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Heavy Duty Furniture For Heavy People

Heavy Duty Furniture For Heavy People

While much of the world is taken by this tiny living lifestyle, for us bigger people it’s not really a viable option. We need heavy duty furniture for heavy people in order to be able to live safely and to relax comfortably.

Regardless of what the furniture is, when you weigh over 220-250 pounds, chances are the item is not strong enough or has the reinforcements to handle the weight. Most standard furniture is between 200 pounds capacity and 250 pounds capacity.

The term ‘heavy-duty furniture’ can cover a broad spectrum of furniture. Ranging from dining chairs to reclining couches with a sprinkle of bedding in between.

So to make it easier for you to buy indoors and outdoors furniture for heavy people I have created several lists of appropriate products. Click on the appropriate type of furniture and you will be taken to a page of furniture items suitable for heavy-duty use.

Select Your Furniture

Indoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

Indoor Furniture For Heavy People

Reclining Chairsheavy duty furniture obese people

A very popular piece of indoor furniture for bigger people are recliners. Simply because they are super comfortable and very sturdy for the big man. A heavy-duty recliner that is designed for big and tall people can handle weights up to 500 pounds.

However recliners come in all shapes and sizes which can make it hard to choose just one. To make life all that much easier, I have classified recliners into groups so that you can make an informed decision. These include:

  1. Recliners With High Weight Capacities: Ideal for the obese and people near on 500 pounds in weight.
  2. Power Lift Recliners: Ideal for elderly people or disabled people that need help getting in and out of a recliner.
  3. Extra Wide Seat Recliners: The bigger the seat, the bigger the backside.
Capacity Features Price

Homegear Fabric Power Lift Electric Recliner Chair with Massage and Vibration, Taupe

400 LB 8 Point Massage, 150° Recline, Electric Power Lift, Thick Padding, 37"D x 37"W x 42"H

Lane Home Furnishings 4501-19 Gladiator Cafe Rocker Recliner, Cafe,Medium

500 LB 24"

Mega Motion NM7001-CDV-A01 Vance Ultimate Power Recliner Chair, Cafe Finish, Designed for The 5'8" to 6' Person, 3 Position, 2 Motor Lift, USB Port in Handwand, 500 Pound Occupant Weight Limit

500 LB 27"x27"

Stallion Big Man (Extra Large) King of Comfort Wallsaver Recliner. Weight Capacity 500 Lbs. Ext. Length 79"

500 LB 25"x26" Seat, Reclines to the length of a King Mattress (suits Tall people up to 6'8", Thick 2.2 Hr Foam for extra padding.

Catnapper Omni 4827 Power Full Lay-Out Large Heavy Duty Lift Chair Recliner 450 lb Capacity - Merlot Fabric

450 LB Made in USA, 24"x25" Seat, Powerful, yet safe 24 volt motor lifts with smooth, quiet efficiency Battery Backup System,

Catnapper Mammoth Lay Flat Extra Large (Power Recline) Recliner with Ext. Ottoman. Free Curbside Delivery. Rated for Up to 400 Lbs. Ext. Length 85 in. The Lane Stallion Recliners Bigger Cousin.(Ink)

400 Lbs This chair is 'Mammoth' in size. Boasting a huge 26.5" Wide seat and oversized length (85"), this powered recliner is ideal for the big and tall folks.

Catnapper Burns 4847 Power Dual Motor Infinate Position Full Lay Out Lift Chair Recliner 400 lb Capacity - Midnight Blue

400 LB 22"X22" Seat

Seatcraft Pantheon - Big & Tall - Home Theater Seating - 400 lbs Capacity - Top Grain Leather - Power Recline - Powered Headrest and Lumbar - Cupholders - Arm Storage, Row of 2, Black

400 LB Per Seat 26.5"W x 24"D Seat Size, Available in up to 4 Seaters, ighted cup holders and base, hidden in-arm storage compartments, built-in SoundShaker bass shakers in each chair

Dreamsir Oversized Rocker Recliner Chair, Manual Recliner Single Sofa Couch, Soft Fabric Overstuffed Rocking Chair for Living Room, Theater Seating for Big Man, Sandy

350 Lbs Oversized Manual 30 Degree Rocker and Recliner, Very soft padding with a breathable fabric finish.

Signature Design by Ashley Clonmel Microfiber Power Zero Wall Wide Seat Adjustable Recliner, Brown

Unknown Extra Wide Recliner 57" Wide in total, Zero Wall power recliner, Soft luxurious polyester microfiber finish.

