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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Part 1

Is that old, wingback chair moldering in a corner starting to show signs of its real age? Does it have areas where signs of wear can not be covered with a strategically positioned throw? Or, simply do not reflect the taste of your own design or theme of your room? Whatever the cause, reupholstering wingback chairs can transform it back into a pattern that once was. And think of the pride you have when you put your thumbs through the belt loops, swinging back and forth on your heels and say: "Yes, I reupholstered that myself!"


About 11 feet of padding (consult the Guide available at the fabric store for a more accurate figure)

½" thick padded seat, if you need it

Rubber mallet


Scissors (good quality, capable of cutting through thick material)

Stapler and staples

Metallic flexible jaw stripping

Cardboard stripping

Rigid metal pickling

Ice tool selection

Glue gun and glue sticks


The removal of the existing fabric

Step 1

Try to remove the tissue without destroying the existing chair. This allows for models to use when you are ready to cut the new tissue. Use needle nose pliers, and start removing the existing rivets. When you delete a part of the note fabric, pin a note that shows the part of the chair.

Step 2

Put a section of the old part of the fabric over the new fabric and cut a new piece. Do not forget to mark the new part so you know where it is installed.

Step 3

If the chair has bare spots, use the fill to fill them in. For example, some of the wingback chairs have the buttons that run along the inside of the back seat. If you do not replace the buttons, you need to fill a hole in the existing pads to ensure a regular basis.

Reupholstering the back

Step 1

Take the section of fabric to use for the back of the chair and put it on the region. tuck the sides and pull them into the back of the chair. With one hand, pull the fabric tight and the other to staple the fabric of the piece of wood that spans the upper back of the chair. Cut off the excess tissue (about ¼ "staples).

Step 2

Now, pull the lower part of the fabric across the back of the chair, and pull. The staple fabric top bar of wood on the back of the chair. (Two trees of bars here, be sure to staple the top and bottom).

Step 3

Pull both sides of the fabric tight and staple to the wood structure.

In the next article, we will go into the reupholstery of the seat and the arms.


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