Replacing "lost" legs on old rocking chair, help??

by Terri
I have an old rocking chair that is legless but otherwise in great shape. How do I replace the legs - they do not have to be rocker legs - just plain legs that can make the chair "sit-able" once refinished or repainted?
  4 answers
  • Gwen Barham Loftus Gwen Barham Loftus on Jun 06, 2015
    Perhaps you could use interior banister rails from the hardware store. They come in all shapes and sizes. Might have to do some cutting but may be an easy solution.
  • Josephine Howland Josephine Howland on Jun 08, 2015
    Go to Van Dykes restoration, they have rocker legs in their catalog or website.
  • D & K D & K on Jun 09, 2015
    Some of your big box home improvement stores, Lowes or Home Depot offer generic table legs ranging in length from a few inches to thirty inches or so. You might check into those. Or if you happen to know someone that enjoys working with a lathe, a set of 4 can be made in under a half hour.
  • If you have a goodwill or Habitat Restore near you they can be a good source for chair legs, especially the Habitat store. Also check with the local High Schools or vocational schools in your area if they have wood shop classes they may be able to make them for you.