Extend the Footstool of Your Recliner: Quick and Easy Instructions

Is your recliner feeling a little too low? Are you looking for ways to make it more comfortable and better suit your needs? Well, look no further! This blog post will provide you with instructions on how to extend the footstool of your recliner.

All you need is some simple tools and about 10 minutes – our handy guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.

 

Steps on How to Extend the Footstool of a Recliner

Using your drill, attach the footstool brackets to either side of where you want them.

Drill small pilot holes into both sides of the chair that will eventually hold up the new footrest: one hole on each side in line with where you drilled before for attaching the bracket posts.

Thread an anchor bolt and washer through the holes of both brackets on one end.

Thread a hex nut onto the anchor bolt, and tighten it securely to each bracket post using your wrench or pliers.

Place an L-shaped piece of wood between the two bolts with its foot resting against the backside of where you drilled before for attaching the posts and its “L” leg lying against the front of where you drilled before for attaching these posts.

Attach this piece with screws through the back and into each L-shaped piece, making sure that it is tight enough to hold up whatever weight will be on top of it when sitting in your recliner.

Finally, put a chair on the stool and make sure that it is level.

If it’s not, use a spirit level to find out which way to adjust your footstool so that you don’t have any rocking or tipping issues when sitting in your recliner.

Repeat this process at the other end of the footrest as well – just make sure to mark the holes where you drilled before with a pencil and attach each piece in reverse order so that it’s not too wobbly or unstable.

 

How do you fix a Recliner Footrest That Won’t Stay up?

This is a common problem for those with back issues. You can make your recliner more comfortable and better suit you by adding height to the footrest, creating an upholstered or wooden platform that rests on top of the existing footrest frame.

To do this, all you need are some simple tools and about ten minutes – our handy guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.

 

What are Some Tips to Make Your Recliner More Comfortable?

When it comes to comfort, there’s not much that can beat a plush mattress and bedding set up; however, if yours is one of those old models without built-in lumbar support, you can still enjoy a more ergonomic position by raising the footrest – see our guide for how to extend the footstool of your recliner.

You might also try adding an ottoman or another type of stool that will fit under your chair’s frame (you’ll want it at least as long as the footrest).

All you need is a small piece of wood to serve as the new footstool, some tools like tape measure and drill or screwdriver, and about ten minutes.

 

How do I Stop my Lazy Boy Recliner From rocking?

The problem with this is that the seat and back are usually secured to a metal frame, which means if you tighten one screw or rod on the front of the chair, it’s going to loosen another part.

The best way around this issue is to get under the chair and tighten the bolts at the base of the frame to hold it steady.

The only solution for rocking chairs is to rest them on a rug or non-slick surface that will ensure they don’t move around when you sit in one.

You can also try putting small pieces of furniture like ottomans, tables, or chests of drawers under the chair to serve as an anchor.

If these solutions don’t work for you and your floor is carpeted, then place a rug or tarp underneath the chair’s legs to keep it steady.

Another option is to put casters on the bottoms of each leg so that it doesn’t slip when you walk on it.

 

How do you Adjust a Rocking Recliner?

The best way around this issue is to get under the chair and tighten the bolts at the base of the frame to hold it steady.

You can also try putting small pieces of furniture like ottomans, tables, or chests of drawers under the chair to serve as an anchor.

If these solutions don’t work for you and your floor is carpeted, then place a rug or tarp underneath the chair’s legs to keep it steady.

Another option is to put casters on the bottoms of each leg so that it doesn’t slip when you walk on it.

If these solutions don’t work for you

Place a rug or tarp underneath the chair’s legs to keep it steady.

Put casters on the bottoms of each leg so that it doesn’t slip when you walk on it.

 

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