Mega Motion Infinite Position Power Easy Comfort Lift Chair Lifting Recliner FC-101 Infinite Recline Rising Electric Chaise Lounger - Element Blue Color Fabric

325 Lbs 20"x23", 2 Stage Motor Lift with Zero Gravity Infinite Position, USB Port, Side Pockets and more.

Sturdy Furniture

Massage ChairsSturdy furniture heavy people

Massage chairs are pretty much upgraded recliner chairs. Well worth the investment if you ask me. However, due to the complex nature of a massage chair, they don’t seem to be widely available for heavy people.

That’s not to say there are not options, just limit choices. Naturally the more reinforced and sturdier the massage chair, the more expensive they become. It’s the same when you are taller as well, the options are pretty scarce.

To save you the time and effort of researching, I have compiled a list of big and tall massage chairs with weight capacities up to 440 pounds and suitable for tall people up to 6’7″.

Lounge Room Furniture For Heavy PeopleSofas Built For Big People

Lounge room furniture is hit and miss for the heavy person due to a lack of weight capacities. Some manufacturers don’t bother to test the weight limit of the sofas but many choose not too.

Which does make it hard for someone over 250 pounds to safely invest in. While you can also try out the couches on a show room floor to see if they fit, you won’t necessarily know how long they will last under daily heavy-duty use.

In many cases, you need to know the construction of the chair and how well it is reinforced. Whether the frame is made from steel or timber can also help you decide. Below are some links to lounge room furniture suitable for heavier people to help make the decision easier.

Heavy Duty Rated Kitchen Chairs

Kitchen chairs are probably the hardest to find when it comes to labeled weight ratings. For whatever reason manufacturers don’t want us knowing how much weight they can bear.

So it’s up to us to do our own due diligence and avoid the weak thin-looking dining chairs. The same goes for bar stools which usually have just the one support pole. So choosing these wisely is mandatory for a bigger person.

500 LB Rated Kitchen Chair Found On Amazon Here

Flash Furniture HERCULES PREMIUM Series Black Resin Stacking Chiavari Chair

  • Extra Strong Dining Chairs: A list of kitchen and dining room chairs with high weight capacities. 
  • Bar Stools for the big man.
  • Folding Chairs: With weight capacities up 1000Lbs, these indoor folding chairs can also be used in the kitchen or dining room.

Office Chairs For Heavy People

Office chairs are one of the most sort after pieces of office furniture for bigger people. This is because they can be so weak and break far too often. Which can lead to you buying a new one every 6 months.

Much like recliner chairs, office chairs come in a variety of styles and weight capacities. To save you yet another headache, I have complied various lists of the best office chairs for heavy people according to weight capacities.

With office chairs I would certainly recommend you buy one above your actual weight. Add about 50lbs to safeguard yourself against defects and voiding your warranty.

Bedding For Larger People

Bedroom furniture for heavier people is more important than any other piece of furniture. As we typically spend 1/3 of our lives in bed it’s important to have a strong foundation beneath us with a comfortable mattress which relieves pressure where required.

It all starts with the appropriate bed frame. Without a strong and reinforced bed frame you have no chance of making the bed last a long time. Good news is that there are a few options in terms of high capacity bed frames. They can go up to 4400 lbs in capacity.

Do keep in mind that a mattress can weigh anywhere up to 200 pounds alone. Mattresses also have weight capacities labelled on them. So choosing a mattress is just as important as a bed frame.

Also listed below are portable bedding ideas for when you have large guests stay over or if you need to sleep over at another persons house and want to bring your own bed.

