This is the Unboxing, Assembly, and Review of the IKEA ÖRFJÄLL Junior Swivel Chair
Assembling the chair was pretty straight forward. Although the required tools came with it. I saved time and frustration by using an impact drill with a 4mm hex bit.
The 1st step is to assemble the legs to the center hub.
Using the included screws, secure the legs to the hub.
Next, just pop in the casters
What’s nice is that the safety casters have a pressure-sensitive locking mechanism that keeps the chair safely in place when you stand up, and unlocks automatically when you sit down.
Next, flip over what you just assembled and unwrap the center piston. It comes with a plastic cover that you can discard.
Then set it in the center of the hub.
I thought that it was odd that I didn’t have to screw it in, but as soon as you put weight on it, it becomes secured.
Next unwrap the base plate and the chair.
Depending if you are left or right handed, secure the height handle accordingly, and tighten the four screws.
Then place the seat on top of the center column and test it out.
Although I bought this for my 6 year old and 9 year old boys, I was very surprised at how sturdy it was when I sat in it. The material is well made and the stitching in the fabric is solid.
It’s hard to picture the size, so to put this in perspective, here are the boys’ chairs next to my Herman Miller task chair. I have a link to the Ikea website that has the product dimensions.
Overall, The kids love the chair and are always spinning around in them. Since they are height adjustable, this chair can grow with them. They compliment the Jarvis sit stand desk as the perfect kid desk. The only con I can think of, is that the handle to adjust the hight is just a metal bar covered with plastic. It would have been nice if it had a flatter surface for better ergonomics.
If you are looking for a practical desk chair for your kid that isn’t dirt cheap but won’t break the bank, this would be a great addition to your home.
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