Many people have a swivel chair in their office and use it for long periods of time. The problem with this is that the chairs can cause back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
Fortunately, there are ways to make your swivel chair more comfortable without buying a new one! In this post, we will show how to convert your swivel chairs to footed chairs which will provide support for your lower back, hips, and shoulders.
How do I Convert my Swivel Chair to Stationary?
Step 1. Turn your swivel chair so it’s facing the front of your desk.
Step 2. Unscrew the four bolts on either side of where you’ll place your footrests using a screwdriver or wrench to loosen them.
Step 3. Remove any existing armrests and remove screws if any additional parts are holding the seat in place.
Step 4. Place two pieces of lumber against both sides of the back legs (the ones that were unscrewed). The wood should be wide enough to cover most, but not all, of each leg and long enough to touch up against the bottom edge of the desk when they’re placed flush with one another.
Step 5. Use nails or screws to attach these boards to hold them firmly in place while you screw them into the leg.
Step 6. Place your feet on top of these boards and line up their edges with those in front to keep them steady as you drill screws through each corner of both pieces, securing everything together at once.
Be sure not to drill any screws near where you’ll place your feet so they don’t get accidentally stabbed! If additional parts are holding the seat in place remove more screws here until it’s just a flat surface again.
Step 7. Screws should be tight enough that they can hold themselves in position without moving around too much but don’t overdo it either or else this will cause unnecessary stress when sitting down and could warp the lumber if it’s only held by nails – give yourself some wiggle room for how tight you want to make the screws.
Once all four of the pieces are screwed together, it’s time for a test run! Place your feet on the chair and sit down slowly – if the bolts holding everything in place still feel loose, tighten them up with a ratchet wrench or screwdriver to create any necessary tension between how secure your chair feels as well as how sturdy it is.
How do you Remove a Swivel Base From a Chair?
Step 1. First, remove the bolts from one of the legs and then unscrew it – this will detach that leg. Repeat with all four legs to completely separate your chair into two pieces.
Step 2. Next, take a screwdriver or wrench and loosen up the bolt holding on both swivel motors in place (on either side) as well as loosening how tightly they are secured by hand to make sure you can get them out without damaging anything else.
Step 3. Finally, use a ratchet wrench or pliers to carefully undo how tight each bolt is until it’s fully loose before taking off the individual motor bases which should fall right out! You now have your very own footed swivel chair!
Can you Lock a Recliner?
You can lock the recliner in place by using a chair locking device, such as a wooden dowel used to hold chairs together.
Lock it into place on one side of the armrest and then put an additional rod across both arms at chest height (you want to make sure that this is set up so you don’t accidentally get caught under it when you go to adjust your position). This should keep everything secure for now!
Steps on Converting a Swivel Chair to a Footed Chair
Step 1. Locate a swivel chair that you want to convert. Make sure the seat is at least 12 inches high.
Step 2. Remove all of the wheels from your swivel chair and place them in a safe location where they cannot be stepped on or tripped over. If no screws are holding it on, remove the screws with a screwdriver and set them aside.
Step 3. Remove all of the bolts from your swivel chair seat cover and place them in another safe location so they cannot be stepped on or tripped over. You will need to remove at least four bolts total, two per side, for this conversion to work correctly.
Step 4. Slide one bolt through each hole in the footed base (note: there are holes present because you removed these earlier) and then tighten it using an adjustable wrench or pliers so that it is snug but not overly tight–remember how much strength you have ladies!
Place the wheel/bolt assembly back onto your new converted footed chair frame by following steps three and five from above in reverse order.
Step 5. Position the feet of your new converted footed chair frame on top of the metal brackets and tighten them down using a wrench or pliers (note how much strength you have gentlemen!) to ensure that they are secure–the bolts should be tightened so that there is no wiggle room left but not overly tight either as this might damage the bracket in question.
Step 6. Finally, thread up two more bolts through each hole from step four and then adjust them with an adjustable wrench or pliers until they are snug but not overly tight before tightening them completely by hand.