re sitting for long periods of time. While not necessary for everyone, but it is something to lean on once in a while to take the weight off your back. Most office chairs have at least height adjustable arm rests. But the issue with a typical armrest is, even at the lowest setting, they can get in way when you try to tuck your chair in. High end chairs will sometimes have more adjustments, so you can move them to the back or to the side and so avoid this problem. If you don’t need them, you can usually just remove the arm rests entirely.


Is the seat firm but comfortable? Does the chair allow for the back to lean and lock in place when I want a change of position? Is the lumbar support in the right position for my comfort? Do I need a high back and head rest? Will it last for years to come? So, in the end what is the perfect chair? You need to test them out in person and check for all the things that have been mentioned, like seat pan depth, height, and arm adjustments to know what is best for you. We’ll be adding more Black Friday Furniture Guides closer to November the 24th.