Many homeowners would love to have a swivel bar stool that is both practical and stylish. However, how can you make your current swivel bar stool stationary?
It’s easy! In this blog post, we will go over how to convert a swivel bar stool into an immobile counter with just a few simple steps.
Steps on Converting a Swivel Bar Stool into Immobile Counter
Step 1. First, you’ll want to take off the top of the stool and unscrew any screws holding in place. Be careful not to discard these parts! You will need them later on when it comes time for assembly.
Step 2. Now that your swivel bar stool is now stripped down, using a drill bit about halfway through the seat, make two holes on either edge of the seat.
Step 3. With your drill, place a screwdriver through those newly drilled holes and attach metal L brackets to the inside bottom corners.
Step 4. Finally, take that top you removed in step one and reattach it with screws but now facing up instead of down so as not to be seen when assembled.
Step 5. You can now place a weight on top of the stool to keep it from moving. We recommend placing heavy objects like books or canned goods for your project to be successful!
How do I keep my Recliner Chair From Reclining?
It is a common question we receive. Like most other chairs, the easiest solution is to put it as close to the wall as possible and use furniture pads or coasters on your floor around its base that is made for preventing scratches when something heavy slides against them.
If your chair cannot be moved close enough to the wall and you are not opposed to modifying the chair, consider drilling a hole in its base that is big enough for a thin cable tie or zip tie.
You can insert this through the hole and run it around any two of the four legs of the chair. You can then remove any slack in this cable tie by tightening it around the two ends and securing them tightly to each other.
The tension from how you have tightened this zip-tie will prevent your recliner chair from moving more than a few inches either way due to its own weight, making it safe for sitting on and allowing it to be moved closer to the wall.
How to Fix a Sunken Recliner
If your recliner is sunk in, there’s a good chance the springs have broken or fallen out. Here are some steps on how you can fix it.
Step 1. Remove the back of your chair so that you will see how everything works and where all the parts go inside the chair.
Step 2. Take the pieces you pulled out and check how they are assembled, this will help when it comes to putting them back together again.
Step 3. You can purchase a new spring or just replace your old one by reusing it with something like duct tape on each end to keep the ends from unraveling too much while installing it.
Step 4. Be sure to measure how long you want the spring and how tall it needs to be.
Step 5. Put your new or old springs back in place inside of your chair, then put the parts on that go with them. If any hardware is missing, replace those as well.
Can you lock spinning chairs?
#1. You can purchase a new spring or just replace your old one by reusing it with something like duct tape on each end to keep the ends from unraveling too much while installing it.
#2. Be sure to measure how long you want the spring and how tall it needs to be.
#3. Put your new or old springs back in place inside of your chair, then put the parts on that go with them. If any hardware is missing, replace those as well.
Can you lock a Lazy Boy From rocking?
Yes, you can.
Step 1. You will need to measure how long the spring needs to be and how tall it needs to be.
Step 2. Use wire cutters or scissors to remove any excess that is not needed for your chair’s height. Cut both ends of the cushion fabric off so they don’t unravel.
Step 3. Use a ruler to measure how much fabric will be needed for the length of your spring and how tall it needs to be, then cut two pieces that are about six inches longer than what you need.
Step 4. Place one piece on top of each other and fold in half lengthwise so they overlap by three inches. Then use fabric glue to secure the overlapped edge.
Step 5. Take your wire, with one end still attached, and open up one of the fabric pieces so it is flat on a surface like a table or a floor.
Step 6. Place the other piece of fabric over top and then fold it in half again lengthwise before securing with more fabric adhesive how you did before.
Step 7. Apply fabric adhesive to the overlapping end and fold it over onto the other piece of fabric so that when you flip how everything is on top of each other, both overlapped ends are now smooth instead of folded as they were before.