  1. Heavy Duty Bed Frames: A good selection of steel bed frames and platform beds for heavy people.
  2. King Size Beds: These beds are more your traditional style bed without the steel frame.
  3. Mattresses For Heavy People
  4. Memory Foam Mattresses: Take a look at the best options for a heavy person when deciding on memory foam mattresses. These are premium mattresses which handle heavy weight best.
Capacity Size Price

45MinST 14 Inch Reinforced Platform Bed Frame/3500lbs Heavy Duty/Easy Assembly Mattress Foundation/Steel Slat/Noise Free/No Box Spring Needed, King

3500 Lbs Twin To Cal King
ROIL 14 Inch Twin XL Size Bed Frame with Mattress Slide Stopper - Single Black Anti Squeak Steel Slats Metal Platform, Heavy Duty Noise Free Easy Assembly Bedframes, No Box Spring Needed 3500 Lbs Twin To Cal King

Embrace Bed Frame (King, Black)

2000 to 5000* Lbs King

ZINUS SmartBase Super Heavy Duty Mattress Foundation with 4400lbs Weight Capacity / 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame / No Box Spring Needed / Sturdy Steel Frame / Underbed Storage, King

4400 Lbs Full, King

iPormis Queen Bed Frame with 4 Storage Drawers, Upholstered Platform Bed Frame with Type-C & USB Ports, Wingback Storage Headboard, Solid Wood Slats, No Box Spring Needed, Light Gray

1000 Lbs Queen/King

Olee Sleep 18 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Anti-Slip Support, Easy Assembly Platform Bed frame, Noise Free Steel Mattress Foundation, Maximum Storage, No Box Spring Needed, Black, King Size

700 Lbs Twin To Cal King

South Shore Step One Platform Bed with Storage, Full 54-Inch, Pure Black

500 Lbs Full

South Shore Platform Bed in Black (Full - 77.25 in. L x 58 in. W x 9.75 in. H)

500 Lbs Full

Alternative Bedroom Furniture For Big People

Sometimes the traditional bed is not always suitable for a big person. This is when portable options and bunk beds play a key role. Portable beds can be used for just that or as a guest bed.

When space is limited, a folding bed can be used as a temporary solution for the big person. Beds on wheels are also other options to consider.

Heavy Duty Outdoors Furniture

Deck FurnitureOutdoor Heavy Duty Furniture

Nothing beats being able to go out and relax on the deck/porch. But the same problems a big person has for interior furniture also applies to outdoors furniture. That is the size and lack of load bearing capacity.

Spending time out on the deck is certainly my favorite part of the day or when the family gathers. So to help you find relevant deck furniture, click on the appropriate items of furniture below to find heavy duty versions.

Rocking Chairs

Who doesn’t love to doze off while gently swaying in a rocking chair, I know I certainly do. However the stress a heavy person puts on this piece of furniture is certainly enough to break a ‘standard’ size rocker.

Which can be quite dangerous, especially when you weigh more than 220 pounds, like most standard weight capacities. But fortunately their are some decent options for us bigger people. These rocking chairs found here have weight capacities that range from 300 pounds to 500 pounds.

Other deck chair alternatives include the following:

  1. Heavy Load Porch Swings: Porch swings that have high weight capacities including standalone swings.
  2. Oversized Hammocks For Large People: Hammocks can prove a little difficult to get in for the average size user. However, many of us big men have proven that relaxing in a oversized hammock can easily be done. With weight capacities up to 1500lbs, why not give it a go.
  3. Traditional Patio Chairs: A selection of suitable load bearing patio chairs.

Capacity Size Price
500 Lbs 27"W x 35"H x 25"D Check Price Amazon
400 Lbs 36"H x 26¾"W x 21½"D Check Price Amazon
400 Lbs 41" x 23" x 19" Check Price Amazon
450 Lbs 35"(L) x 50"(W) x 37"(H) Check Price Amazon
300 Lbs 25.8 x 25.6 x 37.5 Check Price Amazon
300 Lbs W26.8" x L29.1" x H36.6" Check Price Amazon
600 Lbs Seat:28.38"Wx20"Dx19.9"H Check Price Amazon

Portable And Lawn ChairsPlus Size Furniture

Portable chairs are just that, they need to be portable and easy to transport. These types of chairs are brilliant for the larger person when attending gatherings or family parties.

