How do I stop an old rocking chair from falling over?

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I have an old wooden rocking chair. Is there a stop that can be placed on it?

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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Nov 21, 2018

    I'm not sure if I understand the question Jean. Are you wanting to change the rockers so they don't rock?

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 21, 2018

    Don't worry, its very hard to flip a rocker. Regular chairs are much easy to flip.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 21, 2018

    Is it a conventional curved runner rocking chair, or a 'slider platform rocker'? The latter style were a huge fad decades ago, but yes, they did tend to tip over backwards easily, especially when weight was applied to the top.

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 21, 2018

    Hi Jean. I'm Cindy. If you wrap rubber bands on the ends of the rounded bottom rockers, they will stop the rocking. Good luck Jean and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Jean Lindsay Sink Jean Lindsay Sink on Nov 21, 2018

    ThInk you so much. I can do this! Happy Thanksgiving to you Lso.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 21, 2018

    Regular wood rocker.This old farmer I know put a board across the bottom of the rockers in back I think it was 2x2 he used more 2x2 cut in pieces attaching them to board then onto rockers with bolts. So when you rocked you could only rock so far back. He had 4 big rocking chairs on his porch in front of big window & did not want any of his grand kids going backwards thru glass when they got all silly on them. If it's a glider type maybe the base is on backwards sometimes when they get assembled or refinished they get put back together wrong. Longest part of base should be pointing backwards. In these pics it's wrong https://www.hometalk.com/diy/paint/furniture/q-rocker-back-and-tipping-4360203

    How to keep rocking chair from tipping backward
    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 21, 2018

      Just found something on site where this lady glued corks to bottom/back end of each of the rockers( you know like bottle corks. seems like easy lightweight fix) genius! easy to replace if need be.