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How to Lock a Swivel Seat So it Doesn’t Swivel

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.

  1. 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.Lock a Swivel

  2. 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.

Posted by Stephanie

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A lover of all types of design, Stephanie brings over 9 years of experience with interior design and seating. From modern to transitional, she loves any design that exudes comfort and elegance.