Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #15: So this is woodworking??!!

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Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 02-13-2014 02:29 AM 994 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: 5 minute time lapse Part 15 of Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room series Part 16: Adding Fabric to the inside back »

Take a look at what the manufacturers allowed to pass!?

I get it. It’s not woodworking – but really – I could move that board back and forth with ease. If I stretched any fabric across it, it would pull that poor construction to the center. So my problem was this. How do I fix that problem without taking the whole dang chair apart?

Well I pulled out the staples then removed that bit of problem wood.

I chiseled out one end then got out my cheap jigsaw. I had to take about one inch off the blade because it smacked a board on the other side as I attempted to cut. DUMB! However, loosing an inch off that old blade was a no brainer.

I cut the rest out without incident. I also cut a piece of left over oak to fill the gap. Perfection was not required! I only needed a good firm bond.

When the glue set for a little bit, I removed the clamps then glued the curved piece of wood in place. On went the clamps again.

Simple enough. You don’t need a woodworking masterpiece underneath your upholstered furniture. You do need it to be sturdy and secure. That Wing repair made that the sturdiest of all 4 on the two chairs.

I still owe you all a little blog on upholstering the inside back. The good news is, I went back and filled out the stripping section. I don’t have any unfinished entries before this one leftover. Yay.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 03:51 AM

Well, if they did it perfect you wont have the joy of fixing it…

I am sure they don’t care since it’s hidden below foam and fabric.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 06:31 AM


It really is amazing what is sometimes hidden beneath the upholstery!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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