How to Keep a Rocking Chair From Rocking

Rocking on a rocking chair is a calming experience for most, but you may not care for the motion and prefer to just sit still. Make your rocking chair immobile with a few inexpensive supplies and the basic knowledge of a and drill. It will take you about 15 minutes to begin enjoying your stable rocking chair.

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Keep your rocking chair from rocking with inexpensive rubber feet

Step 1

Measure the width of the runners, which are the curved pieces beneath the rocking chair that create the rocking motion.

Step 2

Purchase four rubber feet generally used for chair legs. Feet should be as wide as the runners or slightly smaller.

Step 3

Make a mark on the front section of one of the rockers, at the point at which it begins to rise off the floor. Make a similar mark on the back section of the rocker, and on the front and back sections of the second rocker.

Step 4

Turn the rocking chair on its side and drill holes into the runners at these marks. Use a hand drill with a drill bit the same size as the screws of the rubber feet.

Step 5

Screw the rubber feet into the holes tightly, then stand the chair upright. The rubber feet prevent the chair from rocking forwards and backwards.