A: It is possible to use bricks, but there will soon be a problem with using bricks (or cement pavers, 2x4s, wood blocks, etc) as furniture risers. The problem occurs when someone sits on the chair and some lateral (sideways) stress on the chair and it eventually slides off the bricks. Good risers have a top pocket that keeps the chair from sliding off the risers. At FurnitureRisres.com we have a choice of top pockets for all types of furniture and situations. Check us out!