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Can you change a glider chair into a reclining chair if it is 100% wood. It is the old-fa

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Can you change a glider chair into a reclining chair if it is 100% wood. It is the old-fashioned glider chairs that mothers rock their babies in to sleep.
Do you have a plan to build a recliner out of a straight back glider all wooden glider chair
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Phil replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately it will not be even remotely possible to convert a gliding chair into a reclining chair... that is because recliners have an elaborate set of levers that change the angle of the seat and back as you recline, and the gliding chairs have all that fixed solidly in place.
It would be like converting an apple pie into a beef stew... the components are entirely different if that makes any sense.
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