Though it is nice having a level with a lot of static meshes (this is by default), they don't move at all (hence, they are called static). Static meshes are used for efficiency's sake, but there comes a time where you want the player to be able to interact with those objects, such as moving crates or shooting at things.
This recipe assumes that you have the example project and the level I provided (
With that in mind, let's learn how we can breathe some life into our static meshes:
SM_Chairobject we have placed in the fireplace.