Boss Caressoft Drafting Stools with Footring, Black

Boss Office Products B1690-CS Stand Up Caressoft Drafting Stool without Arms in Black

  • Contoured back and seat help to relieve back-strain
  • Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment
  • Large 27" nylon base for greater stability
  • Hooded double wheel casters; Strong 20" diameter chrome foot ring
  • Optional glides can be used in place of casters (TU021)
  • Large 27" Nylon Base For Greater Stability with Hooded Double Wheel Casters and Strong 20" Diameter Chrome Foot
  • Available In Four Fabric Colors and Black Cares soft
The Boss Black Caressoft Drafting Stool with Footring is a comfortable and versatile seating solution for a study, dorm room, apartment or commercial office space. The stool measures 19.5"W X 25"D X 39"-44"H, with a 27" nylon base for improved stability, and a maximum load limit of 250lbs. The contoured back and seat have an ergonomic design for relieving back strain, while a strong 20" diameter chrome footring and pneumatic gas lift seat adjustment control allows for more comfortable seating in a range of situations, from working at a desk to consulting with a reclining patient. Features hooded double wheel casters, and ultra-soft Caressoft upholstery. Some assembly required.

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3 thoughts on “Boss Caressoft Drafting Stools with Footring, Black

  1. Yony Post author
    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent chair, bad installation, February 4, 2013
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    Yony (Irvine, CA) –

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    I got this chair for a standing desk I built recently. For those who are overcome by a sense of irony in having a chair for a standing desk, the concept is to stand *most* of the time and take short breaks once in a while.

    In any case, the chair is good. The seat and backrest are firm and provide decent support. The height is great for a standing desk–the spec says max 30.5″, by my measure its at 31″. Don’t expect a lavish experience. It’s a simple, somewhat minimalistic chair that’ll hold you in all the right places and nowhere else. Since I only use it for about 10 minutes at a time I cannot speak to its comfort over time.

    The installation, although fairly simple, was a different story and certainly didn’t build any confidence in the brand. It seems this chair was originally designed to be a regular desk chair and was extended to become a drafting chair. This is clear from the fact that it comes in two packages; one contains the parts and instructions for the chair and the other contains the height extension and “footring”. The instructions do not include steps to incorporate these extensions at all, so take a look at the picture here to see how to connect them. A word of warning: look at the foot ring in picture above; it’s upside down! The rivets should be facing down so you get a nice, smooth ring under your feet. I hadn’t realized this until I installed it, per the picture, and once the parts are pushed firmly together taking them apart is virtually impossible. Not a huge deal, but certainly annoying.

    Also, the screws that connects the frame underneath the seat are pre-installed into the seat and you have to losen them. One of the screws was overtightened for me, so I had to work hard to undo it. If this happens to you, use a flathead screwdriver and a firm grip. Again, not a big deal, but another point against the brand.

    Finally, this same frame didn’t align perfectly with the holes for the screws. This is a blatant indication of poor construction, and a huge disappointment when you’re assembling a new shiny thing. You really lose the excitement from the start. I screwed the frame as best I could–slightly off center, but with enough force it holds together fine.

    Again, the final product is good for what it aims to do. The installation revealed unfortunate quality issues, though they’re mostly nuisances . Still, I would recommend it for the budget-minded folks who plan to spend short periods of time on it.

    UPDATE: With a rubber mallet and a bit of elbow grease I was able to reverse the foot ring 🙂

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  2. solutions_specialist Post author
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent chair. Very comfortable., July 26, 2012
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    I needed this chair for working at a stand-up computer-table. I thought I could stand all day, but needed to give my feet a break. This chair is more comfortable than most – very thick cushion. The non fabric cover means no stains or crumbs getting embedded. I wonder, however, if I might have only purchased an extension, and used it with the chair I had. Nonetheless, I’m happy with my choice.

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  3. Cody Russell Post author
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad, but assembly is WAY more difficult than it should be, March 3, 2013
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    Cody Russell (Dallas, TX) –
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    I’m using a standing desk, but I don’t necessarily want to stand *all* the time, so I bought this chair. The height of it is just enough to work for me and my desk. The chair itself is not that comfortable for sustained usage, but I’m mostly using it to take a break from standing so for my purposes it’s good enough.

    My biggest issue with this chair is the assembly. There’s a metal bracket piece that needs to be screwed into the bottom of the chair’s seat. The four screws are already in the holes when you unpack everything, so you must unscrew them and then fix the metal bracket piece into place and screw the screws back in. This sounds pretty simple, and it should be, but those screws were extremely difficult to get out of seat and they were doubly difficult to get back in. I suspect that they would have been easier to get back in if I had put them back into the exact holes I took them out of, but I didn’t pay attention to that.

    When the screws were taken out I noticed there was some blue stuff on the screws which looked like some kind of paint. I was finally able to get the screws back into the holes and the chair assembled by stripping some of the blue paint off the screws using a tiny screwdriver I use for my glasses.

    Be very careful with these screws or you may end up stripping them. As I said above, I think maybe it would help to track which screw came from which hole. If all else fails, stripping the blue paint from the screws will definitely help.

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