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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Reupholstering a Leather Chair: Is It Worth It?

When you are considering reupholstering a chair one of the things that you should take into account is whether the project will make sense for you to cope and does it fit with the planned design chair.

Chair Frame

Search for quality structure. If loose screws or bolts, it is important to see if it can be tightened or replaced before starting the process otherwise spend too much time on a chair that is defective or damaged.

This is the first thing you need to look. Do you like that style and body shape? It should have space in the home, keep a design in mind so if you make a frame style it is suitable for a traditional design.

Since most of the chairs, which are slated to be reupholstered which are older or worn, you should put a budget to replace the foam that goes under the leather because it is the key to a comfortable seat. Make sure the foam you look for is firm enough, as it will lose some firmness as time passes.

Picking your Leather

When getting quotes for the amount of leather you need, you should budget for waste by 25% if you are going to do the job and have not done much upholstery before. The main piece of leather that you are looking for should be free of stains and be used for the part of the chair that you will see more. A professional can help on how the skin would look better in your chair.

Make sure that you bring with you the chair as a person who does upholstery will want to see the project and give you a better idea on prices. They are also likely to have excellent suggestions on the leather supply.

Make sure you choose the leather which is easy for you to work with. smoother leather is easier for you to line the chair, but if you want a tougher skin, then consider finding a professional to do the work for you.


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