How to Put a Swivel on a Recliner

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Nothing says relaxation after a long day like your recliner--especially if it swivels.

Recliners are a source of comfort after a long work day, or tedious day at school. Some have lower footrests that fold out as you recline, others come with matching ottomans at an additional cost. Ever popular, some recliners only recline, and are unable to be turned from left to right. According to National Public Radio's report on "The Recliner," "Propelled by sales to baby boomers, 'motion furniture' is now a $4 billion industry." If you wish to make your recliner swivel and save money instead of purchasing a new recliner, a special hardware option will create this effect for you.


Step 1

Tip the recliner over on to a flat, steady surface such as a table. Ask an assistant to hold the recliner securely in place.

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Step 2

Place the wood base in the middle of the recliner bottom. Attach the base to the bottom, using wood screws and a power drill.


Step 3

Place the circular base chair swivel approximately in the middle of the wooden base. Screw the swivel into place, using wood screws and a power drill through the pre-drilled holes in the metal of the swivel circle.

Step 4

Tip the recliner back over with the help of your assistant and place where desired in your room.

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