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    • #196936
      Sheila
      Participant

        Hi. Which bench do you prefer with your floor loom? I’ve purchased a Louet David 90 and I’m looking at the different seating options out there.  Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks

      • #196943
        Mary Godfrey
        Participant

          Hi Sheila

          When I bought my Louet Megado loom I bought the weaving bench too. I used it for a few months but found it quite uncomfortable and hard and I kept sliding forward onto the breast beam, despite adjusting the angle of the seat. Eventually I gave up and now use a shaped counter top stool which is perfect. It expect that’s not what you wanted to hear but perhaps yours will suit you better. I’m only 5ft 2inches talk so that’s maybe why the bench didn’t suit me.

        • #196945
          Mary Godfrey
          Participant

            Here’s the stool I use now.
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          • #196946
            Sheila
            Participant

              Mary, this is so great to know!  Thank you for sharing.   What is the height of your stool?

              Sheila

            • #196951
              nc345
              Participant

                I bought the Glimakra bench based on someone’s review on Ravelry.  the feet will slide underneath the cross beam so I could sit closer to my Spring.  I’m short.   I jerry rigged it to sit at an angle and tied a piece of yoga mat to the seat for cushion and for grip.  It’s not pretty but it’s working for me.

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              • #196957
                Mary Godfrey
                Participant

                  The stool I have is 75cm high. It’s called a counter stool so lower than a bar stool.

                • #196958
                  Johana
                  Participant

                    I have good experience with this type of chair, it must be possible to extend the seat to a height of 65 cm. 10040276-1

                  • #196961
                    Sandra
                    Keymaster

                      I’ve used the Louet David Bench for years on my David 90, and I’ve never had a reason to look at anything else.  I’m 5’4 and it certainly has worked for me.

                    • #196976
                      supersenshi100
                      Participant

                        Hello, there! I got my Louet David 90 about a month ago and I’ve been using a dining chair with some extra cushions on it (yikes!)

                        I have a Glimakra 33″ bench arriving this week to save my upper back and I’ll report back with how it works out!

                        For context, I’m a 6’4″ man and I needed something that would let me get higher up than the Louet bench would allow.

                      • #197034
                        Patricia
                        Participant

                          I’ve had my Louet David 90cm for a couple of years and use a Harrisville Designs small bench. I’m 5’3″ and also used this bench with my prior 36″ Schacht Mighty Wolf. It is an excellent bench, but I did make bench cushion for comfort. The bench is lightweight with wonderful handles that make it easy to move. There is also a little shelf/toolbox under the bench for small item storage. In addition, the bench height is easily adjusted and can be used flat or in a slight “rocking mode.” Here is the link: https://harrisville.com/products/bench-kit-small

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                        • #198912
                          supersenshi100
                          Participant

                            Hello again — reporting back in on the Glimakra bench. The 33″ bench fits perfectly with the 90cm David. Played with different heights (it has 5 height options, I think) and found that to be really nice to get the right “fit.” You can tuck it right up against the loom (the feet slide under the treadle beam) and you can also put it inside the loom if you lift the breast beam off and set it inside!

                            Just my two cents on the bench/loom combo. Hope you find something great for yourself!

                          • #198933
                            Sheila
                            Participant

                              <p style=”text-align: left;”>supersenshi100 thank you for the update!  Sounds like a great fit.  Happy weaving! If you feel like posting a pic I would love to see your set up with your new Glimakra bench.  Thanks</p>

                            • #199008
                              supersenshi100
                              Participant

                                Took the pictures in between projects. The first picture is just how it fits tucked into the front.  The second picture shows how I nestle it in to minimize the footprint of the loom in my dining area (gotta love apartment life!)

                                Hope this helps!!

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                              • #199032
                                Sheila
                                Participant

                                  Love it!  Thank you for posting pictures. Much appreciated.  🙏

                                • #199794
                                  Maureen Janda
                                  Participant

                                    This is the bench I’ve been using at my DAVID. I bought it at Walmart for about $35 in 2018 to use “temporarily” and I’m still using it. My husband made those wooden braces on the feet because you couldn’t really lock the adjusting knob you can barely see a shadow of at the center of the X. This is the Rockville RKB61. I googled the name and the company still sells it and the new model has a completely new locking system which looks good. Check out their video.
                                    Google “folding musicians bench” for other options. The bench does creak as I move, but it’s very kind to the behind 😊
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                                  • #199811
                                    Sheila
                                    Participant

                                      Clever solution!  Looks very comfy. Thanks for sharing.

                                    • #201014
                                      Alana
                                      Participant

                                        I bought the LeClerc adjustable bench after getting tired of sitting on cushions piled on a dining room chair. The bench can be set from 21″ to 25″ tall. There are three sets of holes drilled to adjust to the various heights. I also have a David 90 and this bench fits nicely under the loom when not in use. I am 5’8″ tall and I have my bench set on the middle setting, which works well and is comfortable.

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