Have you ever found yourself trying to settle in, only for your reclining chair to rock back and forth as though it had a mind of its own? One way to stop your recliner from rocking is by placing a small pillow under the middle set of wheels at the base.
Though this will help provide some stability, you should still consult with an experienced furniture technician if you’re not confident in your skills. It would also be best to invest in a recliner that doesn’t have rocking capabilities, or at least one that doesn’t have as much sway, so rocking is less likely. Anyway, below you can find a step-by-step guide on how to stop your recliner from rocking.
How To Stop Your Recliner From Rocking: 5 Proven Steps
- Measure the height between the bottom of the chair frame and the top of the hinged box with your tape measure. Next, measure from left to right to find out length.
- You will need to measure and cut a piece of hardwood to the same width and length as where you mount it. I recommend using wood at least 1 inch thick to make it.
- Drill a hole and then cut through the hardwood block about 1/2 inch from each end.
- Wedge a block of wood between the chair and the recliner. If it rocks backward, then it won’t be stable enough to hold you.
- Screw the wooden plank to the hinged box with 2-inch wood screws and a screwdriver.
I hope all these steps will help you to fix your recliner and prevent rocking.