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Chair raiser for swivel chair

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  • Worcester
  • WO.66.11.19C
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  • 3 comments

Gary could not use his favourite swivel arm chair as it was too low and no raisers were avaliable.

The requirement was to raise the chair by approx 75mm

The solution

I made a platfrom to raise the chair base approx 75mm higher off the floor

The top and bottom are 9mm MDF and the eight spacers are 70mm x 45mm Pine

The top and bottom plates are glued and screwed to the spacers

The chair is fastened to the base with eight tie wraps through holes drilled in the base of the chair stand, this allows the chair still to swivel.

The benefit

Gary is able to sit once again in his favourite chair.

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3 responses to “Chair raiser for swivel chair”

  1. Deb says:

    Thank you for putting this together, just made two of them to raise same style chairs for same reason.
    Super stable but used nut and bolt instead of zip ties.

    The chairs are really balanced they are not toppling.

  2. Chris Sherwood says:

    No, not that we noticed. You could make the base larger if you were concerned of its stability.

  3. Theresa says:

    Did the chair loose any stability with this solution? My 96YO father has the same issue. He has a difficult time standing and puts a lot of pressure on the chair arms when doing so. I was thinking about doing something similar, but am concerned that if he does not apply pressure in a perfectly balanced way, the chair will tip leading to injury.

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