What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Boss Office Products B16245-BK Be Well Medical Spa Drafting Stool with Back, Black?

A total of 9 reviews of this product on Reddit.

4 points

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28th Nov 2017

I cannot recommend a drafting stool highly enough. going from a chair to a tall stool that swivels is like upgrading to VR all over again. this is the one I got from Amazon, originally for use with my standing desk.

Drafting Stool

1 point

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5th Feb 2022

Oh yeah, that thing boosts me up high. And it’s very sturdy. I think it’ll be useful for even higher countertops, though I couldn’t say for sure as mine are a bit lower.

This is it is anyone’s curious: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I3ZRQM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

1 point

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3rd Jan 2022

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I3ZRQM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 – seems like price shot up – it was $90 with tax when I bought it a couple years ago.

1 point

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19th Jul 2021

I have a herman miller aeron. Would it be possible to put it on the bottom of this other stool so I can get more height?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I3ZRQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_KRS8BXJM5N3C2ES3PEAK

1 point

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23rd Aug 2020

I originally found my way here, in hopes to find a better chair for a sit/stand setup like my own… I’m going to keep looking to see if I can find something just a bit nicer, but I wanted to at least offer what’s worked for me. I don’t want to sit all day, not do I want to stand all day… And while I haven’t checked back recently, the adjustable desks I found at the time we’re ugly and outrageously priced.

My desk is a “standing only” configuration -when I was looking at desks years ago, I saw the price for most sit/stand desks, and it was simply out of the price range I could justify. Additionally, many of them looked bulky and ugly to me -I wanted something more streamlined and minimalist, so I decided to pull out the tools, take a trip to home depot, and build a leaning minimalist desk at my own height. (I have experience in carpentry, but honestly if you’re strategic and intelligent about it, you really only need to know how to measure, sand, and drill holes through things for this particular design.)

I didn’t worry about the sit/stand issue with my build, because I’d gotten used to the whole “sit/stand” at my office, where the cubicle height was not adjustable on the fly, so they simply ordered a height adjusted office chair that would work with it. I thought to myself “Great, I’ll just get a quick height measurement of that desk, match it, and find a chair easy!” I was wrong about that last part. I get the feeling that this isn’t an entirely uncommon mistake.

Now how about that chair? I searched high and low, considered some… Very unique DIY solutions. I can say with absolute confidence that they would have been QUITE solid solutions, and they’d have probably far outlasted a lot of store bought office chairs… But they would have taken time to source parts and put together, and they probably wouldn’t have been pretty to look at in my living room. Eventually though, I settled on the idea of a drafting stool.

Drafting stools come in a variety of padded/unpadded, caster wheels/none, etc. But I never could find the one that was 100% what I want for potentially sitting a couple hours at a time.

This is the closest thing I’ve found:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I3ZRQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_0hOqFbSGZ2Z60
That is NOT an affiliate link, I make no commission, and get no benefit if you click on or buy from that link. I’ll also say that there appear to be a few other distributors selling what appears to be the same chair, though I can’t verify whether it really is identical.

I’ve been using this drafting stool for just shy of six years now. Why did I pick it? It has padding, it has a back, it has a footrest, it’s just about the HIGHEST adjustable one I could find, and it supports a higher weight limit than most; I’m 6’4″ with a linebacker’s frame… So I need a chair that can handle that. Also of note, this chair has metal legs for the casters -not nylon. Now there IS a nylon ring around them at the base, but I’ve personally removed that to inspect, and I can tell you that the legs are directly welded to the same central upright piece that supports the chair. I wouldn’t recommend jumping up and down like a kid trying to destroy the nice new mattress his parents just bought… But as someone who hovers right around 300lbs, I’ve never felt any degree of weakness or give on these legs.

If that drafting stool is so great, then what am I doing here?
That’s two-fold. After more than five years of regular use, the footrest has come unfastened. First it was one side, then another one, and the last two came out shortly after that; this started/ended over the course of about 2-3 weeks. The arms that hold it in place all appear fine, it’s just the standard little aluminum punch-fasteners that have given out. The good news is that for $20 you can order the tool for setting new fasteners in there that should be just as good, if not better (and it will typically come with the fasteners themselves in multiple sizes, so you don’t have to order a bunch trying to find the right size.)
The other reason I’m looking around, is because after sitting on it for more than an hour, GETTING UP can be a bit painful. There’s a truck to kind of sliding forward off of it, which helps, but ultimately it’s just not near as comfortable as basically any other office/gaming chair would typically be. Also, because the cushion is fairly small, there’s not much to work with for attaching arms on the thing, and I would REALLY like to have a chair with arms at home again.

I COULD try hacking this thing up -removing the seat portion of this product, and swapping it out for a more comfortable office chair seat. But I’d have to get a close look to see how closely the mounting plates would (or wouldn’t) align, and I’d be adding more weight to the chair as well. I’ve looked at these things a lot, and honestly I think that unless you want to spend $300-500 purchasing your chair part by part, this drafting stool is probably the best you’re going to find. Ultimately the 1-2 threshold is probably for the best, because it keeps me from sitting too long, so it’s an annoyance that actually ends up being a benefit of sorts.

But hey, if anyone finds a better reliable solution, with arms, a weight limit of at least 300lbs, and/or a more comfortable seat portion for a good price… I would genuinely love to see it. I’ll probably keep looking myself, but figured I would share my findings for OP or anyone else who stumbles across this.

1 point

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1st Jun 2015

I’ve worked in software a few years and I’ve always leaned over coffee tables to do my work. I’m going back to school so I finally took the plunge and built the desk I’ve always wanted to have an enjoyable workspace.

Desk:

Laptop:

  • MacBook Pro Retina15” Mid 2012 model (still runs great!)
  • 8gb DDR3 RAM @ 1600mHz
  • 256GB HDD (Flash)
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1024MB

Accessories/Peripherals:

1 point

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1st Jun 2015

I’ve worked in software a few years and I’ve always leaned over coffee tables to do my work. I’m going back to school so I finally took the plunge and built the desk I’ve always wanted to have an enjoyable workspace.

Desk:

Laptop:

  • MacBook Pro Retina15” Mid 2012 model (still runs great!)
  • 8gb DDR3 RAM @ 1600mHz
  • 256GB HDD (Flash)
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1024MB

Accessories/Peripherals:

1 point

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1st Jun 2015

I’ve worked in software a few years and I’ve always leaned over coffee tables to do my work. I’m going back to school so I finally took the plunge and built the desk I’ve always wanted to have an enjoyable workspace.

Desk:

Laptop:

  • MacBook Pro Retina15” Mid 2012 model (still runs great!)
  • 8gb DDR3 RAM @ 1600mHz
  • 256GB HDD (Flash)
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1024MB

Accessories/Peripherals:

1 point

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1st Jun 2015

I’ve worked in software a few years and I’ve always leaned over coffee tables to do my work. I’m going back to school so I finally took the plunge and built the desk I’ve always wanted to have an enjoyable workspace.

Desk:

Laptop:

  • MacBook Pro Retina15” Mid 2012 model (still runs great!)
  • 8gb DDR3 RAM @ 1600mHz
  • 256GB HDD (Flash)
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1024MB

Accessories/Peripherals: