The Chair Hack

(A quick fix for a chair with a broken leg)

The Dilemma

A chair with a broken leg is almost impossible to sit on. Especially with any comfort.

The Solution?

A clever low-tech hack. Virtually anyone from any part of the Coke product world should be able to successfully perform this hack.

whole chair
Photo 1. Here we see a full frontal view of the hack we are about to perform.

close up of leg
Photo 2. A closer look at the zone of conflict.



Carefully lift chair and set aluminum can under broken leg. Depending on how this is set up will determine the life span of the aluminum can. If the middle of the can is selected the leg will quickly push through, thusly destroying the can.

However, if the can is propped at an angle and the chair is resting on the rim of the can, then the can will have a significantly longer life cycle (approximately 3x as long or roughly 45 minutes). See Figure 1 for a more detailed view.

Even better is that once the member can collapses, the other side is still intact enough to be used again (as seen in the Photo 2). The second usage of the can tends to be the longest, often lasting several hours until collapsation.

proper vs. improper usage
Figure 1

Sitting Technique

Due to the weak nature of non-caffeinated soft drink cans, a specialized sitting technique should be developed.

© 2005 Nic Reveles
Updated 08/17/06

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