A padded aluminium splint works too and can be removed without damage to the armrest. Colours, however, may be limited. Unroll, flatten and cut two 10″ lengths from either end of the splint. Round the edges and and fold them over the POÄNG armrest. See the full tutorial.
Need to work on the POÄNG?
#1 Laptop stand
The POÄNG armchair is, on all counts, very comfortable and ideal for watching TV or reading. But at times, you’ll want to snuggle down and work on your laptop. Here’s how to add a laptop stand to the POÄNG armrest.
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