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Martha Stewart and Peter Germain recover the seat and back of a chair using fabric and foam. How to Reupholster a Dining Chair Seat A high-impact way to improve or change the look of any chair with a removable seat is to recover the seat fabric. Whether you have pets and children, or just love to recycle old furniture, you’ll appreciate this quick refurbishing technique. Materials needed to recover dining room table are base of chair to be recovered, fabric of choice, scissors, heavy duty stapler with staples, measuring tape, and flat head screw driver. Cut Lining Place seat frame with cushion side face down on lining. Remove the old fabric from the seat pad and use it as a pattern to cut out the new fabric. Under the fabric is the padding. Replace it if it’s too compressed or damaged to cushion the seat comfortably. Step 1, Place a chisel under the edge of the tack or other fastener.Step 2, Tap the end of the chisel with a wooden mallet.Step 3, Gently lever the tack (or other fastener) upwards. Do this gently and repetitively until the tack becomes free of the wood. Here, Matthew Haly, owner of The Furniture Joint, an upholstery studio in new york city, demonstrates how to reupholster a simple dining room chair. 1. Unscrew the seat base from the chair frame. If the base is in good condition, remove the old fabric and staples with an awl and pliers. 2. Create a new seat from 1/2-inch plywood. Either trace the old base, or measure the seat frame and mark the wood with the dimensions minus about an 1/8 inch all around. Cut the wood with a jigsaw. 3. .
Lay the drop cloth down (I cut rectangles to the approximate shape of the chair back, then cut out 12 of them (2 for each chair). You will want to feel where the batting ends and the edge of the cane, so you know where to staple. Step 6. Reattach your newly reupholstered seats to your chairs. And now you’re ready to flip that chair upside-down on the table again, grab your drill and screws from step 1, and reassemble your chair with its newly reupholstered seat cushion. .
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