How To Stabilize Cherner-Style Chairs?

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Q: We recently obtained two Cherner chairs, and aesthetically we adore them. Problem is, when you sit in them, the flexible legs push out under your weight, and the chairs slide as you wildly flail your arms. Kinda embarrassing for guests. They both do it even though they were purchased separately; one is slightly worse. Putting them on a rug helps but doesn't solve the problem, particularly when a larger person sits on them. It seems like only a matter of time until some poor, unsuspecting soul breaks one.
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Has anyone encountered this issue with Cherner-style chairs? If so, did you find a fix? We tightened the screws, but that didn't seem to be the problem. The original leg glides are still on but a bit brittle. Any suggestions on making these chairs sit-able?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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