Garage Chairs For Wrenching And Motorcycle Viewing

Four unique ways to take a load off.

Tired of sitting on an overturned 5-gallon bucket to service your motorcycle? Need a proper perch from which to admire your prized machine? Get the right chair for the job. Garage-specific chairs exist for several reasons. Office chairs are expensive and are often hard to clean, and folding chairs are impractical for moving around the shop floor. And neither of them even work as well as a bucket for when you’re removing the fairing from your sportbike. From utilitarian stools to use while wrenching, to comfortable seats perfect for admiring your handiwork, there’s a right chair for the job. Check out these four suggestions.

WEN Pneumatic Rolling Mechanic Stool

WEN Pneumatic Rolling Mechanic Stool
A covers-all-the-bases stool for moto wrenching in your garage or workshop.Amazon

Your basic mechanic stool. It's height-adjustable, has an easy-to-clean vinyl seat cushion (comfier than a bucket), caster wheels, and a tray in which to temporarily store tools. Great for sitting on when performing oil changes and other basic maintenance tasks. The garage chair equivalent of the Dickies work pant: classic, durable, nothing fancy.

OEMTools Rolling Workshop Seat With Tool Storage Drawers

OEMTools Rolling Workshop Seat With Tool Storage Drawers
In America, everything needs a cupholder. Even a mechanic’s stool.Amazon

Available in multiple colors to match your favorite bike brand, this luxo mechanic stool from OEMTools rolls on caster wheels, has a cushy vinyl seat, and loads of tempting features, including tool-chest-style drawers, a large tool tray, and a cupholder with space for three beverages or spray cans. Not that Liquid Wrench and Budweiser make the best of bedfellows…

Craftsman Adjustable Hydraulic Stool

Craftsman Adjustable Hydraulic Stool
Is having a Craftsman stool to go with your tool chest and tools overkill? Like dressing head to toe in Carhartt?Amazon

Craftsman's classic stool is as ubiquitous in workshops as blue shop towels and oil-stained floors. Thanks to its adjustable backrest and hydraulic height adjustment, this stool is a great choice for pulling up to the workbench. You could stand to pull apart your carburetors, but with standing desks becoming more ubiquitous in offices, we think sitting—especially on your day off—is better.

Harley-Davidson Chair With Drink Holder

Harley-Davidson Chair With Drink Holder
The right chair from which to admire your freedom machine, to use Harley-Davidson’s current marketing lingo.Amazon

Unless you're a George Barber-level motorcycle collector with a dedicated museum in which to admire your purchases, you probably won't be staring at them while sipping Dom Pérignon from the comfort of your vintage Eames lounge chair. No, when you want to take a load off and take a gander at your new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim, you'll be drinking Miller High Life and plopping down in the dusty folding chair next to the shop vac. But that doesn't mean your chair can't have cupholders for your champagne of beers or your favorite logo emblazoned on the back.