A key disadvantage to buying a new gaming chair is that they tend to arrive disassembled. In other words, consumers will have to complete the assembly process themselves before using the chair.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Gaming chairs typically need to be fully assembled by the consumer upon shipment.
  • This process can be frustrating for some, so we recommend reading the instruction manual thoroughly before beginning.
  • Gather your tools before beginning the assembly process and if you run into problems, check out a YouTube guide video.

Assembling a Gaming Chair Yourself

Putting together a gaming chair can seem like a daunting task, and each chair contains different components, materials, and assembly instructions.

A Useful How-to Guide on Chair Assembly

Though we cannot issue absolute instructions as to how to assemble a gaming chair, due to the nature of their differing designs, we can offer up some helpful suggestions and tips to get started. We promise that assembling a gaming chair may seem daunting at first, but with a little preparation, you will be done in no time.

Insider Tip

In most cases, you will just need an Allen wrench, a screwdriver, and a wrench.

Read the Instructions Thoroughly

A new gaming chair is sure to come with a set of detailed instructions as to how to go about the assembly process. These instructions are not always the easiest to follow, so we highly recommend going over them a few times before starting to build the chair. If your chair did not come with any instructions, a set should be available online as a PDF at the manufacturer’s website. Take a look at the company’s web portal and look for a link that speaks of documentation. Do not attempt to assemble a gaming chair without taking a look at the instructions first. Also, you should know how a gaming chair is cleaned before you start using it.

Gather Your Tools

Once you have a reasonable grasp on the assembly process, it is time to gather your tools. Modern gaming chairs are typically manufactured so that the consumer does not need fancy tools in order to complete the assembly process. In most cases, you will just need an Allen wrench, a screwdriver, and a wrench. Some chairs can be fully assembled with just an Allen wrench and many actually include this tool with a purchase of the chair. Make sure you gather up all of the various screws and related components and have them organized before starting the assembly. This will ensure that you do not lose any screw or a component that may hinder you from adjusting your gaming chair to suit your needs.

Check For a YouTube Assembly Guide

If you are the type of person who learns visually, then you should check on YouTube before beginning the assembly process. YouTube contains numerous assembly videos for a wide variety of different gaming chairs. Some are made by the manufacturers of the chairs themselves, while others are made by regular consumers after they have received the chair. These videos can be extremely helpful for some people.

Warning

Make sure you gather up all of the various screws and related components and have them organized before starting the assembly.

F.A.Q.

Why are non-ergonomic office chairs bad for your back?

Simply put, they are not designed to mimic the natural curvature of the human spine. Over time and prolonged use, they could increase discomfort and lead to injury.


Is there any way to speed up the assembly?

Yes. Try to perform the assembly in a large empty room and be sure to have a friend or two on hand to help with the heavy lifting.


How many people do you need to assemble your gaming or office chair?

Most chairs can be assembled by just one person, but having more than one person can significantly speed up the process.



STAT: In most cases, a gaming chair can be assembled in under 30 minutes. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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