First prototype of the MBTA seat project.
First prototype of the MBTA seat project.

Before launching into a real furniture project, I. had some fun with the seats.
Before launching into a real furniture project, I. had some fun with the seats.

How fun is it to ride the Red Line swing?
How fun is it to ride the Red Line swing?

This fun!
This fun!

Also bolted one to my bike just for fun.
Also bolted one to my bike just for fun.

The office chair version uses the seat brackets from the train and a set of caster wheels. (Yes, I know my desk is a mess.)
The office chair version uses the seat brackets from the train and a set of caster wheels. (Yes, I know my desk is a mess.)

At first the MBTA folks were reluctant to give me the old seats. So I made a custom shirt to try and convince them. It worked!
At first the MBTA folks were reluctant to give me the old seats. So I made a custom shirt to try and convince them. It worked!