How to Raise the Height of a Chair

Written by stephen lilley
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How comfortable you are in a chair depends as much on your height as it does on the quality of the chair itself. A tall person may feel cramped with the default height of a chair, for example, while a short person may feel too close to the ground and too far away from the table at which she is sitting. If you need to raise the height of the chair, you can do so using specially designed equipment.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Chair risers

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  1. 1

    Use a tape measure to determine the exact number of inches you want to add to the height of your chair. Place one end of a tape measure on the seat of your chair and measure upward to the point where you would like the seat to rest. The result is the total number of inches the chair will need to be raised.

  2. 2

    Purchase a set of chair risers that matches the height you found in Step 1. Chair risers can be purchased both online and in local hardware stores. Some chair risers are adjustable, allowing you to change the height periodically to fit your needs. Others are only one size.

  3. 3

    Turn over your chair and attach one riser to each of the unit's four legs. If you have adjustable risers, manually adjust the height of the riser to the height in inches you measured in Step 1. One size risers only need to be attached to the bottom of the chair. Turn your chair back over to allow it to sit at its new height.

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