Updated at: 11-08-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

This piece will explain how to modify a lazyboy with a swivel base. If you have a screwdriver handy, you can finish the job in under an hour.

Putting a swivel base on a lazyboy recliner is a common request, and there are a few good reasons to do it. It’s possible that the person has just purchased one of these chairs but lacks the necessary tools to assemble it, or that they simply enjoy the option of rotating their chair without getting up from their seat. This post will show you how to accomplish it properly regardless of your motivation.

Steps on Putting a Swivel base on a Lazyboy Recliner

Disassemble your lazyboy recliner’s swivel base per Step 1. To accomplish this, loosen and remove all of the screws from the underside of your chair, beginning from the ones closest to you outward. This part ought should come off without any difficulty.

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Second, secure the new swivel head cap to the Roomba headboard using two bolts or wood screws in each of the preexisting holes. We don’t want any mishaps to occur, so be sure to install these components so that they are pointing at a solid support, like another beam in the home.

Take careful measurements from the floor to the desired height of your swivel base.

Drill some holes into your Roomba’s headboard if there aren’t any already.

Third, replace the recliner’s swivel base with a new one. To do this, we will screw two bolts into each of the four mounting locations on the chair’s wheelbase, and then attach the four points together tightly with washers all around for further stability.

After installation, they should not come loose or jiggle. Reattach this part to the top of the chair, from which it was previously removed, and make sure the screws are as snug as possible.

Benefits of putting a swivel base on a Lazy Boy Recliner

Chairs that allow you to turn in it while still having easy access to the controls for reclining or rising are available.

A modified lazyboy eliminates the need to first push yourself up off the seat before descending to the floor, making it much simpler to enter and exit the chair. Then just lean over and support yourself with your arm.

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Leaning over and using an arm for support makes getting in and out of the chair much simpler. There’s no need to stand up straight before lowering yourself to the floor.

What is a Swivel base on a Recliner?

Swivel bases allow you to easily rotate your chair 360 degrees to the left or right. With this, you may avoid having to constantly turn around to accommodate others on either side of you.

How Much Does a Swivel Base Cost for a Recliner?

The labor cost to install a swivel base on a recliner is roughly $250. Although this is more expensive than simply buying the item, the installation fee covers not only the professional work but also the cost of all necessary components.

To add a swivel seat to your lazyboy chair will cost you between $250 and $400. All materials and labor required to finish the installation are included in the quoted price.

The installation charge is higher than buying it outright, but it covers the cost of the installer’s time as well as any materials they might require.

How to Care for Recliner Swivel Bases?

Metal, plastic, and leather are all used to create the swivel bases for recliners. In order to properly maintain your swivel base, you should first identify the material it is made of.

If your recliner has a metal swivel base, you may just wash it down with a dry cloth to keep it looking like new.

Cleaning plastic swivel bases requires a vacuum attachment, followed by a moist cloth or soft brush.

Leather swivel bases can’t be submerged in water, therefore you’ll need the help of leather professionals to clean them.

Don’t put anything under the swivel base of your recliner, as this might leave scratches and scuffs that won’t come out.

How to Prevent Wear and Tear on Recliners

Continuous motion in a recliner can significantly reduce its lifespan. Before cleaning or washing the surface of your swivel base, it is vital to identify the material it is made of. If your recliner has a metal swivel base, all you need to do to keep it clean is wipe it down with a dry cloth once in a while.

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Recliners with leather swivel bases can’t be submerged in water, so instead of soaking them, vacuum them with the appropriate attachment and wipe them down with a moist towel or gentle brush.

Don’t put anything under the swivel base of your recliner, as this might leave scratches and scuffs that won’t come out.

Use a gentle detergent (like Woolite) to clean the seat cushion and restore its original softness and pliability. Fabrics will lose their shape over time if you wash them in cold or hot water, so stick to lukewarm.