The chair started life as a Bowflex weight bench. I work out 6 days a week, but it turns out I use a few dumb bells and body weight; the bench never got used. So, I need to either get rid of it or make some other use of it.
It makes a nice, reclining fighter seat.
I made the pedestals with 80/20. It’s really one horizontal beam that runs under, and attaches to, the seat. It’s built in such a way that I can raise or lower either side with about a 4" stroke. I think I first built this in 2011 and it has been modified many times.
Entry and exit through a step stool gives the sensation of climbing into a cockpit:
Actually, you can see in that picture that the pit has a top and sides. At one point I had an overhead panel which has since been removed. It now serves as an access to some external, indirect lighting.