Asked on Mar 08, 2017

Any suggestions on how to raise the height of chair legs? Thank you!!

by Brenda
  10 answers
  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 08, 2017

    We have come up with a few ideas that might work but would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experienced this dilemma. The chairs were a gift and look really nice with dining table but are 1 1/2 to 2" too low for seating.

  • William William on Mar 08, 2017

    Other that replacing the legs, adding /raising seat cushions, or adding casters, anything else would make the chairs unstable.....

  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 08, 2017

    We are thinking about screwing in wood blocks and then plastic or rubber "socks" over top. Do you think that would be unstable?

  • William William on Mar 08, 2017

    Using risers, blocks that go under furniture legs, could present a falling hazard. While risers may be stable enough under a sofa or bed, a chair on risers could tip or fall over. A fall could cause severe injury.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 09, 2017

    I think the safer route to go is to add higher seat cushions. A high-density foam cushion wrapped in cotton batting offers firmness to aid in rising from the chair and a layer of softness on the surface for comfort. Best of luck!!

  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 09, 2017

    Thanks guys. This is so unfortunate because they are beautiful leather chairs and they are like sloped all around and we had already ruled out being able to put chair pads on them. Back to the drawing board :-)

  • Hi. Is there any way of lowering the actual table legs perhaps?

    • Brenda Brenda on Mar 15, 2017

      It is a trestle table and the bottom is cast iron. No way to lower it. That would have been the easy way :-)

  • Virginia Virginia on Mar 15, 2017

    I would ad casters for height and mobility. So much easier to clean the foor after meals...well maybe not needed sfter every meal ...if conc er rned about unscheduled chair movement with children or anyone, you could get castors with locks for two of each of the chairs.

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    • LH LH on Dec 29, 2020

      It's probably too late but you can buy rubber casters that do not mar hardwood, they are expensive (about $10-12 each) but absolutely do not hurt any flooring. I have used them for years on my wood floors

  • Virginia Virginia on Mar 16, 2017

    I think thete are castors made of wood-floor- friendly materials. A wood flooring specialist would be anle to advise depending on the hardness og the flooring wood.

    • Brenda Brenda on Mar 16, 2017

      We are going to check that out. That seems the easiest solution. My daughter nixed the reupholstering idea.

  • Sharon Lambirth Sharon Lambirth on Mar 22, 2017

    they sell these things that nail or screw into the bottom of the legs that are then adjustable, for leveling furniture. I searched leveling glides on Amazon and came up with a bunch.

    • Brenda Brenda on Mar 24, 2017

      Thanks Sharon. I looked them up and I think that's the way we're going to go.