Sep 07, 2012, 03:01 PMsmarge117
I've got two of these that I'm going to refinish, but they also need re-strapping.
Estimates from the pros are anywhere from $75 5o $120/chair, so I'm looking for a possible DIY solution.
Anyone have any experience with this??
Sep 07, 2012, 07:54 PMlady of shallot
What I would probably do with this chair is to have a piece of wood cut to fit the chair (1/4 or 1/2 inch plywood) I would then upholster the board, using a foam cushion that is covered with muslin, then quilt batting then another layer of muslin, then whatever fabric you choose for the seat.
Strapping is only the base for a cushion that needs to be made anyway. The method I suggest needs no sewing, only a staple gun.
the method I suggest above is the same way I upholster a headboard, except that for a chair I would use a cushion.
Sep 07, 2012, 09:35 PMMary Ruth
LOS has a good solution otherwise you would need to purchase webbing then have a webbing stretcher tool to stretch it tight.
The board method is just more padding on what you might do to cover a dining room chair seat. Much easier and actually stronger than webbing replacement.
So nice to have a pair of chairs the same.