I love my computer chair. Which is a good thing, since I spend much of my day in it. Thankfully I’m on low-pile carpet, which means that I can roll around with ease, without the need for a chair mat. However, if you have high pile carpet, you understand how essential a good chair mat is. Without one, not only will your chair have difficulty moving, but you’re going to damage that soft floor covering. That is, unless you replace those little casters with something that can glide over the carpet with ease.
This DIY project uses a bit of MDF and some high-density polyethylene to make Office Chair Glides. The idea is that if you have a wide, smooth surface making contact with the carpet, it will glide with ease. One of these to replace each of your wheels, and you’ll be able to roll around easily, without tearing up the carpet.