Jeff,Some time ago some one wanted to remove an armrest from a seat sold by Costco, after careful study he pulled out a reciprocal saw and hacked it off. He was pleased with the result. Your journey starts by turning it up side down and looking at the construction with a flash light. It is possible that the arm rest is also the leg support on that side so you will need to address that. Also check for wiring. If you are really lucky the arm may be bolted onto the frame and the frame has independent legs. That is how my old Berklines were made. In that case you can take it apart with the right wrenches.
No need to be an expert.dsskid,
How do you know this to be true? Are you an expert on these chairs or are you simply a person who doesn't know what they're taking about? I think that latter is true!
dsskid,No need to be an expert.
Very simple, I contacted the manufacturer for YOU.
They stated the arms were NOT bolted, and removing them would ruin the integrity of the chair and void warranty.
My intention was to help YOU, but since you've displayed arrogance, I will simply ignore you in the future and would hope you'd do the same.
I'll chime in. At HT Design most of our chairs you can actually take the arm off. We have done it here. It won't effect structural integrity in most cases. We have 2 styles of chairs that it will mess them up, but most of our chairs you can take off arms without an issue of stuctural integrity. Octane doing the CYA dance, just telling you this as they don't want you calling later and saying chair is messed up I want a new chair etc. We tell people similar things unless we know situation then we can advise them of how to do it properly.dsskid,
First of all I wish to sincerely apologize for my remarks aimed at you. I really do appreciate that you contacted OCTANE on my behalf. It is no excuse for my behavior but I have been very frustrated with OCTANE as they have said the same thing to me. In my defense though you post could have mentioned that you talked to OCTANE. I took my complaint to the owner (which a customer rep refuse to name) and he responded with the following:
"Thank you for being a customer. It is our policy not to advise customers how to take apart our furniture since it voids the warranty, even if the chairs are out of the warranty period. Our furniture is relatively modular in nature, so technically you can remove the bolts attaching it to the seat frame. You may need to work with the electrical components if the arm you are looking to remove has the power switch."
So the lesson here is for me to be less of a dick on these forums and for all of us to take what a manufacturer customer rep says with a grain of salt.
Once again my apologies
It's reverse engineer when you do that. My dad was great at building things from scratch however I must have more of mom's genetic make up as I am not very good. Years ago in high school they made us take Briggs and Stratton engine apart the ones that come in lawn mowers and put back together. Our team got the taking apart down right but when we put it back together it was running way louder than before. It ran but not like it was before we took it apart. I mostly hire out people now to do it.I didn’t major in shop but I had a father who believed if you can take something apart you can figure out how to fix it. Just had to be sure you didn’t have parts leftover after surgery. I can remember going with him to the drug store to test the tubes from our TV.
I removed the armrest and to my surprise they used 1" drywall screws So I switched them to 2" screws and washers and while not perfect their firm and fixedSo I purchased the used chairs. I inspected the armrest and it's only connected to the metal frame on the bottom, no wonder it's wobbly. Looks like a pretty straight forward fix once I find the right hardware to use.
I'm thinking something like these glider rocker arms. Appreciate any ideas
Lid Support Left Hand Hinges