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How to Take Apart a Recliner in 7 Steps?

Do you want to know how to take apart your recliner? I’m betting that you have already tried to disassemble it yourself, but you’ve failed. The good news is that it is relatively easy. This article will walk you through the seven easy stages of disassembling your recliner.

Make sure you have the following tools before starting the project:

  • screwdriver
  • adjustable wrench
  • pliers

Step 1: Move the rocking chair out of its place

Firstly, you need to move your rocking chair away from any objects that could potentially damage it during the disassembly process. Find an area that has a lot of space. The good news is that almost all types of chairs can be dismantled in the same way, so no worries!

Once you’ve moved it into the designated space, remove pillows or anything else attached to it, and it will make things easier later on when taking off covers and tightening nuts, etc.

Step 2: Remove the Back

Now it’s time to remove the back. For this, you will need a screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. The screws that hold the back in place are usually located at the top of the chair. Once you have removed them, please take them off the back and set them aside for now.

Steps:

  1. Locate the screws on the top of your chair
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove them
  3. Take off the back and set it aside

Step 3: Detach the Arms

The arms of the chair are usually attached to the body with screws. Use your screwdriver and wrench to remove them. Some models might have bolts instead of screws, so look out for that. Once you’ve detached the arms, set them aside in a safe place.

Steps:

  1. Locate the screws or bolts on the arm of your chair
  2. Use a screwdriver or adjustable wrench to remove them
  3. Set the components aside in a safe place

Step 4: Disconnect Cords and Springs

Now it’s time to disconnect cords and springs. This can be a little tricky, so be careful not to hurt yourself. The cables are usually connected near the bottom of the chair, while the springs are attached near the top. Use your pliers to disconnect them and set them aside.

Steps:

  1. Locate the cord or spring on your chair
  2. Use pliers to detach it
  3. Set it aside in a safe place

Step 5: Remove Fabric Cushions and Leg Covers

To take off the fabric cushion, just detach all its fasteners or handles using your screwdriver (Do not use excessive force!). You can also cut through some of those straps if necessary but make sure you don’t damage any of their parts as they might get lost during the disassembly process later on!

Steps:

  1. Locate the screws holding down the back cushion
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove them
  3. Detach the back cushion and set it aside

Now you should only have a few parts left – the chair body, base plate, and some springs.

Step 6: Undo Screws to Take Apart Armrests

The armrests are usually attached to the body with screws. Use your screwdriver and wrench to remove them. Some models might have bolts instead of screws, so look out for that. Once you’ve detached the arms, set them aside in a safe place.

Steps:

  1. Locate the screws or bolts on the arm of your chair
  2. Use a screwdriver or adjustable wrench to remove them
  3. Set the components aside in a safe place

Step 7: Detach Springs from Recliner Body

You should take out all springs attached to your chair in the last step. To do that, use pliers and pull them off! It might be a little tricky, so don’t worry if it takes some time. Once they are detached, set them aside in their own safe place – you won’t need these parts during the assembly process later on.

Steps:

  1. Put spring(s) back into position
  2. Reattach armrests using screws or bolts/screwdriver (depending on model) and wrench 

The springs will now be free to detach from the recliner. Use caution when doing this, as they may be pretty intense and could cause injury if not handled properly.

Step 8: Take Apart the Frame of the Chair

Now it’s time to take apart the frame of your chair. For this, you will need a screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. The screws that hold the back in place are usually located at the top of the chair. Once you have removed them, take off the back and set them aside for now.

Steps:

  1. Locate the screws on the top of your chair
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove them
  3. Take off the back and set it aside

The frame is usually attached to the bottom of the chair with screws. Remove them and set the frame aside. You can now discard all other parts that you have detached from the chair. Congratulations, you have successfully disassembled your recliner!

FAQ

Here I want to answer some often asked questions about disassembling a recliner.

Can I Disassemble a Recliner If It Is Not Broken?

Yes, you can. In fact, it is often recommended that you do so every few years to clean the inside and get rid of any dust or dirt buildup. This will help keep your recliner in good condition for many years to come.

What parts of the recliner do I need to be careful with when detaching them?

You should be especially careful with the springs as they can be pretty intense and could cause injury if not handled properly. Also, take care when detaching the arms as there are screws that need to be removed and can be easily lost if not careful.

Can I Use a Regular Screwdriver to Take Apart the Recliner? Or Do I Need More Specialized Tools?

Yes, you can. However, if the screws are particularly tough to remove, you should use pliers or an adjustable wrench instead of a regular screwdriver as they will provide more leverage.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. Everything you need to know about how to disassemble a recliner in seven simple steps. We hope this article has helped show you just how easy taking apart your recliner can be and given you some helpful tips on what tools will make the job easier for you.


About Karen Miller

As an interior designer, I believe that living spaces should be welcoming and comfortable. When you walk into your home or office for the first time after it's been remodeled by me - all of those efforts are paid off with a sense of comfort in knowing how much care went into making sure every detail was attended too!

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