I don’t know how many times I have simply stood for hours on end due to fear of breaking someone else’s chair. Even tho it was causing havoc on my back and joints, it was worth the pain to save the embarrassment.

But when you own your own portable outdoors chair you are always prepared. Provided you buy a strong and sturdy chair with higher weight ratings, you will never run the risk of breaking someone else chair again.

The possible portable chairs for a heavy person include:

Oversized Lawn Chairs

Outdoor furniture tends to be more heavy duty compared to the indoors options, but for a heavy person it’s still important to check any weight ratings and how well the chairs have been reinforced.

Adirondack chairs while low to the ground, are great lawn chairs. They look superb and add an element of class to any ones backyard or porch. If you find it too difficult to get down to within inches of the ground, then unfortunately these types of chairs are not for you. But if you still have it in you, these 500 pound capacity Adirondack chairs are just amazing.

Lawn chairs on the other hand sit much higher off the ground, but are more vulnerable to heavy people. So it’s certainly not easy to find heavy duty versions of this type of outdoor furniture.

Camping Furniture & Beach Chairs

The last of this list for heavy duty furniture for heavy people covers the camping and beach department. Both activities are very rewarding but for some heavy people, it feels impossible.

The thought of going down to the beach when you’re 300 pounds is a little daunting. But at the end of the day, who cares what people think. We’re here on this planet to enjoy ourselves.

So grab yourself an oversized beach chair which will support your weight and live a little. Life is too short to care about what random people on the beach think about our bodies.

Camping For Heavy People

Camping furniture rules apply the same as they door regular furniture. The beds you sleep on and the chairs you sit on need to be able to support your weight. Otherwise you’re not going to enjoy the great outdoors like you should do.

When it comes to camping beds for heavy people you have 2 main options. They are cots and airbeds. The link above will take you to 3 of the most popular camping beds that heavy people can use. They are big, comfortable and strong enough to support most heavy people.

Outdoor ChairsHeavy Duty Chairs For Overweight Persons

Now you have your bed covered its time to find some heavy duty camp chairs. There are 2 options readily available. Ones that recline and the more traditional camping chairs.

I prefer the reclining chairs because, well when I’m camping I like to relax with my feet up. So it just makes sense. However, most reclining chairs can’t handle heavy loads. This causes too much pressure on the support bars which could easily break.

However there is this jumbo size reclining camp chair with a weight capacity of 450lbs for the really big campers. There are also other options listed on that link.

For the more traditional chairs, you can get some ginormous camping chairs up to 1000lbs capacity. These things are massive. There are also a bunch of other heavy duty camping chairs available too. So check it out.

What Heavy Duty Furniture Are You Looking For?

So there it is, quite a long list of furniture for heavy people. There is a vast range of different pieces of furniture for most peoples needs.

But perhaps I missed something?. If there is some certain type of heavy duty furniture you’re after, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try my hardest to source it out for you.

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  1. Constandina says:

    Just wondering about dressers. I am an obese woman so my clothes are quite heavy and dressers have such flimsy drawers.

  2. chris rowlands says:

    am looking for a big john toilet

  3. BO STUBBS says:


  4. dene says:

    I have an airbnb and it seems like the furniture is challenged often by a person who is large and heavy. I would like a twin daybed and trundle . One of the twin mattresses should be able to hold a heavy person.

  5. kathy says:

    i need a tall, extra firm sofa

  6. Connie Thron says:

    I am looking for a 3-4 step step stool that has the steps only about a 5-6″ rise (not the ~8″ that is standard). Hand rails would be nice. Portable for outside moving around. And at least 375lbs weight max.

  7. Evelyn ratcliff says:

    Heavy duty storage bench with back support

  8. Rudy says:

    Looking for patio furniture. Wicker sort of stuff with at least 300lbs capacity

  9. Kelly says:

    I am looking for a sofa that has a recliner at each end and storage space in the middle. Each recliner should be rated for 400 pounds or more or a little less.

    • bigman says:

      I looked at just about every loveseat recliner with console, but almost all of them have a 300 pound weight capacity per seat unfortunately. Sorry to not be of any help.

  10. Pamela F. Anderson says:

    I am looking for a sectional sofa with a weight tolerance of 450 or 500 pounds