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Chair Reupholstering

We were tasked with replacing the foam cushion and seat covering on a pair of kitchen chairs. Removing the existing fabric seemed simple, until I pulled a dozen staples holding the cardboard cover to the bottom of the chair and exposed the fabric stapled to the MDF plate:

Chair reupholstering - stapled fabric

Chair reupholstering – stapled fabric

That’s just part of one corner. Obviously, whoever built the chair wanted to be very very very sure the fabric didn’t come loose!

Removing the staples from one corner produced a pile:

Chair reupholstering - one corner of staples

Chair reupholstering – one corner of staples

Piling up all the staples from the other chair looked even more impressive:

Chair reupholstering - staple pile

Chair reupholstering – staple pile

I fired maybe a third as many staples into the new fabric, which seems secure enough.

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  1. #1 by Olli on 2018-12-18 - 15:26

    “Obviously, whoever built the chair wanted to be very very very sure the fabric didn’t come loose!”

    Obviously not from IKEA? ;-)
    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/ikea.html