How to Disassemble a Riser Recliner Chair

How to Disassemble a Riser Recliner Chair


Joshua Duggan

6 Min

Your Guide on How to Disassemble a Riser Recliner Safely

Whether you're moving home or rearranging your living room, this step-by-step guide will help you know how to disassemble a riser recliner chair. In doing so, you can move your chair easily and safely without damage.

At Opera Beds, we believe that a riser recliner chair is a sound investment, so it’s essential to understand how to maintain it and transport it whenever you need to. With over 20 years of experience in the furniture industry, our range of riser recliner chairs is designed for both comfort and convenience. 

Thinking of purchasing a riser recliner chair for home? Get in touch with our team today to get started.

Let’s get into how to disassemble a riser recliner:

Step 1 Removing the Backrest Cushions

Before you get started, ensure your riser recliner chair is disconnected from the power source.

Depending on the type of chair you have, you may be able to remove the back cushions of your chair. The back cushions of your riser recliner chair can be attached by a zip at the top, Velcro, or both. Simply unzip and detach each cushion of the backrest section so you can see the back of the riser recliner.

Back rest of the riser recliner chair

Step 2 Removing the Backrest from the Base Unit

Now you can begin to remove the backrest section of the chair. To do this, start by checking each side of the recliner chair between the back and seat for the male and female connecting mounts. Gently slide the backrest upward out of the connecting mounts until it is fully disconnected. You should be able to feel the back of the riser recliner release.

If you are struggling to remove the backrest, you may need to loosen the connecting mounts. Take a flat-head screwdriver to loosen it and gently move the backrest back and forth for it to detach. 

Step 3 Moving the Backrest

Once you have successfully removed the backrest from the chair you can move it to wherever it needs to go. When moving a riser recliner chair, most can be transported with the backrest placed on top of the seat cushion. 

If you are putting the chair through a tight space like a hallway or doorframe, it can also be transported in two sections to make it easier. It’s important to be aware of walls and corners when moving a riser recliner chair to avoid any damage. You may wish to cover the chair corners in bubble wrap or other protective material.

the back of a riser recliner chair

Why Would I Need to Dismantle My Riser Recliner?

There are several reasons as to why someone may need to move a riser recliner chair. These include:

Moving House 

As mentioned earlier, a riser recliner is an investment and is built for long-lasting comfort. A common reason people move a riser recliner is when they are moving house and taking the chair with them.

As riser recliner chairs are often with castors on the bottom, it helps make it easier to transport and move them to a new location. It Is important to check the weight of your riser recliner chair as they can be heavy to lift. You will likely need two people to move the chair for you.

Rearranging Your Home 

If you or a loved one are rearranging their living room, you may need to move their riser recliner chair to a new location. This could be because the chair is blocking a doorway or walkway, or simply because you want to change the layout or decorating of the room.

two people sat in riser recliner chairs

In such cases, it's important to know how to safely disassemble the chair to avoid any damage to the chair or the surrounding furniture and walls. By following the steps in the guide, you can easily disassemble your riser recliner chair and move it to a new location within your home.

Deep Cleaning and Hygiene for Care Needs

Deep cleaning and hygiene are important factors to consider when it comes to caring for someone who requires ongoing care at home. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the chair not only helps to extend its lifespan but also ensures that it remains hygienic and clean for the user.

By knowing how to disassemble a riser recliner chair, you can easily remove the cushions and other detachable parts to clean and sanitise them thoroughly. This can help to prevent the accumulation of dirt, dust, and other particles that can cause allergies or respiratory problems for the user.

At Opera Beds, our riser recliner chairs include two wipe-clean leather options for even easier maintenance. For soft upholstery, we advise using a damp microfiber cloth. Our premium table is a great addition to our riser recliner chairs and is perfect for holding drinks to help avoid any spillages going onto your chair. 

Small Repairs and Maintenance at Home

Another reason why you may wish to move a riser recliner chair is about small repairs and maintenance. Depending on where you purchased the chair or how long you have had it, it may become worn or damaged. This could be to the motor of the chair or its frame. By disassembling the chair, you can easily access these parts and make any necessary repairs or replacements. This can save you money and comfort in the long run.

Additionally, regular maintenance can help extend the life of your riser recliner chair, ensuring that it continues to provide you or your loved one with the necessary comfort and support for years to come. By following the steps in this guide, you can safely disassemble your chair and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance at home. As at Opera Beds, it’s important to us that your riser recliner chair continues to bring comfort and support to your day-to-day life for years to come.

a riser recliner chair in the reclined position

Other Tips to Look After Your Riser Recliner and Extend its Life

Like any piece of furniture, it needs to continue working as it should and riser recliner chairs are no exception. Here are ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your chair:

  • Ensure the chair is stored in an upright position when not in use
  • Never leave objects under the chair as they could become stuck when bringing the chair back upright
  • Avoid using an extension lead when plugging in the chair and use the mains instead
  • Do not use the footplate as a seat as this could break it and could lead to injury
  • Ensure the chair’s wires are away from any water
  • Use a riser recliner chair only indoors

Enjoy Proper Support and Long-Lasting Comfort from a Riser Recliner Chair

Riser recliner chairs have many health benefits and are a great investment within the home. Furthermore, they are a practical solution for enhanced comfort and can make life easier for those who struggle to get in and out of a regular armchair.

If you are moving house, or transforming your living room, disassembling a riser recliner chair is straightforward and hassle-free. 

At Opera Beds, our collection of riser recliner chairs comes with a generous warranty as standard and are made using high-quality materials so your chair lasts for years to come. We also have an in-house product support team who are on hand to answer any questions and troubleshoot if required.

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