Time needed: 20 minutes.
If you have swivel stools and are concerned about your children banging them into the counters, there’s an easy way to child-proof them by locking the swivel mechanism.
- Locate the Swivel Plate
Turn the stool upside down and identify the swivel plate which connects the base to the seat. It usually looks like two plates with a swivel mechanism between them.
- Drill a Hole
Drill a hole through both the top and bottom plates (use a drill bit made for metal), then insert a screw. This will lock your seat so it doesn’t swivel, creating a stationary stool.