No furniture problem is quite as frustrating as a table […]
No furniture problem is quite as frustrating as a table that's too high for its dining chairs. If you want to raise your chair's height, however, you can do so in many different ways. Depending on your preference, you may try chair raisers, wooden blocks, chair cushions, or a variety of products to increase a dining chair's height. Before you know it, you'll be able to sit at your dining table comfortably!
Choose interconnected chair raisers if you want stability. Although you can purchase individual chair raisers, interconnected designs tend to rock less. Interconnected chair raisers fit to the chair via highly adjustable raiser legs, which move in and out as well as to the side.
If you chose an interconnected chair raiser, you will only need 1 instead of 4.
Interconnected chair raisers generally cost more than other raisers.
Pick a height for your chair raisers. Chair raisers usually come in sizes from about 1 inch (2.5 cm) to 5 inches (13 cm). Decide how much higher you want your chairs to be and pick a chair raiser that comes in your desired height.
If you want you dining chairs to better fit a table's height, subtract the idea height of your chair from its current height to determine the right size for your raisers.
Raisers are often one size fits most, but you may want to check the base's dimensions to make sure they're not too small for your chair legs.
Fit the chair's legs into the raisers. Chair raisers, both single and interconnected, have indentations for the chair leg to fit inside. Lift the chair and place the leg into the indentation, repeating this process for each of the chair's legs.
To ensure safety, all 4 of your chair's legs should have a raiser, unless you're using an interconnected raiser.
Ask another person for help lifting the chair if fitting the raisers is beyond your physical capacity.
Paint the raiser to match your chair's color. To give your chair raiser a stylish, low-profile finish, paint it the color of your chair. Apply 2-3 coats of paint, then seal it with a finish to prevent the color from chipping over time.
Although you may not be able to find an exact color match, painting can help your chair raisers stand out less.
Chair raisers often come in a variety of colors and finishes. Look for raisers that are the same color and made from the same material as your chair online or at a home improvement store.