How To Disassemble Office Chair


How To Disassemble Office Chair

By Eric Wilsion
April 11, 2022

There may come a moment when you need to relocate all of your workplace furniture. Fitting a large, heavy chair into a truck or trailer can be difficult. Even more so if the chair does not fit.

Attempting to dismantle an office chair can be confusing. Where should you start? You may need to return the chair to the manufacturer or vendor.

Consider a few things before dismantling your office chair. There are tips and techniques to make it easier. Many methods can be used to make the chair more compact for transportation.

Why Do You Need A Removable Office Chair?

The majority of these chairs that can be built or dismantled are often the ideal choice, particularly for your office. Chairs must have certain components to support a person while sitting. These components are essential for providing the right kind of support. This comprises spine curvature alignment, lumbar and lower back support, neck support, and armrests.

Most significantly, it decreases your chance of developing musculoskeletal discomfort caused by extended sitting, particularly with bad posture. This office chair is the best for relieving tailbone discomfort. It's a common issue among office workers, often caused by using the wrong chair.

An office chair can cause discomfort if it is not properly designed with supportive foam and material. This can lead to irritation of the glutes and even tailbone pain.

Benefits of being able to disassemble the chair include relocating it, oiling its components, and even replacing them. A broken leg or wheel does not mean that the chair must be thrown away. It can be fixed or reused.

In recent years, ergonomics has been suggested for office employees for a variety of reasons, owing to its many benefits. It helps you save money. It lasts a long time and lowers your health risks. This reduces the amount of hospital visits and increases productivity at work.

Consider the Following When Disassembling an Office Chair

Consider how the chair arrived.

Before you begin dismantling your office chair, it may assist to remember how it came. Numerous seats are available in modular configurations. This implies that you can probably dismantle the chair in reverse order.

Certain chairs include a cylinder into the base. After that, the chair may be fitted to the cylinder.

To dismantle the chair, you will very certainly need to remove it from the cylinder. You will need to decide which components of your chair you can and cannot remove if it came built. Certain chairs provide instructions for disassembly.

How Things Connect to and Disconnect from One Another

You should be able to view all of the components of your office chair and determine if they can be removed. You should be able to remove any screws-attached components. A backrest, a headrest, or an armrest are examples of these components.

It may be more difficult to remove components that are not screwed to the system. Removing a cylinder from a mechanism can be tricky. This task becomes more complicated if the mechanism has been in use for an extended period.

It is possible to detach the cylinder from its tension, although it is only connected by tension. Certain office chairs, such as the Herman Miller Aeron and others, should not be removed from the cylinder.

Things You Should Not or Are Not Able to Remove

Certain components of your office chair should not be removable due to the risk of causing harm. Steelcase

For example, leap chairs cannot be detached from the back or arms. They are included within the frame. We strongly advise against removing the mechanism from your chair. This may result in the machine malfunctioning.

How To Take Apart An Office Chair

Completing the task will be challenging. This is especially true when your chair moves with the slightest movement. The most effective method to restrict the movement of your chair is to remove the wheels from the wheelbase.


  • To get access to the wheels, tilt your office chair to the side or upside down.
  • With one hand, grip the chair's leg and the caster with the other.
  • Remove the caster. If it remains immobile, pull out the caster with the pry bar.
  • Position the pry bar's nail-pulling end between the caster and the chair leg. Pull the caster wheel out by pushing the pry bar handle downward.
  • Carry doing this process for each wheel until your chair becomes immobile. Remove the star base after all of the wheels have been removed.

How Do You Remove The Office Chair's Star Base?

Step 1: 

Invert the chair. Have someone secure the five-star base. Place a piece of wood over the gas lift.

Step 2: 

Grasp your hammer and strike the wood with the side to avoid damaging the gas lift. Avoid directly hitting any component of the gas lift.

Step 3: 

Continue pounding the wood as it is being lifted by the gas lift. Eventually, the pressure inside the five-star base will be released, and the bottom will disintegrate.


Take Apart The Armrests

Following that, take the armrests out of their present place. What you are doing here is removing the secondary structure, which will remove any impediments.

It is critical to first determine if your armrests are detachable. Numerous office chair seats include armrests within their construction. If yours is one of them, you should inspect the manner in which it is connected to the seat construction.


How To Disassemble Office Chair Cylinder

This is the most difficult part to remove. Faced with this problem, you must consider what to do with your chair: discard it or reuse it.

If it is discarded, you can use tools such as pipe wrench to disassemble the Gas Cylinder. We do not recommend using a pipe wrench. Doing so will damage the gas rod and reduce its lifespan to one month.

Step One:

With blankets or waste cardboard, protect the surface of your table and the floor where the cylinder will land.

Step Two:

Most recommended way: Usually, chairs with gaslift can be adjusted in height. Raise the seat to the highest position. Press the height adjustment handle with one hand. Shake the chair cushion vigorously.

Generally, it can be removed in 10 seconds. Please do not loosen the height adjustment handle when shaking. If it is difficult to disassemble, two people can shake it together.

This method has been around for a long time. It won't have any impact on the air rod's service life. No extra tools are needed either. We highly recommend it.

Other way: Tighten your pipe wrench as near to the mechanism as feasible to your cylinder. Once the pipe wrench is tightened to the cylinder, spin it a quarter turn until it comes free.

Step Three:

The simple thing is to replace your cylinder. Arrange the base vertically on the floor. Replace the cylinder with the new one in the base. Simply take up your chair and position it over the mechanism's hole.

Once the chair is secured to the cylinder, sit in it to secure it. That is all!

OdinLake hopes to provide you with the best office chair. Contact us without hesitation if you have any problems dismantling Odinlake chairs. Whether or not you have purchased them, we are here to help. We would love to help you.

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