How to convert a rolling chair to a stationary chair

Updated July 20, 2017

Office chairs are often equipped with castors or wheels to enable movement. However, a time may come when you no longer need the mobility of an office chair. You can convert a rolling chair into a stationary chair quickly and easily by removing the wheels on the bottom of the chair.

Place the chair on its back so that the wheels are off the floor and facing you.

Remove alll wheels. Depending on the chair, this can by done in two different ways. Hold the chair tightly and simply pull the wheels out of the legs/base of the chair. If wheels are held in place with bolts, turn the bolts counter-clockwise until the wheel is released.

Glue on protective padding to the chair legs. You can get pre-cut felt, cork or rubber pads or get a sheet and cut it to size. The padding will protect the floor from damage.


Be careful when sitting in the chair for the first time, to make sure the integrity of the chair was not affected during wheel removal. Test the chair for stability. Turn chair right side up and carefully sit down.

Things You'll Need

  • Spanner/wrench
  • Screwdriver
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Frank Martin has worked as a professional automotive journalist since 2008 and has been published in "Motortrend Magazine." He holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical science from the University of Wisconsin.